Experience Napa Valley’s Michelin-Starred Auro Restaurant at Platform by James Beard Foundation in New York

Limited tickets available for Chef Rogelio Garcia’s one-night-only dinner in NYC on January 23, 2024

January 17, 2024,
Napa Valley, U.S.A.

Michelin-starred Auro at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley will be a featured restaurant during Four Seasons Week at Platform by the James Beard Foundation, the new experiential show kitchen and dining room at Market 57 food hall in New York City. Executive Chef Rogelio Garcia will present a special four-course menu spotlighting the world-class cuisine and rich bounty of Napa Valley on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. Garcia is one of five Four Seasons chefs spotlighted in a culinary series at Platform.

Experience the dynamic open kitchen atmosphere and witness Chef Garcia’s exceptional culinary skills unfold in the unique Platform by JBF setting. Tickets for the gourmet celebration start at USD 160 per person and must be purchased in advance online.

"I'm thrilled to bring a slice of Napa Valley to New York City," expresses Chef Garcia. "Many of our Napa Valley guests hail from New York, and it's a joy to evoke their cherished wine country memories or inspire plans for future visits. Each dish at Auro is more than a meal; it's a 'golden' narrative, a vivid tale of the valley's abundant treasures. Our cuisine doesn't just offer flavours; it creates an intimate bond with the heart of Napa, its vines, and its lasting legacy."

Chef Garcia has prepared a unique culinary experience to spotlight local ingredients with an emphasis on hyper-seasonality. For this evening, Chef Garcia's four-course menu has been thoughtfully paired with wines from Elusa Winery, the Resort’s esteemed vineyard partner.

The menu for the evening includes:

Hors d'Oeuvre

  • Smoked Salmon with Rye Cracker
  • Truffle–Bergamino di Bufala Gougères
  • Tuna–Kimchi Sopes
  • Paired with Elusa Sauvignon Blanc 2022

First Course

  • 7-Day Dry-Aged Kampachi with Cara Cara Orange, Avocado, and Serrano Pepper
  • Paired with Elusa Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Second Course

  • 10-Day Dry-Aged Ōra Salmon with Rancho Gordo Beans, Brassicas, and Sauce Verte
  • Paired with Elusa Cabernet Franc 2018

Third Course

  • Wagyu Beef Carne Asada with Pearl Onions, Turnip, and Mole Negro
  • Paired with Elusa Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Fourth Course

  • California Citrus–Chocolate Crémeux with Butter Sablé, Earl Grey Chantilly Cream, and Candied Citrus
  • Paired with Elusa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Three seating experiences are available, including communal dining table seating inside the main dining area; a Chef’s counter seat overlooking the show kitchen located within the main dining room; and a Chef’s counter seat in the external seating area overlooking the main Market 57 area. All tickets include the wine pairing, with wines generously donated by Elusa Winery.

About Platform by JBF

Located in the brand-new Market 57 food hall, Platform by the James Beard Foundation, a state-of-the-art show kitchen and educational space for outstanding culinary arts programming and Good To Go by JBF, a unique food kiosk where innovation meets sustainable, ethically sourced, delicious food in a rotating fast-casual menu are the physical manifestation of the Beard Foundation's Good Food for Good mission. From a chef-in-residence program, intimate dining events with James Beard Award–winning chefs, exceptional wine-focused programming, exciting cooking demos, hands-on culinary classes, interactive exhibits, book signings, to industry trainings, and more—there’s something for everyone to indulge their inner foodie and celebrate the people, cultures, traditions, and innovations shaping America's food culture today.

About James Beard Foundation

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) is a 501(c)3 organization that celebrates and supports the people behind America’s food culture, while pushing for new standards in the restaurant industry to create a future where all have the opportunity to thrive. Established over 30 years ago, the Foundation has highlighted the centrality of food culture in our daily lives and is committed to supporting a resilient and flourishing industry that honours its diverse communities. By amplifying new voices, celebrating those leading the way, and supporting those on the path to do so, the Foundation is working to create a more equitable and sustainable future—what we call Good Food for Good. JBF brings its mission to life through the annual Awards, industry and community-focused initiatives and programs, advocacy, partnerships, and events across the country.