WHEN: Friday, June 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Bar
11715 Sherri Lane, Miami, FL 33183
TICKETS: Tickets are available for $199 per person (including tax and gratuity).
Limited seating (50 tickets available).
To purchase tickets, please visit https://chefadriannes.com/james-beard/.
With five restaurants, six published cookbooks, a million-plus Instagram followers, an Emmy-nominated YouTube series, and a newly launched Cabernet Sauvignon, Chef Adrianne Calvo inaugurates fifteen years of industry success with a Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner.
The 50-seat benefit will support the Foundation’s “Open For Good” program, a campaign dedicated to providing critical resources to help independent restaurants build their capacity to come back stronger, more equitable, more sustainable, and more resilient amid the COVID-19 crisis.
“COVID-19 changed our industry in so many ways. In the height of it all there were moments when it felt inescapable, but now cautiously on the other end, I’m forever grateful for the takeaways. During this time, I opened two new restaurants – Forte by Chef Adrianne and Redfish by Chef Adrianne – and moved my flagship Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Bar to a new location. The dizzying amount of pivoting and recalibration that came from COVID-19 helped me arrive at this 15-year milestone with a new perspective. I feel stronger, more motivated and more resilient than ever; being able to empower this message through giving back is the ultimate privilege.”
The dinner is a showcase of “New American” cuisine, which Calvo credits as a big part of her celebrated signature Maximum Flavor cooking. To Calvo, New American is a ‘catch-all’ term for cuisine that defies categorization and is influenced by one or more cultures, simultaneously. Five unique courses pay homage to this vision and include, Tuna Tartare with truffled caper cream and crispy wonton; Local Chopped Vegetable Salad with feta topping served with lemon oregano vinaigrette; Grilled Colossal Shrimp with tangy lime butter, guajillo and pico de gallo; and Calvo’s signature 24-hour Braised Short Ribwith whipped sweet potato and crispy onion sides. The dining experience will conclude on a sweet note, with a dessert course featuring Fresh Berry Pavlova served with rich Madagascar vanilla Bavarian cream.