Events / Dinner

Sip and Savor Puerto Rico

Featuring Don Q Rum

Wed, May 07, 2014

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
Reservations Policy

Mario Pagán

Laurel Kitchen | Art Bar at the Puerto Rico Museum of Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Experience the vibrant flavors of Puerto Rico’s rich culinary traditions with chef Mario Pagán’s menu inspired by the sun-swathed, picturesque island. Served with a selection of boutique wines and fine Don Q rum to savor throughout the night, this elegant tasting event is sure to create tropical bliss—without the airfare and sunburn.


  • Hors d'Oeuvre
    • Brie Croquetas with Papaya Preserves and Maldon Sea Salt
    • Spiny Lobster–Malanga Fritters with Soursop Dressing
    • Smoked Salmon Alcapurrias with Cilantro Tartar Sauce
    • Pied de Cochon in Phyllo with Tamarind Aïoli
    • St. Elmos Fire > Don Q Cristal with Toasted Coconut Drinking Vinegar, Pineapple, Amaro, Allspice, and Lime
    • Vintage Photo > Don Q Añejo Gran Añejo with Banana Cordial and Bitters
    • Hugs & Kisses > Don Q Gold with Verjus, Animal Cracker Tincture, and Yuzu
  • Dinner
    • Smoked Chayote Soup with Parmesan–Coriander Foam
    • Arugula, Pork Crackling, Avocado, and Farmer’s Cheese Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette
    • Plantain-Dusted Rabbit Terrine with Escargots and Sage-Infused Gravy
    • Black Sea Bass with Truffled Yuca Purée and Hudson Valley Foie Gras–Port Sauce
    • Native Maví Root Beer–Lime Granité
    • Adobo Lamb Shoulder Confit with Apio–Grit Cake and Rioja Wine Reduction
    • Dessert Trio > Baby Banana, Raisin, and Rum Crème Brûleé; Goat Cheese Cheesecake Dome with Nougatine and Warm Guava Glaze; and Warm Coconut–Bienmesabe Financier with Cocoa Ice Cream
    • Don Q Aged Sipping Rum
    • A selection of fine wines will be served with this dinner.