Events / Dinner

Shepherd and Friends

Thu, May 31, 2018

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Craig Rogers

Border Springs Farm, Patrick Springs, VA

Nick Graves

Restaurant 17, Travelers Rest, SC

Christopher Grossman

Atlas, Atlanta

Andy Little

Josephine, Nashville

Keith Roberts

Edwards Virginia Smokehouse, Surry, VA

Nick Sierputowski

The Ravenous Pig, Winter Park, FL

Christian Castillo

Atlas, Atlanta

Celebrate the full bounty of spring at the Beard House when beloved shepherd Craig Rogers returns for his annual whole-lamb feast. Rogers and his handpicked roster of chef and farmer friends will collaborate and craft a seasonal tasting menu featuring superior cuts from head to hoof.


Hors d’Oeuvre

Assorted Blue Ridge Creamery Cheeses

Ginger and Miso–Poached Maine Lobster with Crispy Green Garlic Carolina Gold Rice and Cilantro  

Oysters Carbonara with Lamb Ham and Pea Oil

Lamb Bacon with Green Tomatoes and Frisée on Toasts

Lamb Tartare with Capers, Picked Mint, Pine Nuts, and Egg Yolks on Crostini  

Smoked Lamb Denver Ribs

Carving Station > Edwards Virginia Smokehouse 18-Plus-Month-Aged Heritage Breed Surryano Ham and Lamb Ham

Dry-Cured Border Springs Lamb with Spicy Cheese Croutons, Chowchow, and Shaved-and-Pickled Baby Beets  


Bread service by Lionel Vatinet, La Farm Bakery, Cary, NC  

Nashville Hot Lamb Scrapple with Dandelion Greens and Pickle Vinaigrette

Lamb Crépinette with Ramps, Potato Gnocchi, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Bone Marrow Demi-Glace

Lamb Fat–Cobia Confit with Tomato Gnudi, Eggplant Purée, Squash, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, and Cucumber

Roasted Lamb Rack with Black Garlic–Braised Lentils; Straight-from-the-Backyard Garlic and Cauliflower; Pine Nut–Fava Bean Gremolata; Black Truffle–Lamb Sausage, and Early Summer Field Pea Hummus

Strawberry–Raspberry Mousse with Sheep’s Milk Yogurt Foam, Strawberry Consommé,  Strawberry Meringue, Basil Gelato, White Chocolate, and Olive Oil Powder

A selection of fine wines generously provided by Boxwood Winery, Oceano Winery, and Williamsburg Winery will be served with this dinner.