Thursday, November 19, 2015

10 legendary chefs prepare one exquisite dinner Dec. 5 at Four Seasons Orlando

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click image Capa at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando will host a James Beard Foundation celebrity chef dinner. - PHOTO BY ROB BARTLETT
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  • Capa at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando will host a James Beard Foundation celebrity chef dinner.

click to enlarge Chefs Gerard Craft, Edward Lee, and Norman Van Aken - PHOTOS VIA JBF.COM
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  • Chefs Gerard Craft, Edward Lee, and Norman Van Aken
There's no shortage of amazing food events in Orlando, especially at this time of year, but this may be a tough ticket to top. On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando hosts a dinner prepared by seven legendary chefs from across the country in conjunction with three Four Seasons host chefs. The eight-course dinner is part of a James Beard Foundation celebrity chef tour. 

The chefs:
  • Gerard Craft, 2015 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Midwest, chef-restaurateur at St. Louis flagship Niche as well as at Brasserie by Niche, Taste and Pastaria 
  • Edward Lee, of 610 Magnolia in Louisville, Kentucky and Top Chef 
  • Tony Mantuano, of Spiaggia in Chicago, Illinois, Top Chef Masters and James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Midwest 
  • Michael Sullivan, of Creekstone Farms Beef in Arkansas City, Kansas, formerly of Blackberry Farms, Tennessee 
  • Norman Van Aken, of Norman’s restaurant in Orlando and James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Southeast 
  • Stefan Riemer, Pastry Chef, Food & Beverage Development, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts 
  • James Tidwell, Master Sommelier, of Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Texas 
  • Fabrizio Schenardi, Executive Chef, Four Seasons Resort Orlando 
  • Rabii Saber, Executive Pastry Chef, Four Seasons Resort Orlando 
  • Tim Dacey, Chef, Capa restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Orlando 

The menu:
Course 1: Beef carpaccio salad by Chef Michael Sullivan
Course 2: “Bass Under Glass” red wine reduction sauce under a potato torta by Chef Norman Van Aken
Course 3: Roasted winter squash, spiced squash puree, squash vinegar caramel, seeds, Missouri goat cheese and mint by Chef Gerard Craft
Course 4: Ravioletto filled with crescenza cheese, brown butter, Parmigiano-Reggiano, white truffles by Chef Tony Mantuano
Course 5: Veal cheeks braised in Barolo chinato; polenta and roasted chestnuts “chicche” by Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi
Course 6: Seared ribeye, gochujang butter, grits, radish bottarga by Chef Edward Lee
Course 7: Imported cheese display presented by Chef Tim Dacey
Course 8: Gianduja-citrus crèmeux with dehydrated milk foam and vanilla Chantilly by Stefan Riemer

The details:
Celebrity Chef Dinner with James Beard Award Winners
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 
Capa at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando
10100 Dream Tree Blvd.
$235 per person (wine pairings, tax and gratuity are included)
reservations: call 407-313-6161 or click here

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