Tomorrow: Garces Gala (And We’ve Got The Menus)


Good news for all of you who have purchased your Garces Gala tickets: we have menus.

And good news for those of you who haven’t gotten your tickets yet: There are still general admission tickets available (but the VIP tickets are sold out).

For those of you who don’t know, the 3rd Annual Garces Gala will be held tomorrow, October 29th, starting at 6:30 p.m. (VIP doors open at 5:30 for a meet-and-greet with all of the event chefs and a special seated dinner). The Garces Foundation is hosting the event to benefit Philadelphia’s immigrant community by helping them to gain access to medical, educational, and nutritional services. The event will feature tons of food samplings from Philadelphia’s best chefs, as well as silent auctions.

Tickets are still available for the event – and if you (still) aren’t convinced about dropping two-hundo or so for these tickets, the menus below will definitely make the decision easier.


First Course

Peter Serpico’s Tataki of Spanish Mackerel

with Pickled Onions, Soy and Rice Pearls

Rich Landau’s Salt Roasted Golden Beets

with Smoked Tofu, Pumpernickel, and Cucumber-Dill Sauce

Served with “Inigo Montoya” – Tequila, Passion Fruit, Chile

Second Course

Jose Garces’ Salt Baked Shrimp

with “Al Ajillo,” Jalapeno Aioli, and Chimichurri sauces

Kevin Sbraga’s  Duck Heart Sugo

with Rigatoni, Smoked Ricotta, and Jalapeño

Third Course

Greg Vernick’s Salt Cod Crepes

with Chickpea and Olive Stew

Eli Kulp’s Grilled Beef Short Ribs

with Pastrami Spices and Earth Baked Onions

And as far as the general admission menu goes, check out a few of many items that will be served:

Ela – Charred Wild Maitake Mushrooms with smoked soy and mizuna

Laurel – Sweet Potato Croquette with Lardo

La Peg – Pork Cheek Carbonade with Spice Bread Croutons

Tinto and Village Whiskey – Wagyu Beef Tiradito, Luna Farm Beet Puree, Green Chilie, Crispy Garlic

Farm and the Fisherman – Chicken Liver and Chocolate

Townsend – Whole Roasted Pig with Rosemary Aigre-Doux and Chestnuts

Vetri – Salsiccia Pane Toscano

Volver – Selection of Snacks and Canapes

Garces Trading Company – Goat Cheese Gnudi Luna Farm Sun Gold Tomato Conserva, Fennel Praline

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