Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee

                                                     Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee

Executive Chef EJ Hodgkinson of King + Duke will visit the esteemed James Beard Foundation House to cook this Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m. The mission of the esteemed Greenwich Village brownstone seeks to invite chefs to perform, thus celebrating and preserving America’s culinary heritage and future.

Hodgkinson crafted a menu showcasing King + Duke’s style. Named a must-visit spot by Esquire and GQ, Ford Fry’s restaurant focuses on open-hearth cooking and reimagined classic American dishes. Hodgkinson’s Beard House menu includes:

·       Hors d’oeuvres like Roasted Quail and Sourwood Honey; Georgia Tomato Tart with Ricotta and Coal-roasted Vidalia Onions; and North Carolina Shrimp with Spicy Sapelo Island Clam Butter

·       First course: Whiskey-cured Georgia Trout, Heirloom Tomatoes, Marinated Field Peas, Cucumber, Preserved Lemon, and Torn Herbs

·       Second course: Spring Mountain Chicken Torchon with Bacon, Coal-roasted Summer Vegetables, and Barigoule

·       Third course: Root Beer-braised Rabbit and Dumplings, Leeks, Morel, and Jus

·       Fourth course: Ribeye a la Wellington with Smoked Mushroom Duxelle, Bone Marrow Potatoes, King Crab Butter, and Horseradish

·       Dessert: Key Lime Pie with Blueberry and Basil