82 Queen Offers Taste of Steven Lusby’s Beard House Menu

To experience the whole of Steven Lusby’s James Beard House menu, Charlestonians will have to buy a $170 ticket and travel to New York on Dec. 4. But 82 Queen this month is offering eaters a cheaper chance to at least sample a few of the dishes its executive chef plans to serve.

Throughout November, 82 Queen is offering select items from Lusby’s “Charleston Charm” menu as nightly specials. Among the items slated to be featured are she crab soup, boiled peanut hummus, pickled shrimp and sorghum-glazed pork osso bucco (Check airfares if you’re set on trying the crispy head cheese with black-eyed peas.) The arrangement will no doubt give Lusby a final opportunity to perfect his dishes before serving them in the dining room that’s hosted many of the nation’s finest chefs, including 51 from the Charleston area.

“To be included in a category with the greatest chefs in the world is humbling and exciting,” Lusby is quoted as saying in a release.

Patrick Owens Next Local Chef on James Beard House Schedule

patrickowensFollowing in the footsteps of the 50 local chefs who’ve cooked at James Beard House since Louis Osteen in 1991 represented Louis’ Charleston Grill there, Patrick Owens next month will travel to New York City to prepare a lowcountry seafood meal.

Owens — executive chef and owner of Owens Dining Group, which operates Langdon’s and Opal – is planning to prepare  a menu including seared diver scallops with green chile-fontina polenta and bacon-fig jam and scamp grouper with sweet corn, crab and tarragon for his Nov. 9 dinner.

Steven Lusby of 82 Queen is scheduled to take his turn in the James Beard House kitchen on Dec. 4.

Tickets to Owens’ appearance in conjunction with the James Beard Guest Chef Program are $130 for James Beard Foundation members and $170 for non-members. For reservations, call (212)627-2308.