Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Sanibel, FL

Thu, January 30, 2020

5:00 PM
Member Price: $200 Public Price: $225 For tickets, please contact Cielo at

1244 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957

Host Chef: Melissa Akin

Guest Chefs:

Pat Sheerin, Student of Life, Chicago

Ed Sura, Uchiko, Austin

Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia and Proxi, Chicago

Matias Boirie, Norman Love Confections, Fort Myers, FL 

Benefitting the James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Programs


Hors d'Oeuvre

Melissa Akin
Housemade Bison Pastrami with Buckwheat Blini and Apple Kraut

Pat Sheerin
Potato–Chickpea Croquettes with Pimentón Rouille 

Ed Sura
Bone Marrow Cakes with Truffle Soy and Meyer Lemon

Andrew Zimmerman
Smoked Duck with Rye Cracker, Coffee Mustard, and Pickled Fennel


Pat Sheerin
Cavatelli with Porcini–Mapo Ragu and Aged Balsamic
Domaine Pichot Domaine Le Peu de la Moriette Vouvray 2017

Andrew Zimmerman
Gulf Redfish with Crawfish Boudin, Fennel Custard, and Sauce Nantua
Gunderloch Jean-Baptiste Riesling Kabinett 2017

Melissa Akin
Alaskan Halibut with Pork–Apple Dumpling, Crystalized Carrot–Ginger Broth, and Watercress–Purple Radish Salad
King Estate Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Ed Sura
Braised Short Ribs with Parsnips and Coconut–Lemongrass Emulsion
Bianchi Heritage Selection Zinfandel 2017

Pastry Chef Matias Boirie
Hazelnut Bar with Lemon Cream, Coffee Gelato, Micro Greens, and Gold Hazelnuts
Risata Brachetto d’Acqui 2018

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