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Santé is cooking at the James Beard House. This project will bring some much deserved respect to Spokane’s growing culinary scene!

Santé Restaurant & Charcuterie is one of the preeminent restaurants in the Inland Northwest.  Located in Spokane, Washington, Santé prides itself on techniques that promote sustainable living and thinking globally.  Santé and its owners, Jeremy & Kate Hansen, have won numerous local awards and honors.  

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) promotes the culinary arts by honoring chefs, wine professionals, journalists, and cookbook authors at annual award ceremonies.  As part of this process, JBF invites chefs from across the continent to come and cook dinner at their headquarters in New York City. 

Jeremy Hansen, and the crew at Santé, have been invited to cook dinner at the James Beard House on August 15, 2013.  As part of the dinner, Santé is required to pay for not only all of the food and beverages for an 80 person dinner, but is also responsible for all travel costs for everyone on the team.  

As a staunch supporter of our local community, Santé is asking that the local community to help make the dream of cooking at the James Beard House a reality.  Without Spokane, Santé could never have achieved what is has thus far; now it is Santé's turn to show the big city a bit of the amazingness coming from Spokane. 

Salmon Crudo with local greens.
Salmon Crudo with local greens.

For more information on the dinner, please visit the event page on the James Beard website found here: http://www.jamesbeard.org/events/washington-bounty

Here is our preliminary menu for the dinner: 

James Beard House Dinner 
August 15 2013
Food from Spokane & the Inland northwest  

Hors d’oeuvre:

  • Santé charcuterie, jams, preserves, cheese, foraged berries, chutneys, Santé toast.  
  • Rocky Ridge Ranch berkshire pork loin, glace de viande de porc, red pepper confiture, fried pork skins (A Santé staple entree). 
  • Chocolate braised berkshire pork belly, fleur de sel, Kelsey plum, Santé Bacon, Rocky Ridge Ranch free range duck egg yolk gel, foie gras toasted brioche.
      

Amuse bouche Green bluff peach chips, raw goats milk sponge. 

Entrees w/ selected beverages:

  • Columbia River sturgeon, apricot beurre fondu & gel, elderberry gastrique, Urban Eden Farm’s organic greens, gaufrette. 
  • Heritage Naturals muscovy duck, Santé potato gnocchi with heirloom carrot & coriander créma, rosemary infused 5-Mile honey, parsnips. 
  • Purple stripe garlic, herb & Cabernet sous vide Heritage bourbon red turkey, Mount Spokane huckleberry mostarda, potato thyme window.
  • Intermezzo Mount Spokane foraged tayberry soda.
  • Lostine Cattle, Scottish highland NY strip, marrow butter, seared Casselman plum, Walla Walla sweet onion brulée, glace de viande, calf's heart.
  • Hazelnut financier, Starkrimson pear, 5-Mile honey gelato, apricot glaçage, huckleberry crocont.

For more information on the Santé family and restaurant, please check ou the following video:

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Logistically speaking, getting 10-12 individuals to New York City, along with all the food and equipment needed will present numerous risks and challenges. However, with the team we have assembled, we do not doubt our ability to overcome these challenges, and will put on a terrific dinner for the JBF that showcases the up-and-coming food scene in Spokane.

Without a doubt, financing this project is the biggest single component. As a local small business, it would be nearly impossible for Santé to fund the project by itself.

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    Sponsors will receive two tickets to attend our hors d'oeuvres event at Sante, which will feature the appetizers that will be served at the James Beard event. Beverages will be provided. July 29th, 2013.

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    Sponsors will receive two tickets to attend our James Beard dinner at Sante on July 22nd, 2013 (Monday). This dinner will be the same 5-courses that will be presented at the James Beard House in August. Beverages for each course will be provided.

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    Sponsors will receive two 5-8 course tasting menus at Sante on a date of their choosing. The courses will mirror the courses for the James Beard dinner. Beverages for each course will be provided.

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    Sponsors will receive a chef's table dinner for two in the kitchen at Sante. This exceptional experience is like non-other in the Inland Northwest. Chef Hansen and crew will prepare what for you what has been described as the best meal ever by all those who have had the pleasure. You choose the date. Beverages for each course will be provided.

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