For years now the James Beard Foundation has been hosting celebrity chef dinners all over the country. Went for the first time and after this meal already thinking of going to the one in Kirkland in October. The first dinner was held at Beard’s house in 1986 and 12 people showed up to have a meal cooked by some guy called Wolfgang Puck, 7 courses for $40 (~$87 today!). Times have changed and now the tickets are highly sought after and chefs are honored to go to NY to cook at the house even though they have to pay their own way there.
The wines were excellent and went well with the food. My favorites were the foie gras and lamb, the oyster dish was the most interesting as it combined Asian ingredients with the fried oysters.
Had four seafood amuse bouche during cocktail hour.