Events / Dinner

You’re Invited to Celebrate Our Beard House Fellows

Mon, May 23, 2022

6:30 PM
The Beard House
Price: $185 Click here for tickets.

Join us on May 23rd at the Beard House to showcase three of our previous Fellows and 2022 Leadership Award Winner Mavis-Jay Sanders for a special four-course dinner. 
Nicole Merino
May 2021 Beard House Fellow 

Mimi Chen
June 2021 Beard House Fellow 

Steve Gutierrez
March 2022 Beard House Fellow  
Mavis-Jay Sanders 
Director Of Culinary Development and Education, Drive Change 
Member of the James Beard House Fellows Advisory Committee 
2022 Leadership Award Winner 


Hors d'Oeuvre

Nicole Merino
Crema de Maíz Empanadas filled with Oaxaca, Cotija Cheese, and Salsa Verde
Allergens: Alliums, Cilantro, Dairy, and Gluten

Mimi Chen
Dry Hot Pot with Beef, Enoki, Black Wood Ear Mushrooms, Lettuce, Vermicelli, Quail Eggs, Corn, and Mimi's Bomb Hot Pot Sauce
Allergens: Alliums, Egg, Sesame, and Soy

Steve Gutierrez
Kohlrabi Mini-Taco Shells filled with Crab and Lobster with Citrus, Crème Fraîche, and Fine Herbs 
Allergens: Dairy and Shellfish


Nicole Merino
Mezcal-Cured Skuna Bay Salmon, Cucumber–Yogurt Relish, and Fried Potato Flakes 
Allergens: Dairy and Gluten 

Steve Gutierrez
Duck Confit Beggar’s Purse with Glazed Hakurei Turnips, Pickled Beech Mushrooms, Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Dashi, and Chive Oil
Allergens: Dairy, Eggs, and Gluten

Mavis Jay Sanders
Smoked Oxtail and Black Rice with Toasted Pecans, Basil Passata, Spiced Carrots, and Preserved Persimmon Mostarda
Allergens: Nuts, Alliums, Dairy, Nightshade; Gluten free

Dessert Mimi Chen
Milk Tea Panna Cotta, Burnt Brown Sugar Ice Cream, Black Mochi, Salted Milk Foam, Coconut, and Burnt Brown Sugar Crumble
Allergens: Dairy and Gluten

Lavazza Coffee

Wine pairings from J Vineyards & Winery

Menu is subject to change. Please note that due to the nature of this event, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and support of this policy. 

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