Special Event
AJ Voytko
Host Chef
AJ Voytko
Paul Piscopo
Paul Piscopo
XYZ at the W San Francisco
Jack Yoss
Jack Yoss
Nine Thirty at the W Los Angeles

Friends of James Beard Benefit
San Diego

Thursday, November 2, 7:00 pm
Members $125, General Public $150

For reservations or more information, please call 619.231.8220.


Event Location:
Rice at the W San Diego
421 West B Street

Chef AJ Voytko (formerly of San Diego’s much buzzed-about Chive) has earned fans for the sexy global cuisine he serves at Rice. For this exciting West Coast benefit dinner, Voytko will host two of his W Hotel colleagues, Paul Piscopo and Jack Yoss.

Chicken Liver Mousse Crostini with Pickled Shallots and Huckleberries

Foie Gras Terrine with Spiced Fig and Date Jam and 25-Year-Old Balsamic Vinegar

Ahi Tuna Sashimi with White Soy Gelée and Micro-Wasabi

Coffee-Cured Angus Tenderloin with Spiced Chow-Chow

Quince-Prosecco Panna Cotta with Manchego Crisps

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV


Deconstructed Hamachi Ceviche

Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Warm Cured Duck Salad with Cross Pass Farm Sakai Ichi Apple Baklava, Banyuls Vinaigrette, and Black Pepper Caramel

Chateau Montelena Riesling 2005

Seared Dayboat Scallops with Braised Pork Belly, Sweet Onion Purée, and Curry Foam

Bergström Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir 2004

Braised Angus Short Ribs with Butternut Squash Ravioli and Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Miner Oracle Red Wine 2002

A Taste of Fall

Inniskillin Niagara Icewine 2001
Hennessy Paradis Extra Petite Champagne NV


Wines generously provided by Bergström Winery, Grapevine Wines, Moët Hennessy USA, Pacific Wine & Spirits, Southern Wine & Spirits, and Young’s Market.

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