Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Scottsdale, AZ

Thu, March 13, 2014

6:00 PM
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Member Price: $200 Public Price: $225 Phone: 480.945.7193
Reservations Policy

Host Chefs Chris Masco and Roberto Madrid
deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

James Boyce 
Cotton Row, Huntsville, AL

Floyd Cardoz 
North End Grill, NYC

JBF Award Winner Michael Ginor 
Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Great Neck, NY

Susur Lee 
Lee and Bent, Toronto, Canada 

Pastry Chef Pierre Poulin 
Aureole, NYC


  • Hors d’Oeuvre 
    • Papas Rellenas with Drunken Goat Cheese, Jamón Serrano, and Truffle Honey
    • Caviar en Conos > Sturgeon Caviar with Huitlacoche Mousse and Egg Foam in Yuca Cones
    • Carne Asada Machito > Wagyu Flap Steak with Smoked Shishito Peppers, Pickled Avocado, and Peruvian Bean Wheels    
    • Amaranth–Chayote Pancakes with Dark Mesquite Pinole, Bunapi Mushrooms, Culantro Salsa, and Kabocha Squash Coulis
    • Chandon Reserve Pinot Noir Rosé NV
  • Dinner 
    • Octopus with Crosnes and Citrus Essence; Pacific Shoreline Oysters with Pickled Mustard Seeds and Charcoal Bread; and Golden Diver Scallop with Swiss Chard Crust
    • Barnett Vineyards Andrews Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013
    • Hudson Valley Foie Gras Torchon with Figs, Quince, and Crumble
    • Barnett Vineyards Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
    • Caramelized Cod with Shrimp–Tofu Cake, Tonnato Sauce, Tomato–Lemon Confit, and Mâche Salad
    • Barnett Vineyards Tina Marie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
    • Grilled Quail with Caramelized Endives and Orange Curry
    • Barnett Vineyards Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
    • Hot-Smoked Tennessee Valley Lamb Loin with Black Truffles, Celery Root Purée, Chanterelles, and Hazelnut Sauce
    • Barnett Vineyards Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
    • Milk Mousse Bar with Dark Chocolate Sauce, Macadamia Nuts, and Manjari Ice Cream
    • St. Clair Brown Muscat 2010