Events / Dinner

Savoring Italian Summer

Tue, July 18, 2017

The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
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David Benstock

Il Ritorno, St. Petersburg, FL

After working under JBF Award winner Gabriel Kreuther at Spice Market and the Modern in New York City, David Benstock has returned to his native St. Petersburg to open innovative Italian hot spot Il Ritorno. Join us for a lush dinner highlighting Benstock’s Florida roots, culinary journey, and his affinity for modern Italian fare.

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Poached Bluepoint Oysters with Smoked Trout Roe and Herbed Crème Fraîche

Crispy Squash Blossoms with Shrimp Mousse, Tomato Confit Vinaigrette, and Ricotta 

Crispy Prosciutto with Pickled Canteloupe and Lemon Gelée

50-Day-Dry-Aged Steak Tartare with Garbanzo Beans, Horseradish, and Tomato Oil

Antica Fratta Franciacorta Brut NV


American Red Snapper Crudo with Smoked Tomato Water, Summer Beans, and Pickled Eggplant

Michele Chiarlo Le Marne Gavi  2016

Cappellini Nero with Lemongrass, Wild Sea Beans, Key West Pink Shrimp, Lime Zest, and Florida Bottarga

Domaine Franck Millet Sancerre 2016

Preserved Ramp–Taleggio Agnolotti with Crispy Lamb Belly and Charred Leeks

Schreckbichl Colterenzio Riserva Pinot Nero 2013

Black Grouper with Cucumber Broth, White Balsamic, Black Garlic, Watermelon Radish, and Heirloom Artichokes

Anselmi Capitel Foscarino 2013

Lemon Verbena Sorbet with Preserved Star Fruit, Vanilla Bean, and Pecan Crumble

Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d’Asti 2016

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