Gordon Ramsay at The London
Charred octopus salad, marbled potatoes, celery heart with anchovy vinaigrette and pumpkin macarons from chef Anthony Keene (Los Angeles).
New England clam chowda and Grandma Jo’s clam cakes from Michael Cimarusti (Los Angeles).
Market Fish with frekeh, black limes, saffron, mint and Aleppo pepper from chef Gilbert Pilgram (San Francisco).
Shaved fennel, radish and celery salad with Valdeon toasts from chef Gabrielle Hamilton (NYC).
An array of mini baked treats such as fig crisps (which I literary stuffed my purse with), chocolate turtles and a goat cheese and quince galette from Zoe Nathan and Shiho Yoshikawa. So good, though we've always been a fan Huckleberry's Maple Bacon Biscuit.
We love their restaurant. At this event they served crispy pork belly porchetta with myrtle, winter melon and mostarda, with a side of smiles from chef Steve Samson and Zach Pollack.
Squash blossom, raw vegetables and blood orange salad from chef Jonathan Waxman (NYC).
Ribs al forno with apple cider vinegar, fennel and honey from Nancy Silverton and Matt Molina.
Frasca Food and Wine
“Suppli” with pumpkin and provola from Lachlan Patterson (Boulder, CO).
Cheese and charcuterie with Tavern breads from Suzanne Goin (Los Angeles).
Assorted Compartes Chocolates with of samples of their famous honey + peanut butter + sea salt chocolate from Jonathan Grahm (Los Angeles).
Smoked boudin with pickled peppers and pickeled shrimp and catfish with herbs and grit crackers from chef Stephen Stryjewski (New Orleans).
Savory and sweet brittle with smoked and roasted TCHO chocolate. Favorites included Smoked Hazelnut brittle with bacon and bourbon and Thai Peanut brittle with chilies, lime, coconut, ginger, lemongrass, Thai basil and beer from chef Hedy Goldsmith (Miami).
Homemade young salami with dried fruits and pane toscano from Jeff Michaud and Marc Vetri (Philadelphia).
Lark and Licorous
Jones Farm pork belly tartine with preserved quince, Rougue Blue and hazelnuts from John Sundstrom (Seattle).
Animal / Son of a Gun
Grilled quail, plum char siu, apple and yogurt from Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook (Los Angeles).
Italian zeppole with cinnamon, sugar and chocolate and lemon cookies from Giada De Laurentiis; cannoli from Sotto; Sweet Rose Creamery's homemade waffle cones with ice cream (caramel apple was my favorite flavor); Christina Olufson's apple and fennel tart with crème fraiche, salted caramel and almonds.