As part of the James Beard Foundation’s ongoing Taste America series all over the country, prominent chefs and longtime Beard Foundation favorites Daniel Boulud and April Bloomfield came together to create a menu at Restaurant Daniel on Friday, October 10.
(Eddy Leroux, Jean-François Bruel, Daniel Boulud, Susan Ungaro, April Bloomfield, Christina Lecki, and Ghaya Oliveira pose with “Bitty Beard” at A Night of Culinary Stars, the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: “Local Flavor from Coast to Coast” presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature New York City benefit hosted at Restaurant DANIEL on October 10, 2014.)
The exclusive “Night of Culinary Stars” was the first-ever collaboration between the two chefs.
The menu featured five courses from chefs Boulud and Bloomfield, “with inspiration from the coasts of Hampshire to Normandy,” including English-Style Potted Crab with Parker House Rolls and Beef Cheek Crépinette from Bloomfield,
(‘From the Coast of Hampshire’ (English Style Potted Crab with Parker House Rolls) by Taste America Local Star April Bloomfield and The Breslin Head Chef Christina Lecki, served at A Night of Culinary Stars.)
and Dover Sole with Mussels and Petites Crevettes Roses and Beef “Wellington” from Boulud.
(‘From the Coast of Normandy’ (Dover Sole with Mussels and Petites Crevettes Roses) by Taste America All-Star Daniel Boulud and DANIEL Chef de Cuisine Eddy Leroux being served at A Night of Culinary Stars.)
(Beef “Wellington” with Foie Gras, Savoy Cabbage, Porcini Mushrooms, Celery Root Confit, and Bourbon-Truffle Sauce by Taste America All-Star Daniel Boulud and DANIEL Executive Chef Jean-François Bruel.)
From September 12 through October 25, 2014, the program will stop in 10 cities over five weekends, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
All photos by Kent Miller for The James Beard Foundation.
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