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Collaboration Dinner at elm restaurant

"June flavors from the French Riviera to the Connecticut river" with guest chef Didier Elena

Photos courtesy of GITA GROUP

Internationally renowned chef Didier Elena of Chef’s Club by Food & Wine teams up with chef Brian Lewis of elm restaurant for a special guest-chef collaboration dinner to kick-off the summer harvest season on June 12.  

Both chefs will prepare dishes based on the seasonal flavors found in their native region. Didier Elena, a native of Monaco and two-decade veteran chef under chef Alain Ducasse, will prepare dishes that reflect the hallmarks of pure, minimal ingredients of southern French-mediterranean cuisine. Hosting chef Brian Lewis will focus on the abundant ingredients found locally in southern Connecticut, mostly from neighboring Millstone Farm.  


Cocktail & Hors D’oeuvres
smoked bacon tart and peas
zucchini flowers ‘beignet’ and ricotta
Lobster “roll” brioche and caviar
whipped lardo toasts sea urchin, espelette
cockscomb tempura, nasturtium, togarashi aioli
chilled wellfleet oysters yuzu kosho & ginger mignonette
Socca Riviera
artichokes, spring onions, fava bean, zucchini flowers, olives, basil, tomatoes
Chateau de Saint Martin Cru Classe Rose’ “Grande Reserve” 2013

English Pea Sachetti
lemon brown butter, castelmagno cheese
Tenuta Michele Chiarlo Arneis “Le Madri” 2012

Grilled Monkfish
vin jaune, razor clams, rainbow swiss chard, quinoa
Domaine de Chalet Pouilly Saint-Veran 2012

St. Canut Suckling Pig
morels, beet greens, grits, apple mustard
Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011

Rhubarb Shortcake
yogurt shiso sorbet, rhubarb salad, almond
Vitteaut-Alberti Cremant de Bourgogne Brut NV




Thursday, June 12, 2014
$150.00 per person includes:

6pm: Cocktail Reception
7pm: Five-course seated dinner, with wine pairings by Jeff Barbour of New Canaan Wine Merchants

Tax and gratuity is not included. For reservations, please email info@elmrestaurant.com or call 203-920-4994.

Chef Didier Elena
Chef Didier Elena