December 12, 2016

Eight things that made our mouths water at the 2016 James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour dinner

Saturday night's James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour dinner at the Four Seasons Resort promised to be the culinary event of the year, and it lived up to the expectations. A master sommelier (James Tidwell), three James Beard Award winners (Gerard Craft, John Currance and Justin Devillier), a six-time JBA nominee (Kevin Nashan) and a Top Chef (Edward Lee) were among the attendees at the memorable happening. Oh, and if you missed it, take heart: Plans are already being made for next year's event.

Related: Every over-the-top dish we ate at the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Dinner 2015 2016 James Beard Award semifinalists announced – three local restaurants make the cut Photos from Saturday’s Beard in Baldwin Food and Wine Festival

December 10, 2016
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Salad of crab and cauliflower, black truffle, pickled sunchokes, lime-hazelnut vinaigrette (by chefs Kevin Nashan & Justin Devillier)
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Salad of crab and cauliflower, black truffle, pickled sunchokes, lime-hazelnut vinaigrette (by chefs Kevin Nashan & Justin Devillier)
Tomato-cumin braised rabbit, upma porridge, spicy fried hominy, corn shoots (by chef John Currance)
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Tomato-cumin braised rabbit, upma porridge, spicy fried hominy, corn shoots (by chef John Currance)
Miso-ricotta ravioli with citrus, brown butter, tarragon (by chef Gerard Craft)
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Miso-ricotta ravioli with citrus, brown butter, tarragon (by chef Gerard Craft)
Chefs Gerard Craft, Fabrizio Schenardi, Edward Lee, Kevin Nashan and Justin Devillier
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Chefs Gerard Craft, Fabrizio Schenardi, Edward Lee, Kevin Nashan and Justin Devillier
Cheese and charcuterie board
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Cheese and charcuterie board
Bourbon-braised kalbi beef short rib (by chef Edward Lee)
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Bourbon-braised kalbi beef short rib (by chef Edward Lee)
Tempura-fried okra (by chef Edward Lee)
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Tempura-fried okra (by chef Edward Lee)
Sashimi and crudo station
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Sashimi and crudo station
Florida strawberry and pistachio pavlova, fruits of the forest sorbet
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Florida strawberry and pistachio pavlova, fruits of the forest sorbet
Working the line
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Working the line