Atlanta Chef Todd Ginsberg Elevates Jewish Deli Dining at the James Beard House
Evoking the traditional flavors of Jewish cuisine in an upscale setting, award-winning chef Todd Ginsberg and his team from Atlanta’s The General Muir presented their Jewish Deli Inspiration Dinner at the James Beard House in New York City on Saturday, September 26.
Drawing from The General Muir’s New York deli-style menu, Ginsberg put together a meal that showcased comforting flavors in an innovative and elevated presentation without the typical pastrami sandwiches and matzo balls. The 2015 James Beard Award semifinalist presented a late summer menu that transitioned the diner gently into fall, highlighting fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Celebrated chef Ginsberg, whose accolades include The Atlantan’s Best New Chef and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Five Chefs to Watch then addressed the satisfied crowd. Despite his career success, Ginsberg said of the night’s dinner, “This has been an incredible honor. It’s something I’ve been looking forward to for my entire career.” I’m sure the diners would agree that the privilege was all ours.
Cava in the Garden
Ginsberg and his team began the dinner with passed hors d’oeuvres, accompanied by Spanish cava in the back garden.
First Hors d’Oeuvre
One of the hors d’oeuvres was a cold roast veal bite on pumpernickel with caviar and horseradish crème fraîche.