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At Table with Two of Our Top 40 US Chefs

Michel Richard tasting Jean Joho's perfect risotto with Sophie Gayot
Michel Richard tasting Jean Joho’s perfect risotto with Sophie Gayot

By Sophie Gayot

 

 

Today, at the Second Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine extravaganza, I enjoyed a dream lunch prepared by chefs Michel Richard from Citronelle in Washington, D.C., and Jean Joho from Everest in Chicago.

Sponsored by Lexus, the meal was based on the king of mushrooms, the truffle.
The talented pair cooked right in front of us, and even filled the tent with smoke!

Here is the menu:
Hors d’oeuvre
Mushroom croque monsieur
Smoked Salmon Terrine
Chef Michel Richard
Gougères
Truffled Alsatian Sausage
Chef Jean Joho

Followed by
Black Truffle Vintage Carnaroli Risotto
Chef Jean Joho
Katalfi Prawn with Truffle Sauce
Chef Michel Richard
Crépinette of Squab
Wrapped in Alsace Marinated Cabbage & Truffles
Chef Jean Joho

Ending with, of course, by Chef Michel Richard
Blueberry Cheesecake.

See the lunch in pictures below. You can click on each photo to enlarge.