Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Tabernash, CO

Fri, November 20, 2015

7:00 PM
Ranch House Restaurant at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa
Member Price: $150 Public Price: $200 Phone: 970.726.7002 x169

Host Chef Evan Treadwell

Justin Brunson
Old Major Restaurant, Denver

Brandon Foster
Vesta Dipping Grill, Denver

Jeff Osaka
Osaka Ramen, Denver

Paul C. Reilly
Beast + Bottle Restaurant, Denver

Alex Seidel
Fruition Restaurant, Denver

Pastry Chef Natalie Basarov
Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabnernash, CO


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Fruition Farms Sheepskyr Sorbet with Foie Gras, Preserved Mission Figs, and Poppy Seed Crumble
    • Assorted Old Major Charcuterie
    • Colorado Lamb Koftas with Merguez, Minted Potatoes, Cardamom Yogurt, and Red Fresno Chile Zhoug
    • Salmon Tartare with Green Bean Salad and Soy–Sesame Dressing
    • Emmer Wheat–Rice Salads with Blu di Bufala Cheese and Acorn Squash
    • Wagyu Beef Tongue Pastrami with Sour Chard and Pumpernickel
  • Dinner
    • Braised Spanish Octopus with Palisade Apples, Pickled Fennel, Marcona Almonds, and Wheat-Berry Salad
    • Cacciatore Sausage with Late Fall Vegetables
    • Chestnut Agnolotti with Caramelized Pearl Onions, Berkshire Culatello, and Butternut Squash Agrodolce
    • Braised Pork Belly with Crispy Cavolo Nero, Egg Yolk, Hazelnut, and 48-Hour Pork Broth
    • Venison Ragoût with Cranberries, Gnocchi, Celery Root, and Walnuts
    • Wagyu Beef Filet and Liver Torchon with Foraged, Cured, and Pickled Accompaniments
    • Chocolate Tortellini with Hazelnut, Mascarpone, and Blackberry Filling with Spiced Blackberry Cabernet Mousse, Cabernet Reduction, and Hazelnut Tuile

Related Info

If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at or 212.627.1128. Proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarships and culinary programs.