James Beard Foundation Dinner
April 9, 2011
|The table setting was gorgeous and unique no table cloth just a silver finished table and bunch of white hydrangeas|
|Before each dish the chefs spoke about the dish from the kitchen while the sound and image was shown in the dining room this really gave it a very intimate feel.|
|Fourth Course Spring Lamb Loin paired with 2007 Kuleto Estate Syrah, Napa Valley California|
I love lamb! This perfectly rare lamb was paired with baby corn and fava beans and a spring salad that kep things light since we were at the fourth course.
Wine Footnote: I apologize for not talking about the wine paired with each course more. The fact is they were all perfect and it is exactly the purpose of a chef's menu paired with wine it is what I can't do at home without some assistance from my friends at wine warehouse. The pairings were great and I appreciated that each course was mindful of the next not too heavy, not a bunch of the same flavors.
One Ocean is always great. This time the dinner was really something special to mark a special occasion and it became a special occasion itself. We lucked out by having fun foodies Maria Coppola & Jon Cummins as table mates. I couldn't have asked for anything more.