Atlanta's own Angry Chef, Ron Eyester, of Rosebud and Family Dog will be cooking on February 16 at the James Beard House in NYC. I used to be a member of the Beard House back in my NYC days, and basically they offer amazing, intimate dinners with some of the nation's top chef on a regular basis. So this is an honor for Eyester and some good hype for Atlanta!
Interested in experiencing it but don't want to buy a plane ticket? Well lucky you. You can sample the "Sound Check" dinner on January 24 at Rosebud. Eyester is known for his musical themed dinners, so this one will be Beatles Themed.
Tickets for the James Beard House Sound Check Dinner are $52.00 per person plus tax and gratuity and include the five-course dinner; wine pairings are available for an additional $25.00. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (404) 347-9747. For those looking to continue the revelry, The Family Dog is hosting Parker Smith and Michael Chesin as they perform a Beatles tribute show beginning at 9:00 p.m.
The menu celebrates the anniversary of the world-changing Beatles' February '64 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Chef Eyester’s evening at the James Beard House and preview dinner consists of four passed hors d’oeuvres and a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings.
Personally, Piggies and some Eleanor Rigby are sounding pretty good right about now! Aside from the obvious deliciousness factor, I love the Beatles, so this is pretty darn cool. We even used two Beatles songs in our wedding - Here Comes the Sun and With a Little Help from my Friends. Sigh...good times!
PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES
I Am The Walrus
Scallion Baked Egg, Milk Poached Haddock and Corn Flake Crostini
Carolina Rice Fritters with Dates and Curried Honey Jar
“Fish & Chips” Gaufrette Potatoes, Onion Crème Fraiche and White Anchovy
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
Spaghetti and Nantucket Cape Scallop Eggrolls
Chilled Octopus with Baby Fennel, White Beans, Borage Cress, Fresh Citrus and Oyster Vinaigrette
Magical Mystery Tour
Braised Mushroom Manicotti, Slightly Pickled Leeks, Lamb Jus and Midnight Moon Cheese
And Your Bird Can Sing
English Tea Braised White Oak Pastures Chicken, Georgia Grits, Olives and Natural Jus
Crispy Pork Cutlet, Mr. Mean Mustard & Bacon Sauerkraut and Lemon-Honey Marinated Dried Apricots
The Ballad of John & Yoko
Buttermilk Chocolate Cake, Pistachio Puree and High Road Craft White Chocolate Toffee Crunch Ice Cream
Get your tickets soon!