Chef Kristin Butterworth, back in Fayette County at Nemacolin Woodland Resort's five-star and five-diamond Lautrec, is cooking up a "Five-Star Ode to Pittsburgh" dinner tonight at the James Beard House in New York City.
There's a cocktail reception at 7 p.m., and dinner is at 8. Tickets are $170 for the public (if you happen to be in NYC this evening) and $130 for members of the James Beard Foundation, which puts on scores of such culinary events (reserve here or by calling 1-212-627-2308).
Even if you can't be there, you might enjoy the menu:
Ode to Primanti Brothers: Housemade Corned Beef with Slaw and Pomme Frites
Lautrec Truffle Scones with Fiscalini Farmstead Cheddar and Sea Salt
Beet-Stained Deviled Quail Eggs with Baby Beet Chips and Feta Powder
Champagne Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV
Yuengling Traditional Lager
Foie Gras Terrine with Pennsylvania Maple Syrup, Vanilla-Pickled Apples, Salted Granola and Fried Sage
Montinore Estate Almost Dry Riesling 2012
Smoked Potato Pierogi with Charred Pearl Onions, Truffled Sour Cream, Onion Consommé and Chinese Toon
Damilano Barbera d’Alba 2011
Pittsburgh-Style Grassfed Beef with Bone Marrow Butter, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Carrot Confit and Black Garlic Jus
Trefethen Family Vineyards Merlot 2010
Rosemary Macaron with Pennsylvania Amish Chèvre and Huckleberry Preserves
Grapefruit Posset with Crystalized Shiso, Cocoa Nibs, Toasted Coconut and Honey Granita
Luccio Moscato d'Asti NV
Chef Butterworth worked for at time at The Grill Room at New Orleans' Windsor Court Hotel, which wooed her from Lautrec in 2012. A Western Pennsylvania native, she's worked at other swanky places, including Virginia's the Inn at Little Washington. She and her Lautrec team were previously invited to show 'em what they got at the Beard House in 2011, as she recounts here.
Nemacolin photos of Chef Butterworth and her foie gras terrine as served at Lautrec.