The James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner will feature 5 extraordinary chefs, including 3 of Asheville’s very own. The tour will arrive in Asheville Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Market Place Restaurant. Tickets are on sale now at the Celebrity Chef Tour website: www.celebritycheftour.com.
James Beard “Best Chef of the Southeast” 2014 winner, Chef Ashley Christensen is among the elite chefs preparing dinner for the guests. Chef Anthony Lamas, three-time semi-finalist of the James Beard “Best Chef: Southeast”, Chef Dan Rattigan of the French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Asheville, Chef Elliot Moss of Punk Wok & Buxton Hall Barbecue, will join host chef William Dissen of The Market Place. Celebrity Mixologist, Sara Strom, of Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, CA will be serving a new twist on local whiskey, Troy & Sons.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. to a cocktail reception that will precede the five-course dinner. Guests are invited to mingle with the chefs immediately following the dinner. Tickets are $175 per person, and can be purchased at www.celebritycheftour.com
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time: Cocktail Reception 6:00 pm / Dinner 7:00 pm
The Market Place Restaurant
20 Wall Street Restaurant
Asheville, NC 28801
Ticket Price: $175
Celebrity Chef Tour menu
oyster shooter, pickled green tomato vodka, horseradish froth
local chevre toast, seed bread, foraged mushroom ragout, shaved beets
beef tartare, quail egg yolk, smoked dijon, pickled ramp relish, bread crumbs
grilled NC shrimp, charred corn “elote”, smoked Serrano crema, cotija (Anthony)
wood roasted manchester farm quail, pj white corn meal “kush”,
bourbon barrel aged vinegar mop, foraged raw greens
border springs farm leg of lamb carpaccio with oil-cured olives, roasted tomatoes, crispy artichoke hearts, and yogurt vinaigrette
benton’s bacon fat seared american wagyu ribeye, turnips, charred sungold tomato, western carolina bbq sweetbreads
ants-on-a-log-affogato, celery ice cream, peanut butter milk chocolate liquid truffle, dark chocolate dredged raisins
Tickets are $175…is there a charity involved?