Events / Dinner

Shepherd and Friends

Wed, May 31, 2017

The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
Cancellation and Food Allergy Policy

Craig Rogers

Border Springs Farm, Patrick Springs, VA

Walter Bundy

Shagbark, Richmond, VA

Brandon Carter

FARM, Bluffton, SC

Greg McPhee

The Anchorage, Greenville, SC

Ian Robbins

Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA

Known as “the lamb guy” by top chefs across the country, Craig Rogers specializes in superior cuts from head to hoof. For this Beard House blowout, our favorite shepherd has rounded up his closest Southern comrades to explore lamb’s versatility through creative interpretations in every course. In addition, sommelier Neal Wavra of northern Virginia restaurant Field & Main will expertly guide guests through fabulous pairings from Boxwood Winery, Williamsburg Winery, and Foggy Ridge Cider.

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Crispy Lamb Sweetbreads with Peppers, Eggplant, Peanut, Shoyu, and Basil

Pickled Georgia White Shrimp with Sweet Laurel, Star Anise, Chiles, and Fried Masa 

Crispy Tempura Wild Duck with Bonnyclabber Cheese Co. Blue Goat Cheese, Hot Honey, Hubs Peanuts, and Apple Slaw 

Surryano Ham–Wrapped Virginia Whitetail Deer with Meadow Creek Dairy Grayson Cheese and Strawberry–Jalapeño Jam on Sally Lunn Bread 

Urban Choice Mushroom Farm Mushrooms with Smoked Carrots, Butterscotch, Chèvre, and Turnips

Foggy Ridge Cider First Fruit Hard Cider

Thibaut-Janisson Blanc de Chardonnay Brut NV


Williamson Low Country Farms Heirloom Tomato–Chanterelle Pie with Rosemary, Fennel, Lardo, and Sequatchie Cove Creamery Dancing Fern Cheese

Boxwood Estate Topiary 2014

Cornmeal-Crusted Chesapeake Bay Softshell Crab with Morels, Sweet Corn, Edward’s Smoked Bacon Succotash, Peppadew Pepper Coulis, and Sherry–Crab Sauce

Foggy Ridge Cider Serious Cider

Smoked Border Springs Lamb Sausage with Beet Kimchi and Molasses 

Boxwood Estate Trellis 2015

Coffee-Rubbed Lamb Loin with Chiles, Grilled Tomatillo, Marinated Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, and Goat Yogurt 

Williamsburg Winery Adagio 2013

Strawberry Cloud with Rhubarb Sorbet, Liquid Cheesecake, Strawberry–Wisteria Gel, and Cornbread Crumble

Williamsburg Winery Petite Fleur 2015