Events / Dinner

Southern Comfort Redux

Sat, June 08, 2013

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
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Tom Ramsey

La Finestra - Jackson, MS

Any respectable survey of the South’s exciting food renaissance should include a nod to the city of Jackson, Mississippi. Join us for a taste of the Magnolia State when seven of Jackson’s most talented chefs prepare a menu of Southern comfort foods.

Event photos taken by Tom Kirkman.


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Vicksburg-Style Tomato Sandwiches
    • J.A.M. Gulf Oysters with Oxtail Mignonette 
    • Black-Eyed Pea Crackers with Pimento Cheese
    • Smoked Deviled Eggs
    • Cane Syrup–Cured Duck, Fig Mascarpone, and Green Onion Pesto Crostini 
    • Pulled Chicken Salad on Toasts
    • Louis Guntrum Dry Riesling 2011
  • Dinner
    • Catfish and Caviar > Smoked Catfish Pâté with Paddlefish Roe
    • Montsarra Cava NV
    • Rabbit and Dumplings > Red Wine and Butter–Poached Mississippi Rabbit with Bacon–Thyme Spaetzle, Crispy Turnip Greens, and Cornmeal-Fried Baby Carrots
    • Château Musar Musar Jeune Rosé 2010
    • Gulf Bouillabaisse > Ruby Red Shrimp, Simmons Catfish, Jumbo Lump Crab, Lane Snapper, and Louisiana Crayfish with Aromatic Saffron–Tomato Broth, Baguette, and Rouille
    • Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2011
    • Chicken and Waffles > Chicken Confit Terrine with Crispy Chicken Cracklings; Pan Jus Reduction; Garlic, Oregano, and Cornmeal Waffles; and Summer Vegetables  
    • Quinta Do Crasto Superior 2008
    • Meat and Grits > Calvados-Braised Duroc Pork Cheeks with Southern-Style Lady Peas and Apple Butter–Brie Delta Grits 
    • Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reserve 2010
    • Deconstructed Mississippi Mud Pie with Stout–Chocolate Cookie Crust, Flourless Chocolate Torte, Semisweet Chocolate Mousse, Orange Whipped Cream, and Chicory Tuile 
    • Broadbent Auction Reserve Porto NV
    • Wines generously provided by Broadbent Selections.