Events / Dinner

St. Joseph's Feast

Mon, March 19, 2012

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
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Chance Bear

Lincklaen House, Cazenovia, NY

On this day every year, Italians all over the world celebrate one of their favorite patron saints with an abundant, seafood-rich feast filled with beloved traditional foods. To mark the holiday, chef Chance Bear of the family-owned Francesca’s Cucina will serve a menu of Old World–inspired dishes prepared with modern-day precision.

​Event photos by Eileen Miller.


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Tomato Crostini with Tomato Jam and Roasted Garlic–Onion Spherification
    • Buffalo Mozzarella–Stuffed Ricotta and Fontina Arancini with Braised Grape Tomatoes
    • Shrimp and Clam Ceviche with Blood Oranges and Candied Limes on Grilled Toasts
    • Pan-Seared Old World Gnocchi with Chianti–Leek Marmalade
    • Saffron–Basil Martinis
    • Francesca’s Spumoni Cocktails
  • Dinner
    • Harvest Minestrone with Local Vegetables and Garlic–Cannellini Bean Broth
    • Ommegang Rare Vos Amber Ale
    • Roasted Garlic–Marinated and Hickory-Grilled Swordfish with Lime–Ginger Crème Fraîche, Pickled Micro-Beets, and Bull’s Blood Salad
    • Fox Run Vineyards Riesling 2010
    • Pasta Sabbia > Hand-Cut Linguine with Bread Crumbs and Pesto and Basil–Infused Olive Oil
    • Dr. Konstantin Frank Gewürztraminer 2009
    • Fava Beans with Charred Calamari and Smoked Heirloom Pomodoro Sauce
    • Fox Run Vineyards Rosé 2010
    • Braised Wild Striped Bass in Parmesan Broth with Soft Polenta, Fried Pecans and Walnuts, and Crispy Fish Chips
    • Sheldrake Point Waterfall Chardonnay 2010
    • Zeppole di San Giuseppe
    • Pistachio and Ricotta Cream–Stuffed Zeppole with Sweet Marsala Sabayon
    • Fox Run Vineyards Ruby Port

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