Friday, March 22 – James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: The Gardens on El Paseo on the upper-level parking deck

Begin your weekend with an afternoon feast prepared live onstage by some of your favorite celebrity chefs. As you dine and enjoy four courses with fine wine pairings, the TV darlings dish on their recipes, the ingredients, and how each component comes together on the plate.

This year’s event features celebrity chefs Susan Feniger, James Beard and Julia Child award recipient, author, entrepreneur, and restaurateur; Mary Sue Milliken, James Beard and Julia Child award recipient, author, and media personality; Meg Bickford, executive chef of Commander’s Palace Kitchen; Dominique Crenn, award-winning chef and owner of Atelier, Bar Crenn, and Golden Poppy; Gale Gand, James Beard award-winning chef and cookbook author; hosted by Zac Young, Food Network pastry pundit, president of PieCaken Bakeshop and Sprinkletown; and Jamie Gwen, chef, certified sommelier, and cookbook author.

A portion of the proceeds benefits Friends of the James Beard Foundation.

First Course

Chef Name: Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken
Entree: Kenter Farms Chicory Salad and Cauliflower Leek Soup
Wine Pairing: ZD Winery Carneros 2021 Reserve Chardonnay

Second Course

Chef Name: Meg Bickford
Entree: Upside Up Louisiana Blue Crab Cup Custard
Vegetarian/Allergy Option: Citrus and Herb Salad w/ Coconut Lemongrass Vinaigrette
Wine Pairing: The Calling Russian River Valley 2021 Pinot Noir

Third Course

Chef Name: Dominique Crenn
Entree: Scallop, Turnips, Smoked Cream, and Tsar Nicoulai Caviar
Vegetarian/Allergy Option: Daikon, Turnips, Smoked Cream, and Tsar Nicoulai Caviar
Wine Pairing: Bouchaine Vineyards Carneros Estate 2021 Chardonnay

Fourth Course

Chef Name: Gale Gand
Entree: Elderflower Raspberry Rice Pudding, Meyer Lemon Caramel w/ Crispy Puffed Rice
Wine Pairing: Grgich Hills Estate Late Harvest 2018 Violetta

Chefs and menu subject to change.

$250 Reserved