Chef David Uygur's James Beard House Dinner

Chef David Uygur of The Tasting Room at Lola will cook dinner at the James Beard House in New York City Thursday, July 21st, 2005.

Here's a preview of Chef Uygur's menu. You'll find similar items on The Tasting Room menu from now until July 21st in anticipation of the big night, and there'll be differences because the menu is seasonal and changes daily, depending on the best items available each day. Count on a very similar menu the week preceding July 21st.


Crispy Artichokes with Lemon
Foie Gras Terrine with Caramelized Bread and Bitter Orange
Cured Salmon Tartare with Cucumber
Corn Soup with Argan Oil
Guy Larmandier, NV “Cramant” Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Champagne


Fried Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms with Ricotta and Anchovy
Jean-Marc Morey 2003 Saint Aubin “Charmois” 1er Cru, Burgundy

Branzino Baked in a Salt Crust with Braised Fennel and Mustard Seeds
(also paired with Morey 2003)

Chicken Oysters with Glazed Cippolini and a Potato Puree
Domaine Fourrier 2001 Gevrey-Chambertin “Vieilles Vignes” Burgundy

Prime N.Y. Strip Steak Wrapped in Lardo with Fava Beans
Paolo Bea Montefalco Riserva 1999 Umbria

Gorgonzola Dolcelatte with Roasted Figs and Toasted Almonds
Deerfield Ranch 1999 “Gold” Late Harvest Riesling, Napa

Tomato Gnocchi de Susine with Tomato Water Caramel
(also paired with Deerfield Ranch 1999)

Limited space; reservations required, 214.855.0700.
Lola the Restaurant, 2917 Fairmount, Dallas, Texas 75201.

Tasting menu: 10 courses $59; 14 courses $79. Optional wine pairings $32 (each additional glass $8).

- Karen Silverston, July 2005