A fundraising dinner brought to you by Native Seeds/SEARCH celebrating renowned Tucson chef, Janos Wilder and his 25+ year commitment to the Tucson culinary and non-profit scene. Pulling from the Janos recipe archives, a selection of Tucson’s local chefs who have worked alongside or draw inspiration from Janos collaborate on this heritage dinner.
Enjoy an agave inspired cocktail happy hour and 4 course wine dinner.
Selected artifacts from the personal collection of Native Seeds/SEARCH founders Barney and Mahina Burns will be for sale at the dinner.
Proceeds benefit Native Seeds/SEARCH
Native Seeds/SEARCH Agave Fest 2018 Dinner
April 27, 2018
Hors d’oeuvre: Bryan Vernon- Shamrock Foods
Carlos Calderon- Brand Manager, Fox Restaurants North;
SHORT RIB BIRRIA
braising liquid, agave dressed shaved shallot and cilantro slaw
Hors d’oeuvre: Brian Smith- Executive Chef, Maynards
E + R PORK CHORIZO
tepary bean hummus, Sonoran flatbread
First Course: Janos Wilder- Chef/Owner, DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails and The Carriage House
SEARED LINE CAUGHT CABRILLA and CALLO DE HACHA CEVICHE
corn broth, posole, avocado, guajillo chile sauce
Second Course: Bruce Yim- Executive Chef, Hacienda del Sol;
Devon Sanner- Executive Chef, The Carriage House
SLOW ROASTED PORK BELLY
tepary bean, congee, XO sauce and pickled chard
Third Course: Dave LaForce- Chef, TrueFoods
LAMB IN MOLE NEGRO WITH AYOCOTE MORADO BEANS
spring vegetables with Sonoran wheat berries in agave mojo
Dessert: Marianne Banes- Pastry Chef, Kingfisher
FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE ANCHO CHILE TORTE WITH MEXICAN CHOCOLATE mesquite flour streusel, prickly pear caramel, agave nectar and tequila sabayon
Event sponsored in partnership with Milagro Tequila.
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