Les Dames d’Escoffier Green Corn Project Dinner

(left to right) Paula Angerstein, Jane King, Pamela Nevarez, Kristine Kittrell, Gina Burchenal, and Tracy Claros

(left to right) Paula Angerstein, Jane King, Pamela Nevarez, Kristine Kittrell, Gina Burchenal, and Tracy Claros

On Sunday night, May 3rd, eight lucky Austinites enjoyed a wonderful, four-course meal prepared and presented by members of Austin’s chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. This organization is “an international organization of women leaders who create a supportive culture in their communities to achieve excellence in the food, beverage and hospitality professions.”

Last fall at Green Corn Project’s Cook Globally, Grow Locally Autumn Celebration at Boggy Creek Farm, the Dames offered the dinner as a silent auction item. The lucky winner bid on the meal as a gift for his daughter.

The Dames and the guests gathered at the Clarksville home of Tracy Claros of the Sticky Toffee Pudding Company. Guests dined on a menu created and executed by the chefs.

Hors d’Oeuvres

Savory Cheesecake bites
Denice Woods, Friendship House Bed and Breakfast
Zucchinipuffs

Zucchini Puffs (shown above)
Quincy Adams-Erickson, Fete Accompli

gulfshrimpceviche

Gulf shrimp ceviche with fennel, citrus and oregano (shown above)
Kristine Kittrell, Jeffrey’s

Cocktails featuring Paula’s Texas Orange and Lemon, Paula Angerstein
cooksinkitchen

For more pictures of the event, please visit our photo album. (Many thanks to GCP board member David Huebel for his wonderful photography.)

1st Course
spring garlic soup with blue cheese crouton
Kristine Kittrell, Jeffrey’s
Wine: Fume Blanc , Becker Vineyards

Main Course
Duck confit and breast with Brussel greens, pork jowl bacon, carrots and spicy honey glaze
Kristine Kittrell, Jeffrey’s
Wine: 2005 Syrah, Texas Hill Country, Karen Johnson, Alamosa Wine Cellars

Dessert
A  trio of
Fresh Fruit Pavlova, Roasted Texas Peach Amaretto, Chocolate Surprise
Tracy Claros, Sticky Toffee Pudding Company

Chocolate-Lavender Truffles
Karen Farnsworth, Bijoux Bakery and Catering Co.
With Anderson and Company Coffee

Behind the scenes: Laura Kelso, Pamela Nevarez, Eat Street Catering, Mary Margaret Pack, food-writer, Gina Burchenal, Gina’s Kitchen, Kristie Sasser, All-In-One Bakeshop, Aimee Olson, Pastry Chef and Department Chair TCA, Jane King, Patricia’s Lunchbox

Thank you to the Les Dames for their generous donation and their support of Green Corn Project! We hope that this collaboration will be a longlasting one.

We will be gearing up later this summer for our next Cook Globally, Grow Locally Autumn Celebration. If you’d like to donate or help with the organization, please contact us.

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