It was back in September that chef Ronnie Killen of Killen's Steakhouse in Pearland announced his participation in "a very special dinner" at the James Beard House in New York City. The date of this "Steakhouse Holiday"/Gulf Coast themed dinner is nearing (December 20), and we have a copy of the menu.
Tuna tartar, lime-coconut broth
Smoked beef tenderloin, onion-Bing cherry marmalade
Gulf crab cake
Fried jalapeños, house-cured ham, Blue Heron Farm goat cheese
Blackened snapper crudo, pickled peppers
savory bell pepper sorbet
Nueske’s bacon-wrapped Gulf shrimp
roasted poblano-Monterey pepper jack cheese grits
House-cured smoked pork, black-eyed pea gumbo
Sous-vide smoked Blackmore Ranch short ribs
red wine demi-glace, sautéed Swiss chard, cream corn fritters
Crème brûlée bread pudding, carrot cake, chocolate truffle cheesecake
For those not headed to NYC on December 20 for Killen's James Beard dinner, there will be a recreation of the menu at Killen's Steakhouse on January 15, 2012 at 6 pm. Price is $150 per person. For reservations, call 281-485-0844.