Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Thursday, March 23

James Beard award-winning chefs from around the country prepare a multi-course meal complete with carefully selected wine pairings. Experience this once-in-a-lifetime collaborative dinner in the company of true artisans at one of the Valley’s finest resorts, The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa.

 

$225 INDIVIDUAL | $2100 TABLE OF TEN

CHEFS

  • MICHAEL GINOR
  • CHRIS MASCO
  • Derek Biazo
  • Ming Tsai
  • Brad Kilgore
  • John Tesar
  • Nancy Silverton

MENU

menu subject to change

RECEPTION

Derek Biazo | Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ
Black Mesa Ranch Goat Cheese Ravioli
Sphinx Date Relish, Caramelized Shallots, Prickly Pear Reduction

Arizona Prime Beef Tenderloin
ROC2 Coffee Pearls, Pistachio Dust, 
Dala Cabernet Reduction

Domaine Ste. Michelle, Brut, Columbia Valley

Santa Barbara Uni Panna Cotta
Crema Snow, Osetra Caviar, Aji Limo, 
Bamba Rice Crisp

Spring Pea Gazpacho
Chicharrón, Blood Orange, Tendrils,
Huacatay

Domaine Ste. Michelle, Brut Rosé, Columbia Valley

DINNER

JBF Award Winner Ming Tsai Blue Ginger, Wellesley, MA; and Blue Dragon, Boston
Tequila Marinated Salmon Sashimi
Madras Curry Oil, Soy-Lime Syrup, Crispy Rice
2013 Eroica Riesling, Columbia Valley

Host Chef JBF Award Winner Michael Ginor | Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Ferndale, NY; and Lola, Great Neck, NY
Hudson Valley Foie Gras Torchon
Banana, Grape, Almond, Celery
2013 Eroica Gold Riesling, Columbia Valley

Brad Kilgore | Alter, Miami
Langoustine Royale
Verjus, Herb Blossoms, d’Espelette Glass, Cherry Blossom Consommé
2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

Host Chef Chris Masco | The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ
Speck-Crusted Rabbit Loin 
Spring Pea Puree, Red Sorrel, Root Vegetable, Wild Leek Gastrique 
2012 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot, Columbia Valley

John Tesar | Knife at Highland, Dallas
Braised 44 Farms Beef Cheeks
Creamy Polenta, Shaved Blacked Truffle, Sauce Italian
2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle “Artist Series” Meritage

JBF Award Winner Nancy Silverton Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles
Almond Cornetto
Seasonal Compote, Gelato
2014 Eroica Riesling Ice Wine, Columbia Valley

WINERY

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SPONSORS

Chateau Ste Michelle
James Beard Foundation

SPECIAL THANKS

Elite Restaurants

THINGS TO DO

SAVOR

Enjoy eight sumptuous courses expertly prepared by James Beard award-winning chefs

SIP

Taste wines paired to match each dish

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WHEN & WHERE

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

6:00PM

WESTIN KIERLAND RESORT

6902 E Greenway Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Will this event be indoors/outdoors?

The cocktail hour will be held outdoors and the dinner reception will be inside the resort.

 

What charities does this event support? 

The host organization, Scottsdale League for the Arts (SLA), is a nonprofit that raises money for local arts and arts education programs. 100% of net proceeds raised at events goes directly back to the community through the SLA’s annual grants program. To view a list of this year’s recipients, click here.

 

Is my ticket tax deductible? 

The tax deductible amount of your ticket purchase is limited to the excess of the amount contributed over the fair market value of the ticket less any associated taxes and fees paid. You should work with your tax professional to determine the tax deductible amount (if any).