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Seven Deadly Sins

Posted in Portland with tags , , on May 7, 2008 by Donna Arriaga

7 deadly sins

…served to perfection at the Beard House last April. At $155 per person ($135 for Beard House members), over 70 repentant souls had the opportunity to indulge in all seven deadly sins. The James Beard Foundation had this to say about their hedonistic pleasures:

There are decadent dinners and then there are those that are downright sinful. Join chef Thanawat Bates for an inspired menu of indulgent dishes that embody the seven deadly sins. You may have to say a few extra Hail Marys, but each delicious bite will be well worth the penance.

Hors d’Oeuvre

Pride – Whimsical Coq au Vin with Caramelized Onion–Mushroom Duxelle, Red Wine Reduction, and Bacon Chips; Rossini with Toasted Brioche, Bison Roulade, and Madeira–Foie Gras Hollandaise; and Gin-Cured Tuna with Toasted Nori, Watermelon, and Chinese Black Vinegar
Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé NV


Wrath – Scorpionfish with Spicy Slaw, Roasted Poblano Sauce, and Micro-Cilantro
Don Olegario Albariño 2006

Sloth – Beets with Watercress Salad, Candied Walnuts, Blue Cheese, and Horseradish Vinaigrette
Louis Jadot Pinot Noir 2005

Gluttony – Foie Gras with Sautéed Sweetbreads, Bone Marrow, Sabayon, and Hazelnut–Mustard Streusel
Inniskillin Vidal Icewine 2006

Greed – Wagyu Beef with Sautéed Abalone, Truffled Potato Purée, Sea Urchin, and Shallot–Sherry Vinaigrette
Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Envy – Lemon Panna Cotta, Vanilla Cloud, and Orange–Vodka Caramel
Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato 2007

Lust – Truffles with Strawberry–Champagne Gelée, Gold Dust, Rose Aroma, and Chocolate