Paula DaSilva Hosting Female-Led Dinner at James Beard House Tonight

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"Having a collaborative group of chefs is cool," said DaSilva. "But I wanted to make it more interesting; I thought I could handpick female chefs I know. Ultimately, I want to cook and I want to invite chefs I'm going to have a good time with and I think it's important to highlight talented women."

For $170 per person ($130 for members) James Beard guests will be treated to:

Hors d'oeuvres prepared by DaSilva and Grenier
Beef Tartare with Swank Specialty Produce Radishes and Local Farm Egg
Roasted Paradise Farms Pumpkin with Black Truffles and Sage Cream
Miniature Pork Belly Tacos with Kimchi
Swordfish Escabéche with Pickled Vegetables
White Water Clam Chowder
Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA Shandy

First Course by Goss
Brown Butter Lobster Ravioli with Gilbertie Herb Gardens Parsnip-Apple Puree,
Benton's Bacon and Saffron Bubbles
Westport Rivers Blanc de Blancs, 2001

Second Course by Deshields
Sweet Potato-Hazelnut Gnocchi with Housemade Seely's Ark Rabbit Sausage,
Charred Radicchio and Parmesan Nage
White Negroni with Berkshire Mountain Distillers
Ethereal Gin, Cynar and Lillet Blanc

Third Course by Autry
Florida Cobia with Braised Fregola, Country Ham and Charred Swank Specialty Produce Greens
Ravines Dry Riesling, 2012

Fourth Course by Mallory
Smoked Hudspeth Farms Tenderloin with Roasted Poblano-Dutch Potato Salad, Beef Cheek-Onion Marmalade, Pepper-Tequila Paint and Tassione Farms Vegetables
Ravines Cabernet Franc, 2011

Fifth Course by Nagi
Paradise Farms Passion Fruit-Coconut Streusel Bar with Banana Brûlée
and Guava-Strawberry Chutney
Painkiller with Coconut-Infused Privateer Rum

For those of you who are unable to get up to New York on a whim, DaSilva will also be involved with Taste of Harbor Beach on Thursday, November 21. For the event, DaSilva recruited local chefs, including Chris Miracolo of S3, Mike Saperstein of Rebel House, Robyn Almodovar of Palate Party Food Truck, and others.

Benefitting Children's Miracle Network, the evening includes food and wine tastings, auctions, and more. The cost to attend is $50 per person or $125 for VIP. Call 954-765-3022, or email for ticket information.

3030 Ocean is located at 3030 Holiday Drive in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-4000, or visit

Follow Sara Ventiera on Twitter, @saraventiera.

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3030 Ocean Restaurant

3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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