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James Beard House Invites Molly to NYC

Chef Molly McCook has been invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York!

On Monday, June 9, 2014, Chef Molly will share the casual elegance of Ellerbe with the James Beard House guests for one special evening.  We are truly grateful for the opportunity to experience their historic kitchen, one that has been the culinary canvas for some of the most inspiring chefs in the world. Join us? This is going to be a Manhattan event like none other! Email us to receive advance details.

Special Events

March 27-30, 2014

The four-day Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival is rapidly approaching! Ellerbe will be participating in the Kickoff and Grand Tasting Events.  Tickets are on sale now!
You’ll also want to save the date for these special events at Ellerbe during Festival week:
March 26th Relic Wine Dinner
Winemaker Mike Hirby will be joining us.  Wines and pricing TBD.  
March 28th  Vision Cellars Lunch Service
Southern Table Lunch with Mac McDonald.  Open seating.

ÀTous les Amoureux: Joyeuse Saint-Valentin!

Presenting two delicious evenings of Valentine’s dining with a decidedly French accent!

We have designed
a special four-course, prix fixe menu to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

By popular demand, chef Molly McCook’s fête francaise is available from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.
on Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15, 2014, with open seating. 

At $75 per person, the menu can also include an optional carefully-chosen wine pairing for $35 per person. Vite! Reservations will go quickly!

Calling all Foodie Photographers!

Are you on Instagram? So are we! Follow us @ellerbefinefoods, and tag your photos with #ellerbefinefoods. We love to see you all enjoying a great time at Ellerbe!

Fresh. Seasonal. Local. At LUNCH!

We wait for the garden to grow so you don’t have to! Dash in to Ellerbe, and enjoy a fresh, seasonal lunch in time for carpool or that first afternoon meeting. Better yet, schedule a lunch meeting for a truly memorable business occasion.

With delicious lunch entrées starting at $10, there’s something for every pocketbook—and every busy schedule!

Featured Wine for February

Please join us as we sample Arboleda's 2009 Carmenere during the month of February. 

We'd like to offer you a complimentary taste of Carmenere during lunch this week, February 4-7, 2014. Then, please come back for dinner all through the month of February, 2014, when bottles will be specially priced: $55 on our wine list, and $28 retail. 

This full-bodied wine offers a sumptuous alternative to Cabernet and pairs wonderfully with steaks and grilled meats.

Founded in 1999, Arboleda is a  sustainably-managed, biodiverse Chilean vineyard producing highly-scored red wines recognized for their distinctive deep color, expressive aromas, tremendous character, complexity, balance, and elegance.


About the James Beard House

Anointed the “Dean of American cookery” by the New York Times in 1954, James Beard laid the groundwork for the food revolution that has put America at the forefront of global gastronomy. He was a pioneer foodie, host of the first food program on the fledgling medium of television in 1946, the first to suspect that classic American culinary traditions might cohere into a national cuisine, and an early champion of local products and markets. Beard nurtured a generation of American chefs and cookbook authors who have changed the way we eat.

After James Beard’s death in 1985, a group of his friends and colleagues led by cooking school founder Peter Kump heeded a call from Julia Child to do something with Beard’s house. While he was alive, Beard always welcomed students, authors, chefs, and other food and beverage professionals into his home—his kitchen was truly at the heart of America’s burgeoning 20th century food scene. Kump organized a fundraising campaign to raise the down payment to purchase the Greenwich Village townhouse from Beard’s estate, which was held by Reed College. 

On November 5, 1986, the James Beard Foundation officially opened the James Beard House “to provide a center for the culinary arts and to continue to foster the interest James Beard inspired in all aspects of food, its preparation presentation, and of course, enjoyment,” according to a press release issued that day.

Today the Foundation hosts more than 250 events at the Beard House annually, realizing Kump’s vision and maintaining Beard’s home as an important meeting place for America’s food community.

Le Menu

Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15, 2014

Butter and Garlic Escargot
Housemade Profiterole
Potage Parmentier
Leek and Potato Soup with Watercress Puree
Quiche au Roquefort
Cream and Blue Cheese Tart with Mixed Lettuces and Crisped Pancetta
Boeuf à La Bourguignonne
Red Wine Braised Beef, Bacon, Onion and Mushrooms, Crushed New Potatoes, Wilted Greens
Côtes de Porc Sauce Moutarde a la Normande
Grilled Pork Chop with Mustard Peppercorn Sauce, Arugula, Turnip and Tomato Gratin
Truite Meunière aux Amandes
Panéed Trout with Brown Butter and Almonds, Citrus Scented Haricot Verts, Caramelized Onion and Rice Pilaf
Oeufs à la Neige
Classic Floating Islands with Meringue, Caramel and Crème Anglaise
Chocolate Pavé
Chantilly Whipped Cream & Raspberry Coulis

Substitutions politely declined.

Ellerbe Adds Flavor to Any Event!

We would be honored to be a part of your special occasion, whether it’s at our place or yours. Please call so we can talk about all the possibilities! 

For private party and catering inquiries, contact Lea Lewis 817-946-7501
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