Events / Dinner

Spain Meets Israel

Fri, April 21, 2017

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
Reservations Policy

John Gorham

Toro Bravo, Inc., Portland, OR

Mindy Cook

Toro Bravo, Portland, OR

Kasey Mills

Mediterranean Exploration Company, Portland, OR

Hop on any of Portland’s legendary brunch lines, and chances are you’ll be waiting to dine at one of John Gorham’s acclaimed eateries. For this Beard House dinner, Gorham will take guests on a culinary cruise of the Mediterranean for a mouthwatering mash-up of Spanish tapas and Israeli mezze.

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Menu

Hors d’Oeuvre

Greeted with a Kiss:

Spanish Kiss > Spherical Olives

Barcelona Kiss > Manchego Pillows with Jamón and Espelette Pepper Caviar

Northwest Kiss > Smoked Trout with Potato Cream, Tobiko, Olive Oil–Espelette Caviar, and Chives

Mediterranean Exploration Company Kiss > Smoked Mackerel on Caraway Crackers

French Kiss > Cardenal Mendoza Brandy–Soaked Prunes with Foie Gras

Lebanese Kiss > Lamb Tartare Kibbeh

New York Kiss > Daurenki Royal Caviar with Chopped Eggs, Chives, and Piment Basquaise Crème Fraîche 

Los Bermejos Espumoso Rosado Brut Nature 2014

Dinner

Lemon–Za'atar Sorbet with Sea Salt and Arak        

Fennel Salad with Candied Pecans, Tarragon, and Lemon

Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko 2015

Salt-Baked Shrimp and Spring Vegetable Arroz with Nettle Aïoli, Favas, Artichokes, and Asparagus 

Bodegas Cesar Florido Fino Jerez-Xérès-Sherry NV

Scallop Chreime > Tripolitan Stew

Clos Cibonne Cru Classe Côtes de Provence Rosé 2015

El Baboor Lamb Kebab Pie with Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Serrano Chiles, and Dill 

Domaine Skouras Megas Oenos 2013

La Viña Basque Burnt Cheesecake with Strawberry Leather 

Bermejos Malvasia Dulce Lanzarote NV

Turkish Coffee Bonbons