James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon


Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

The James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon features emcees Carla Hall, former cohost of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning series The Chew who now appears in ABC’s Strahan, Sara, and Keke, and Zac Young, creator of viral dessert sensation The PieCaken, finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Desserts, and Pastry Director of Craveable Hospitality Group.

Celebrity chefs include Jamie Gwen, Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu graduate, certified sommelier, nationally syndicated radio host, and cookbook author; Elizabeth Falkner, author and artist; Curtis Stone, restaurateur, author, media, and businessman; and Chris Ford, Le Cordon Bleu graduate, executive pastry chef at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire hotel, and creator of the Butter Love & Hardwork blog. A portion of the proceeds benefits Friends of the James Beard Foundation and Coachella Valley’s FIND Food Bank.

Book signing with Carla Hall and Curtis Stone directly after the luncheon.

Vintners Justin Baldwin from Justin Vineyards and Winery, Paso Robles, and Brian Talley of Talley Vineyards, San Luis Obispo Coast, Arroyo Grande Valley, are providing the wines paired for each course.

First Course
Jamie Gwen
Brown Butter Cauliflower Soup accompanied by a Spring Grazing Board
Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese, Prosciutto de Parma, Grilled Grapes, Baby Arugula, Pickled Blackberries, Italian Breadsticks, Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette
Paired with Talley Vineyards 2017 Estate Bottled Chardonnay, Arroyo Grande Valley, California

Second Course
Elizabeth Falkner
Charred Roasted Sweet Potato with Crispy Kitchari, Tamarind Date Chutney, and Coconut Yogurt
Paired with Talley Vineyards 2017 Estate Bottled Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley, California

Third Course
Curtis Stone
Seared Tenderloin, Watercress, Beets, Radish, Sourdough, Olives, Cabernet Caramelized Shallot Vinaigrette
Paired with Justin Vineyards & Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California

Fourth Course
Chris Ford
Fromage Blanc Cheesecake
Paired with Justin Vineyards & Winery 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles, California

Menu subject to change.

Reserved Seating: $160

Because alcohol will be served, you must be at least 21 years of age to attend Palm Desert Food & Wine™ events and to enter the tent.
No accommodations are available for individuals under 21 years of age.