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May 9, 7:00 P.M.Dinner: Mason Hereford‘s Turkey and the Wolf Presented by Capital One

May 09, 2024 07:00 PM

Featuring the Flavors of New Orleans’s Stellar Sandwich Shop           

25 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

In 2016, Mason Hereford, a fine-dining chef and sandwich aficionado, opened his counter-service shop, Turkey and the Wolf in the sleepy section of New Orleans known as the Irish Channel. Eclectic, fun, and with scrumptiously reimagined sandwiches, it won the heart of Bon Appétit writer, Andrew Knowlton, who helped to make the counter a dining destination. In 2017, Turkey and the Wolf was named Bon Appétit’s Best Restaurant in America.  
Fast forward nearly ten years, Turkey and the Wolf has accumulated droves of fans and numerous accolades that include landing two James Beard Award Best Chef Southeast nods (nominee and semifinalist) and a nomination for Hereford as the author of Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin’ in New Orleans.  Tonight, we celebrate all that is Turkey and the Wolf—the flavors, artistry, and along with it, the personality and hospitality that only Hereford can deliver.

Dining Table $170 | Internal Chefs Counter $185 | External Chefs Counter $150

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Hors D’Oeuvres 

Deviled Eggs with Fried Chicken Skins, Fresno Hot Sauce, and Dill 
Contains gluten 

Bagel Bites with Slow-Roasted Tomato Cream Cheese, Fennel Seeds, and ‘Roni Cups 
Contains dairy and gluten 

Grilled Pastrami with Red Wine–Barbecue Marinade  
Contains gluten and shellfish 

Cabbage Salad with Roasted Chile–Coconut Vinaigrette, Sunflower Seeds, and Pig Ear Crackling 
Contains alliums and shellfish 

Crispy Rice Salad with Cucumbers; Peanuts; Cilantro; and Roasted Chile, Tamarind, and Lime Vinaigrette  
Contains alliums, nuts, and shellfish 

Chicken Pot Pie Empanada with Slow-Cooked Chicken and Tarragon Buttermilk 
Contains alliums, dairy, and gluten 

Bologna Sandwich with Leighann’s Bologna, Via’s Mom’s Hot Mustard, Potato Chips, and Duke’s Mayo
Contains dairy and gluten 

Collard Green Melt with Cherry Pepper Russian Dressing, Swiss Cheese, Slaw, and Rye Bread
Vegetarian; contains alliums, dairy, and gluten 

Beet–Raspberry Pop Tart
Contains dairy and gluten 

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About Mason Hereford:  
Mason Hereford is the chef and owner of Turkey and the Wolf, a counter service-only joint that Food & Wine and Esquire listed as one of the most important restaurants of the decade, and Bon Appétit named the Best New Restaurant in America in 2017. He also owns Molly's Rise and Shine, a breakfast spot nearby, named one of the ten Best New Restaurants in America in 2020 by Food & Wine magazine. His cookbook, Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin' in New Orleans received a James Beard Award nomination in 2023 and became a New York Times Best Seller, after the first shipment spent months lost at sea. He recently partnered with the co-chef of Turkey and the Wolf, Philip Cenac, and his wonderful wife, Lauren Agudo, to open a new restaurant called Hungry Eyes. They serve luxury drinking food, zippy natural wines, and lipstick smeared martinis in a little spot on Magazine Street. Mason was born and raised on rollerblades and gas station food in rural Virginia. He was a James Beard Award nominee for Best Chef: South in 2020 and a semifinalist in the same category in 2019.  He currently lives in New Orleans and will never leave.



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Events at Platform by JBF are special one-night-only menus and we do not offer a la carte menus. If you have serious food allergies, we will work with the visiting chef team to do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee that alternate options will be available for every course.

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