Terre à Terre’s Chef Todd Villani Featured at James Beard House Dinner

by artfuldiner on July 20, 2015

in Breaking News, New Jersey Event, Restaurant Event, Special Events, Wine Dinner, Wining and Dining

Terre a Terre - ChefOn Tuesday, August 11, 2015, Chef Todd Villani, owner of the NJ-based farm-to-table restaurant Terre à Terre, 312 Hackensack Street, Carlstadt, New Jersey, will prepare a five-course dinner highlighting local, farm-fresh foods at the prestigious Manhattan-based James Beard House. The Garden State Bounty dinner will feature seasonal dishes with Chef Villani’s creative blend of exotic flavors and ingredients – his signature approach to preparing foods with an international flair.

Farm partners for the dinner include: Bergen County, NJ, based Goffle Road Poultry Farm; Blue Moon Acres Farm based in Pennington, NJ; Bracco Farms; PA-based Elysian Fields Farm; Nicolosi Foods; Bucks County, PA, Carousel Farm Lavender; and Shibumi Farm, which grows exotic mushrooms from its Princeton-based farm.

Wines for the dinner will be donated by Jean Edwards Cellars and Bougetz Cellars. Jean Edwards works with some of Napa Valley’s best-know and respected growers. For the dinner, they will donate a 2014 Jean Edwards Cellars Dalla Gasperina Vineyard Saignon Blanc and a 2011 Jean Edwards Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Bougetz Cellars is donating a 2012 “The Cairn” Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast.

The Summer Bounty dinner menu is noted below…

Hors d’Oeuvres: Juniper-Cured Goffle Road Poultry Farm Duck Prosciutto with Ginger Mustard on Pretzels… Vietnamese-Style Crab Spring Rolls with Rice Noodles, Spiced Peanuts, and Micro-Shiso… East Coast Oysters with Borage, Riesling Migonette, and Cucumber Caviar… New Jersey Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Lovage and Pickled Ramps

Dinner: Tuna with Beet Mousse, Melon, Radishes, and Micro Greens… Viking Village Scallops with Charred Corn, Shibumi Farm Mushrooms, and Corn Milk… Duck Confit with Seeds-and-Grains, August Lettuces, Blackberry Confiture, and Nutmeg Vinaigrette… Nicolosi Fine Foods Berkshire Black Pork Belly with Sumac Grits, New Jersey Peaches, and Wild Basil… Elysian Fields Farm Lamb with Caramelized Leek-Lamb Bacon Gratin and Rapini Purée… Lavender-Raspberry Crostata with Lemon-Mascarpone Gelato, Raspberry Curd, and Frangipane

The cost of the Summer Bounty Dinner is $130 per person for James Beard Foundation members and $170 for non-members. Reservations may be made with the James Bears House at http://www.jamesbeard.org/events/garden-state-bounty-O or by calling (212) 627-2308. Friends and fans of Terre à Terre can access a limited number of discounted tickets by calling the restaurant at 201) 507-0500.

Bon Appétit!


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