Ironside hosts James Beard dinner preview


Michelin-rated Executive Chef of Ironside Fish & Oyster, Jason McLeod, was chosen to host an exclusive, top-notch dining event at Beard House in New York City coming up on April 21. Before he heads out for the exclusive event, the team at Ironside Fish & Oyster will be hosting an exclusive preview of the exact dinner to be served at the event, taking place on Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Another local favorite and semi-finalist for the James Beards Awards for “Outstanding Bar Program,” Polite Provisions, will help to pair the perfect cocktails via bartender Erick Castro. The lineup of food and beverages will be what those in NYC will receive, but at a fraction of the price for San Diegans ($89 instead of $170 per person.) The event hopes to give locals an epic night of previewing what their city is sending to the Big Apple for the important culinary event.

The five-course dinner menu is below:

SAN DIEGO UNI: mussel escabeche, red kelp

paired with: Rosemary Beach - Olmeca Altos Blanco Tequila, Lime, Rosemary & Champagne

SMOKED ABALONE: avocado, seaweed, butter

Paired with: Uncle Jalapeno -Olmeca Altos Blanco Tequila, Jalapeño & Housemade Pineapple Soda


Paired with: Not So Dirty Martini - Olive Oil Infused Plymouth Gin, Bay Leaf Infused Dry Vermouth &?Suze Gentian Liqueur

LONG SPINE THORNY HEAD ROCK FISH: salted Black Cod roe, fava beans, meyer Lemon, mizuna

Paired with: Oceanside Royal - Beefeater 24 London Dry Gin, Lime, Mint, Sea Salt, Celery Bitters & Champagne

CARLSBAD STRAWBERRIES: rhubarb, almond crumble, sabayon?

Paired with: Strawberry Vanilla Milk Punch - Martell VS Cognac Cream, Strawberry & Vanilla

Tickets to the dinner are $89 per person and space can be reserved by contacting Ironside Fish & Oyster at (619) 269-3033.

For more information about the Ironside dinner in NYC, visit

Ironside Fish & Oyster, 1654 India Street, Little Italy.

Source: DiscoverSD