James Beard Great Performances pop-up

Jamebeard
If you get a chance, get over to Chelsea Market to the James Beard Great Performances pop-up.  The event is a 27 day event and I believe this is the last week. 

There are plenty of seats.  Something different every day.

Marc
Here is Marc Murphy from Landmarc doing a cooking presentation. 

More lunch
I was with Liz Neumark of Great Performances so I got a little taste of everything.  The vegetables were a morel, sweet pea and asparagus ragout.  Perfect for spring.  Heirloom tomato and watermelon salad with pickled watermelon rind and feta cheese.  French beans sliced with slivered almonds, celery, parmesan and a little lemon truffle vinaigrette.  Fingerling potato salad with roasted red peppers and kalamata olives.  Yellow lentil salad with tomato concasses and mint.  Last but certainly not least was a three bean salad with baby farm greens and a ginger vinaigrette. 

Lunch
This plate was the meats and a spoon bread.  I really loved the tomato spoon bread with fresh herbs and local goat cheese.  The meat consists of a Hudson Valley duck confit with a blackberry garnish, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola Miss Mamie's Fried Chicken.  Wow.  Olive oil poached salmon with a sauce verte and sliced beef tenderloin with a forrest mushroom cream. 

All of this with a strawberry orange iced tea made my lunch.  You can buy combinations so two vegetables and one meat etc.  I like that.  Gives you a chance to try a few things. 

I love what they did with the space that used to be a restaurant/store.  Hope to see more pop-ups coming to Chelsea Market. 

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