Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Invitation Of A Lifetime

As good as it gets....if your a chef! The invitation has arrived! An opportunity to cook at the James Beard House in NYC is now a reality. On Saturday April 4th 2009, I will be packing up my coolers with New England produce, proteins & seafood, my knives will find their way back into my knife roll, and I will be taking my chef de cuisine with me to cook at what many call the "Carnegie Hall" for chefs. A performance space to showcase a chefs abilities and his/her cuisine.

The James Beard House is named for the late James Beard, a cooking teacher, journalist and food consultant considered by many as the "father of American gastronomy." The James Beard Foundation has as its mission to celebrate, preserve and nurture American culinary heritage and diversity and to elevate the appreciation of culinary excellence.

We are very pleased to have a excellent partner for this dinner, Duckhorn Wine Company will be with us every step of the way. A great treat will be getting to experience wines from several of the companies wineries, including dual vintages of their Sauvignon Blanc & Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon.

I am humbled by the opportunity to cook and to just stand in the kitchen at the Beard House.I look forward to feeling the presence of all those who have cooked in that same kitchen before me.

Our menu is currently in the works, and as soon as we finalize it I will make sure to post it here first.