'Walk and Eat the Plank' dinner at Mulvaney's B&L
03/27/2014 9:32 AM
03/27/2014 9:33 AM
Patrick Mulvaney and wife Bobbin and their crew at Mulvaney’s B&L scored big earlier this month when they prepared a special meal in New York City. They were invited to the James Beard House by the prestigious James Beard Foundation to prepare a multicourse dinner that showcased Sacramento’s farm-to-fork bounty.
Now they’re back home and gearing up for the “Walk and Eat the Plank” dinner, using Folsom author Dina Guillen’s third cookbook as their guide. “Plank Grilling” offers “75 recipes for infusing food with flavor using wood planks” (Sasquatch, $20, 176 pages). Guillen will be there to sign her book.
The event is one in a series presented by Ann Martin Rolke of Tasty Books, which pairs cookbook authors with restaurants for prix-fixe dinners. It’s also a fund-raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Bring your appetite to 1215 19th St. in Midtown at 6 p.m. April 6. The toll is $75 per person or $125 per couple, which includes a signed copy of the cookbook. Tickets for dinner-only are $55 a person. To buy tickets, go here.
As for the meal, try this:
Appetizers: beet hummus, feta flatbread, bacon-wrapped shrimp, stuffed meatball sliders, chorizo and cheddar slicers
Dinner: Green Hatch chile chowder with crème fraiche; Skuna Bay salmon with caramelized fennel and mustard; peas and carrots with rice; Mongolian pork rack and potato-kale cakes; baby bok choy
Dessert: planked S’mores and strawberries.
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