Chef Todd Villani at Beard House in New York City

Chef Todd Villani will be presenting a Food and Friendship dinner with Chef Marc Swierkowski at The James Beard House.

On Monday, September 26, Chef Todd Villani will be presenting a Food and Friendship dinner with chef Marc Swierkowski at The James Beard House, 167 West 12th Street, New York. The following menu will be presented:

Hors d’oeuvres: Beet Spring Rolls with Lamb Bacon, Crème di Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and Cucumbers; Pickled Corn–Zucchini Pancakes with Maple Butter and Smoked Trout Roe; Pork Rillettes Doughnuts with Peach–Fennel Mostarda; Northeast Oysters with Kimchi Mignonette, Borage, and Pears;
(Carpenè Malvolti Prosecco Di Conegliano NV)

Grilled Octopus with Pumpkin Caponata and Sichuan Peppercorn Aïoli
(A Christmann Riesling Pfalz 2014)

Soup and Salad: Mussel Bisque with Black Rye, Smoked Crab, Quinoa, and Cress
(Raats Family Wines Original Chenin Blanc 2015)

Manhattan Cocktail–Cured Foie Gras Torchon with Bitter Chocolate–Cherry Bread
(Beyra Vinhos De Altitude Reserva Red 2013)

Crispy Pork Belly with Celery Root–Sour Apple Barlotto, Lightly Pickled Blue Kraut Purée, and Kecap Manis Sauce
(Jean Edwards Cellars Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012)

Slow-Braised Beef Short Rib with Shaved Mushrooms, Kabocha Squash, Burnt Onion–Marrow Butter, and Peppercorn-Crusted Tayberries
(Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Marina Cvetic Masciarelli Riserva 2011)

Sticky Chocolate Toffee Pudding Cake with Fall Squash Ice Cream and Salted Toffee Sauce
(Castell Del Remei Gotim Bru 2010)

7 PM; $175; members $135. Reservations: 212-627-2308.

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