Boca Raton Resort & Club Kicks off the 2018 Artist in Residence Series With Celebrity Chef Kerry Heffernan at the Cade Estate & Plumpjack Estate Wine Dinner
BOCA RATON, Fla. - On Thursday, January 25, Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, will celebrate its Artist in Residence Corks & Conversations dinner series with Chef Kerry Heffernan, Executive Chef at Grand Banks in NYC, runner up on “Top Chef Masters” Season 4 and guest judge on “Top Chef All-Stars” and Cade Estate and PlumpJack Estate wineries.
Launched in December 2016, Boca Raton Resort & Club’s Artist in Residence program is designed to enhance and inspire guests through partnership with tastemakers in the areas of food and wine, music, fashion, athletics and traditional art. Within the resort’s multi-faceted program, its interactive dinner series pairs noteworthy chefs with winemakers to host an intimate dinner party on-property for the resort’s members and guests.
As current executive chef at Grand Banks, a seasonal Oyster Bar and galley on the deck of a historic cod fishing schooner moored at Pier 25 New York, Chef Heffernan’s menu will be influenced by his ongoing philanthropy and dedication to seafood sustainability and conservation. Chef Heffernan will collaborate with Danielle Cryot, Winemaker of Cade Estate, and Sandra Roberts, Director of Sales at PlumpJack Group, to tastefully pair each wine with the fresh seafood catch off the Atlantic coastline to craft an elegant three-course meal.
Menu highlights include:
- Spear-caught Rose Porgy Cru with Local Citrus, Keffir Lime, Red Shiso Cucumber and Mint paired with Cade Sauvignon Blanc 2016
- Sautee of Barrelfish with Succotash of Corn, Zucchini and Heirloom Pole Beans, Blistered Grape Tomatoes and Rock Shrimp Marjoram Jus paired with PlumpJack Chardonnay 2017
- Seared Swordfish Confit with Baby Root Vegetable Ragout and Micro Mustard greens paired with PlumpJack Cavernet Sauvignon 2014 and Cade Howell Mountain 2014
- Braised Short Rib with Red Wine Glaze, Grilled Spiny Tail with Rosemary Black Garlic Butter, Fennel Potato Gratin and Swiss Chard Fondue paired with Cade Reserve 2014
Guests with a sweet tooth can finish off the evening with Warm Raspberry Mascarpone Gratin served with Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramelized Mille Fuille paired with PlumpJack Syrah 2015, a fruitful, smoky and floral wine layered with white and black pepper.
As part of the program, Chef Heffernan will also participate in an intimate meet and greet cocktail and hors d’oeuvre event on Wednesday, January 24. The menu will showcase a ceviche catch of the day from Chef Heffernan and Boca Raton Resort & Club’s menu collaboration.
Kerry Heffernan, Executive Chef at Grand Banks
Danielle Cryot, Winemaker of Cade Esate
Sandra Roberts, Director of Sales at PlumpJack Group
WHEN: Thursday, January 25
Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
501 E Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
About Kerry Heffernan
In 2012, Kerry was honored as the commencement speaker at the Culinary Institute of America. An avid outdoorsman and seafood expert, Kerry has won several charity fishing tournaments, including the "Manhattan Cup" and the "Montauk Redbone." Chef Heffernan is also consultant to "Seaworthy" a restaurant in New Orleans specializing in sustainable seafood. Visit www.kerryheffernan.com for more information about Chef Kerry Heffernan.
About Cade Estate Winery
Cade Estate Winery is a contemporary 54-acre winery in Angwin, CA, known for its critically acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignons. As the first LEED Gold Certified Estate Winery, Cade is one of Napa’s oldest wineries. Please visit their online website for more information.
About PlumpJack Estate Winery
PlumpJack Winery is a boutique winery in Oakville, California specializing in premium Cabernet Sauvignon wines. PlumpJack was the first winery in Napa Valley to use screwcaps as a wine closure on fine wines. Please visit their online website for more information.
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