If you’re a foodie who’s dreamed of dinner at the famed James Beard House in New York City, Thursday night is your chance to get the same culinary experience here in Columbus.
The Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner Series, an evening benefiting the James Beard Foundation, will be hosted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at Gallerie Bar and Bistro inside the Hilton Columbus Downtown. The evening will feature appetizers and a multi-course dinner with wine pairings prepared by notable chefs all over the Midwest.
Culinary talent includes chefs William Glover of Gallerie, Jonathon Sawyer of The Greenhouse Tavern and Noodle Cat (Cleveland), Drew Sayes of The Rugby Grille (Birmingham, Michigan), Josh Dalton of Veritas Tavern, Daniel Wright of Senate and Abigail Street (Cincinnati), Matt Danko of The Greenhouse Tavern and Noodle Cat (Cleveland), and Trevett Hooper of Legume Bistro (Pittsburgh).
The night will start with pass hors d’oeuvres and Champagne, followed by a seven-course dinner with wine pairings. Afterward, guests will have a chance to meet chefs and ask questions.
Tickets are $160 per person and include alcohol, tax and tip. For tickets and more information on the presenting chefs, visit http://www.celebritycheftour.com/events/Hilton-Columbus.html. All proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate, preserve and nurture the country’s culinary diversity.
Here’s what’s on the menu:
Maple Glazed Snake River Farms Pork Belly
Miti Crema Polenta, Squash Conserva
Miso, tuna, strawberry, soy pearls, tat-soi
Delicata squash blini, curried crab leg&local paddlefish caviar
Foie gras au torchon, gingerbread streusel, pickled apple, blackberry ketchup, brioche, micro fennel, salty caramel
Diver scallops, caramelized sweet potatoes, bacon, ash, bourbon
Grilled Radicchio with Giardiniera, Jowl Bacon and Mustard Vinaigrette
Saikou Salmon Crudo, Lardo Iberico de Bellota, Yolk Bottarga, Citrus Emulsion, Salmon Chicharron
Grilled sturgeon, chestnut, salsify, caramelized fennel, oxtail & mustard oil
Aged Ohio Elk/Venison w/ long stem lacinato kale, liqorice, black pumpkin, potato & elk/venison marrow
Buche de Noel with milk chocolate, hazelnut and quince