Event: James Beard Greens - April 7th

Another Greens event coming up. I've pasted the info below:


Fourth Annual James Beard Foundation Greens TAPAS CHALLENGE!

Join us on Sunday, April 9th, as last year’s winner, Laura Brennan of Caffe Umbra, defends her tapas title against Adam Halberg of Via Matta and Rene Michelena of Domani Bar & Trattoria. At this four course sit-down tasting, the 3 Boston Chefs will each prepare dishes that they will pair with wines they have chosen from the three varietal categories. The Greens will judge the pairings and choose this year’s tapas champion!

Passed Hors d’oeuvres and Selection of Sparkling Wines

Course One: Chardonnay
Grilled Octopus Salad with Fagiolini, Capers and Olive Oil Potatoes wine tba
Maine Lobster Crème Brûlée, Lettuce Pôtage, Chervil and Chives Dominique Derain ‘La Combe’ Bourgogne Blanc 2002
Steamed Flounder en Cartuccio with White Miso in Romaine Leaves, Crab Roe Broth Pojer and Sandri Chardonnay

Course Two: Pinot Noir
Ravioli Gnudi with Brown Butter, Pancetta and Sage wine tba
Cassoulet of Spring Vegetables: Morel Boudin Blanc, Flageolets & Favas, Black Radish & Red Sunchoke Dominique Derain St. Aubin Rouge ‘Le Ban’ Pinot Noir 2002
Quail Sausage with Grilled Oyster and Shiitake Mushroom Skewers, Prosciutto and Spiced Raspberry Vinaigrette Zimmer Pinto Nero

Course Three: Barbera
Lamb with Ricotta, Frico and Green Olive Peperonata Wine tba
Lamb Duet: Noisette & Ravioli with Artichoke Confit, Picholine Olive and Basil Plate Osvaldo Barberis ‘Brichat’ Barbera 2004
Ox Tongue and Hijiki-Potato "Lasagna", Fonduta with Soy Rosemary Glaze Rive Barbera

Family Style Dessert

The James Beard Foundation Greens Fourth Annual Tapas Challenge
Sunday, April 9, 2006
6:00pm Reception at
The James Beard House
167 West 12th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves.)
Members $75, non-members $100
For reservations call 212-627-2308 or 1-800-36-BEARD