Chef George Reis, owner of popular Southside restaurants Ocean and 26, will highlight Culinard’s final 2007 Guest Chef Dinner Gala on Thursday, November 29. Under his direction, Culinard students will prepare a four-course dinner with appropriate wine pairings.
“George Reis has been an integral part of Birmingham’s original culinary scene for years, and we are extremely honored to have him be a part of our establishment for an evening of incredible food,” says Antony Osborne, Dean of Culinard.
Reis’ four-course meal and wine pairings for each course is priced at $50 per person plus tax and gratuities. Several seating times are available. Reservations are required. The menu for the evening includes:
- Appetizer: Lobster Rangoons with Canadian Cold Water Lobster, Mascarpone Cheese, Sambal and Phyllo
- Salad: Dungeness Crab with Golden Beets, Haricot Verts, Late Harvest Beans, Locally Grown Greens and Hefeweizen Vinaigrette. Wine pairing: Sancerre
- Entrée: Pacific Coast Wild King Salmon and Osso Bucco with Golden Chanterelle Barley Risotto, Braised Escarole and a Fish Demi Glaze. Wine pairing: Pinot Noir
- Dessert: Trio of Harvest Tastings – Baby Green Apple Honey Porter Crème Brulee, Harvest Pumpkin Moon Pie and Poached Pear with Rosemary Mascarpone Vanilla Sauce. Wine pairing: E.O.S. Tears of Dew
For reservations, call the Restaurant at Culinard at (205) 271-8228 or go to www.opentable.com.