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January 13, 2011

Cindy Wolf's menu for the James Beard House

jamesIt's an honor.

Charleston executive chef, James Beard best chef nominee and Baltimore Celebrity Smackdown winner Cindy Wolf is presenting a seasonal, five-course tasting menu at New York City's James Beard House on Monday, January 24.

Tickets, which are very very limited, are available for $170 through the James Beard Foundation at (212) 627-2308.

Here is the menu, for window-tasters:


Lobster-Cake, Mustard Cream

Cornmeal Fried Oysters, Lemon Cayenne Mayonnaise

Beef Empanadas

Fingerling Potato Purée, Ossetra Caviar

Champagne, Pol Roger "White Foil" Brut NV



Artichoke Soup, Fresh Black Truffle

Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Panizzi "Vigna Santa Margherita" (Tuscany) 2008



Burgundy Snails, Butter-Poached Garlic & Bacon Puff Pastry Tart

Rioja, Bodegas La Emperatriz "Finca La Emperatriz - Reserve" 2004



Pan-Roasted Wild Rockfish, Oyster Mushroom Fricassée, Lemon Beurre Blanc

Pouilly-Fuissé, J. & N. Saumaize "Les Vieilles Vignes" (Burgundy) 2006



Grilled Gunpowder Farm Buffalo Tenderloin, Creamy Polenta, Crispy Shallots, Red Wine Reduction

Château La Fleur Morange (St. Emilion) 2007



Napoleon of Blood Orange & Passion Fruit

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 2:03 PM | | Comments (2)


If the Sun needs someone to cover the dinner, Richard, and you're not available, I'll volunteer! Heck, even if you are available...

I'm trying reverse psychology. "PLEASE don't make me go!!

I saw this quote in an article about dinners at the James Beard house - "Cooking one of these dinners is considered an honor, so much so that the chefs not only pay for their own ingredients and wine but also make a donation to the Beard Foundation." That's some expensive honor!
Like zevonista, I would be similarly pleased to assist you in reviewing the gala occasion. I could make a donation to the Richard Gorelick foundation if you would like.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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