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On the Menu: She-Crab Soup + Coconut Cake

Maggie Borden

August 17, 2016

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Here’s a taste of what’s on tap today at the Beard House.

 

Southern Road Trip, 7:00 P.M.
Ryan Haigler, Grand Isle Restaurant, New Orleans

Buckle up for a gastronomic road trip to the Southeast, tasting the culinary delights of Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, and more. Chef Ryan Haigler will lead this mouthwatering tour that highlights traditional Southern flavors, techniques, and ingredients, offering up an edible map of the region’s diverse and delicious bounty. Expect delicious regional dishes like Creole Tomato Pie with Louisiana Blue Crab, Benne Wafers, Tomato Jam, and Pimento Cheese; She-Crab Soup with Roe Powder, Raw Sherry, Celery Hearts, and Crispy Softshell Crab; and Moon Pies with Charleston Chews, Coconut Cake, Pecan Divinity, and Lane Cake.


See the full menu below: 

Hors d’Oeuvre

Swamp Camp Chicken with Bread-and-Butter Pickles on White Bread

Pickled-and-Fried Nice & Easy Oysters with Lemon–Wang Chile Aïoli and Micro-Scallions

Creole Tomato Pie with Louisiana Blue Crab, Benne Wafers, Tomato Jam, and Pimento Cheese

The Golden Egg > Grapefruit Gastrique with Piment d’Espelette, Bacon Salt, and Red Bean Crackers

The Awakening Cocktails

Lamoreaux Landing Dry Riesling 2012

Jean-Claude Lapalu Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Beaujolais-Villages 2013

Dinner

Baldwin County, Alabama > Entre-Deux-Mers–Poached Royal Red Shrimp with Citrus Supremes, Heirloom Beets, Spiced Pecans, and Avocado

Chateau Bonnet Entre-Deux-Mers 2014

Shelby County, Tennessee > Cured Cobia with Chappapeela Farms Pork Shoulder, Creole Cream Cheese, and Steen’s Cane Vinegar–Black Pepper Syrup

Weingut Knoll Loibner Grüner Veltliner 2013

Charleston County, South Carolina > She-Crab Soup with Roe Powder, Raw Sherry, Celery Hearts, and Crispy Softshell Crab

Carpe Diem Chardonnay 2012

Orleans Parish, Louisiana > Dressed Open-Faced Hot Duck Sausage Rich Boy with Seared Foie Gras and Trinity Aïoli

Fairview Pinotage 2013

South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama > Carolina Whole Hog Terrine with Sunchoke Relish, Boiled Peanuts, and Whiskey-Pickled Cucumbers; Barbecued Meat Loaf with Macaroni, Memphis Barbecue Sauce, and Creamy Herb Slaw; and Rib Crépinette with Alabama White Sauce and Gumbo Biscuit

Cline Live Oak Vineyard Zinfandel 2012

Petits Fours and Mignardises > Moon Pies with Charleston Chews, Coconut Cake, Pecan Divinity, and Lane Cake

Café Brulot Service

Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut NV

Take-Home Treats > Traditional Pralines

 

Check out the event listing for more information.

For all upcoming Beard House dinners, check out our events calendar.