Events / Dinner

The Darling of Raleigh

Mon, June 11, 2012

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
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Ashley Christensen

Poole’s Diner, Raleigh, NC

Mention the Raleigh food scene to anyone and one name stands out: Ashley Christensen. This influential chef turned retro-chic on its head at Poole’s Downtown Diner and her three other restaurants, where her thoughtful, ingredient-driven comfort food is at once nostalgic and thoroughly of this moment.

Event photos by Michael Harlan Turkell.


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • OBX Rabbit Rillettes with Green Tomato Mostarda
    • Kennebec Potato Vichyssoise with Countertop Crème Fraîche and Sunburst Trout Farms Smoked Roe
    • Stump Sound Softshell Crabs with Malted Ramp Slaw
    • Deviled Eggs with Pickled Collard Stems and Crispy Cane Creek Farm Country Ham
    • Early Peach Julep Fizz with Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon
    • Fullsteam Brewery Beasley’s Honey White Ale
    • Lioco Indica Rosé 2011
  • Dinner
    • Crispy Carolina Flounder with Lump Crab, Sweet Corn, Avocado, and Piquillo Peppers
    • Champagne Dom Pérignon Rosé 1996 (in magnum)
    • Pickled Pamlico Sound Shrimp with Six-Week Peas, Lion’s Mane Mushrooms, and Sunburst Tomatoes
    • Scholium Project Farina Vineyards La Severità di Bruto 2010
    • Border Springs Farm Leg of Lamb Carpaccio with Oil-Cured Olives, Roasted Tomatoes, Crispy Artichoke Hearts, and Yogurt Vinaigrette
    • Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon Côte du Py 2009
    • Fat Back Pig Project > Barbecued Mangalitsa–Berkshire Whole Hog with New Potato Salad and Cider-Braised Greens
    • Hirsch Vineyards San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2009
    • Goat Lady Dairy Chèvre with Honey-Caramelized Spring Onions and Benne Crumbs
    • Foggy Ridge First Fruit Hard Cider
    • Warm Cornmeal Bread Pudding with Sorghum Custard and Whiskey-Braised Cherries

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