Chef Laura Brennan of Caffe Umbra makes for New York this month for her first appearance at the James Beard House. The Rising Star of American Cuisine will be taking center stage on Monday, March 10th for a five-course wine dinner featuring some of her most dazzling dishes. The menu for the evening gets started with cream of lettuce soup with lobster butter followed by crispy skate wing with puree of cauliflower, sorrel and smoked bacon. Gratin of macaroni with sweetbread, morels and sticky veal sauce and noisettes of lamb with gremolata and farro come next. Signature sweet fennel bread pudding with caramel espresso sauce and fennel pollen cream tops it all off. The dinner starts at 7:00pm and costs $85 for Beard members and $110 for non-members. If you don’t think you’ll be able to make it to New York, you needn’t worry. Chef Brennan will be offering this very same Beard-worthy dinner at Caffe Umbra in April. We’ll keep you posted. If you can’t wait call 212.627.2308 for reservations.