Women in Whites: 2013 James Beard Foundation Gala

Kenn Goodman, Antoinette Bruno
November 2013

What: The 2013 James Beard Foundation Gala: Women in Whites

When: Friday, November 15, 2013

Time: 7pm Silent auction and reception by by Pecko Zantilaveevan and Richard Brower of The Four Seasons

Tickets: General Admission: $1,000. To purchase tickets, please contact the James Beard Foundation reservations department at (212) 627-2308. For more information, visit www.jbfgala.org.

Location:
The Four Seasons Restaurant
99 East 52nd Street
New York City

Friday, November 15, the James Beard Foundation will host the 2013 James Beard Foundation Gala: Women in Whites at the Four Seasons to honor women in the culinary industry. Honorary event chairs Tyra Banks, Gail Simmons, and Martha Stewart, will be joined by some of the country’s most formidable chefs (who just so happen to be women): Dominique Crenn, Kristen Kish, Melissa Kelly, Barbara Lynch, and Sherry Yard, with wine pairings from Merry Edwards and reception cocktails from Audrey Saunders.

James Beard Silver Anniversary Gala

James Beard Silver Anniversary Gala

Dominique Crenn

Chef Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn – San Francisco, CA

Audrey Saunders

Mixologist Audrey Saunders of Pegu Club – New York, NY

Kelley Melissa

Chef Melissa Kelly of Primo – Rockland, ME

Yard Sherry

Pastry Chef Sherry Yard of Helms Bakery – Culver City, CA

Barbara Lynch

Chef Barbara Lynch of No. 9 Park – Boston, MA

Chef Alfred Portale and James Beard Foundation President Susan Ungaro at the James Beard Silver Anniversary Gala

Chef Alfred Portale and James Beard Foundation President Susan Ungaro at the James Beard Silver Anniversary Gala

Gala Menu

Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn – San Francisco, CA
Dish: Flavors of Brittany: Crustaceans with Plankton, Seaweed, and Bone Marrow
Pairing: Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Melissa Kelly of Primo – Rockland, ME
Dish: The Maine Course
Pairing: Staglin Family Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Kristen Kish of Menton – Boston, MA
Dish: Foie Gras Terrine, Walnut, Brioche Sablé, Persimmon, and Apple
Pairings: Riverbench Vineyard & Winery Reserve Chardonnay; Santa Maria Valley, 2010; Riverbench Vineyard & Winery Mesa Pinot Noir; Santa Maria Valley, 2010

Barbara Lynch of No. 9 Park – Boston, MA
Dish: White Truffle Gnocchi with Mousseron Mushrooms and Lobster
Pairing: Handley Cellars Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2009

Sherry Yard of Helms Bakery – Culver City, CA
Dish: Sherry's “Pop In” Dessert Lounge: Tarts, Corn, 'Sicles, Rocks, Push-Ups, Lollies, Soda, and Champagne
Pairings: Quady Winery Essensia 2012 and Lavazza Espresso

Join the James Beard Foundation for an evening of celebration, live auctions with Billy Harris, and remarkable feasting—among a group of inspiring women in white.