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Publican Hosts James Beard Foundation Benefit Dinner

By Jacy Wojcik in Food on Sep 23, 2009 9:05PM

spicy pork rinds at The Publican

On Sunday, October 18, the chefs of Blackbird, avec and The Publican along with Pamela Fitzpatrick of Fox & Obel are hosting a five-course benefit dinner supporting James Beard Foundation. Chefs of the night will be Becky Broeske, Koren Grieveson, Brian Huston, Paul Kahan and Mike Sheerin. Pairings will feature Champagne Henriot, Napa Valley’s Blackbird Vineyards, Goose Island Beer Company and Three Floyds Brewing Co. If you must only choose one big dining event of the fall, this might be it. Hors d’oeuvres include: oysters, smoked black cod, and crispy pork rinds paired with champagne. The five course menu includes:

Sweet Dumpling Squash with Heirloom Apples, Sicilian Pistachios, Fiore Sardo, and Growing Power Baby Chard
Blackbird Vineyards Arriviste 2008

Wild Turbot with Crispy Sweetbreads, Palm Sugar, Roasted Nichols Farm Sweet Corn, and Green Coriander
Goose Island Sophie Belgian-Style Ale

Goat Charcuterie with Crab Apples, Dates, and Dandelions
Blackbird Vineyards Arise 2006

Slagel Family Farm Suckling Pig with Concord Grapes, Chanterelles, Cavolo Nero, and Verjus
Blackbird Vineyards Illustration 2006

Sweet Potato Custard with Milk Chocolate, Cashews, and Bourbon
Three Floyds Conquistador

Le sigh. The dinner will be at 5:00pm at The Publican (837 W. Fulton Market) is $125 per ticket, tax and tip included. Call The Publican at 312.733.9555 for reservations and click here for more info.

photo by: Joe M500