What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than with the incoming president of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, Nina Curtis, and a star-studded lineup of chef-advocates? This seasonal, vegan dinner at the legendary James Beard House in New York City will showcase how this group of top toques is rethinking contemporary cuisine and representing the powerful voice of females in the culinary world.

Each course includes an expert wine pairing featuring sustainable wine from female winemakers and/or proprietors. Wine pairings are sponsored by Women of the Vine & Spirits, the leading trade organization dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women in the alcohol beverage industry.

Join the Women Thursday, March 08, 2018


Featured Chefs

Nina Curtis
Beverly Hills, CA

Peggy Chan
Grassroots Pantry
Hong Kong

Sophia Hoffmann
Berlin, Germany

Makini Howell
Plum Bistro
Seattle, WA

Cara Mangini
Little Eater Restaurant and Grocery Store
Columbus, OH

Carrie Summer
Chef Shack
Bay City, WI


Featured Wine Pairings

Deborah Brenner
President & CEO
Women of the Vine & Spirits

Hors d’Oeuvre

chilled carrot & beet borscht
macadamia nut sour crème, amaranth

toasted quinoa cakes
whipped fava bean hummus, dill oil, onion flowers

mozzarella-style nut cheese
black mission figs, basil, balsamic reduction

spicy walnut–lentil lettuce cups
mango salsa, cilantro, avocado crème

Wente Vineyards | Small Lot Brut | Arroyo Seco | Monterey | 2015
J. Lohr | Gesture | RVG | Rhone Blend | 2016


ohio rutabaga
apple cake, sweet potato, ginger hummus, cabbage, apple slaw, cider vinaigrette, pickled mustard seeds

Domaine Bousquet | Sauvignon Blanc |Tupungato Uco Valley | Mendoza | Argentina | 2017

disguised cauliflower & roasted garlic
black cumin oil, beet and carrot fritter, purple cashew sour crème, almond ricotta, mint, potato kasnudeln, rapeseed oil, red breadcrumbs

Whitecliff Vineyards | Reserve Riesling | New York | 2015

vietnamese yellow curry & hedgehog mushroom
marinated eggplant, seasonal greens, turmeric, lemongrass curry jam, brown rice cracker

Burgess Cellars | Petite Sirah | Napa Valley | 2012

creole tempeh
toasted quinoa, collard greens, turnip purée

Fattoria Sardi | Rosato | Lucca | Italy | 2015

tonka bean pot-de-crème
crunchy honeycomb

Tenuta La Marchesa | White Label | Gavi |  Piedmont | Italy | 2016

As special guests of Chef’s Roll, seats can be purchased at the member’s price of $135, per person all included. (general public price is $175).

If you would like to attend this event, reservations can be made by either:

Online reservations can be made using the code word “TARRAGON” in the “special request message to restaurant” field. (reservation link above)


Call the reservations department directly at (212) 627-2308. Mention the special unique code word “TARRAGON” and that YOU ARE FRIENDS OF THE CHEF for the member price as a courtesy.

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