Todd Villani & Marc Swierkowski Team Up at James Beard House

by artfuldiner on August 24, 2016

in Breaking News, Restaurant Event, Special Events, Wining and Dining

Terre a Terre - ChefOn Monday, September 26, 1016, 7:00 p.m., Todd Villani, former chef-owner of Terre à Terre and Friend Marc Swierkowski of Ella’s Woodburning Oven Restaurant will cook a joint farm-to-table dinner at Manhattan-based James Beard House.

The complete menu and wine pairings are noted below…

Hors d’Oeuvres: Beet Spring Rolls with Lamb Bacon, Crème di Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and Cucumbers… Pickled Corn-Zucchini Pancakes with maple Butter and Smoked Trout Roe… Pork Rillettes Doughnuts with Peach-Fennel Mostarda… Northeast Oysters with Kimchi Mignonette, Borage, and Pears… Served with Carpenè Malvolti Prosecco Di Conegliano NV

First Course: Grilled Octopus with Pumpkin Caponata and Sichuan Peppercorn Aioli; Wine Pairing: A. Christmann Riesling Pfalz 2014

Second Course: Soup and Salad: Mussel Bisque with Black Rye, Smoked Crab, Quinoa, and Cress; Wine Pairing: Raata Family Wines Original Chenin Blanc 2015

Third Course: Manhattan Cocktail-Cured Foie Gras Torchon with Brittle Chocolate-Cherry Bread; Wine Pairing: Beyra Vinhos De Altitude Reserva Red 2013

Fourth Course: Crispy Pork Belly with Celery Root-Sour Apple Barlotto, Lightly Pickled Blue Kraut Purée, and Kecap Manis Sauce; Wine Pairing: Jean Edwards Cellars Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Fifth Course: Slow-Braised Beef Short Rib with Shaved Mushrooms, Kabocha Squash, Burnt Onion-Marrow Butter, and Peppercorn-Crusted Tayberries; Wine Pairing: Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Marina Cvetic Masciarelli Riserva 2011

Dessert Course: Sticky Chocolate Toffee Pudding Cake with Fall Squash Ice Cream and Salted Toffee Sauce; Wine Pairing: Castell Del Remei Gotim Bru 2010

The cost of the “Food & Friendship” dinner is $135.00 per person for James Beard Foundation members; $175.00 per person for non-members. Reservations may be made with the James Beard House,, or by calling (212) 627-2308. Friends and fans of the restaurants can access a limited number of discounted tickets by calling Ella’s at (508) 759-3600.

Bon Appétit!


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