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Michael Ginor, Lenny Messina of Lola in Great Neck to cook at James Beard House

Owner and executive chef Michael Ginor at Lola

Owner and executive chef Michael Ginor at Lola in Great Neck. Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Michael Ginor and Lenny Messina of Lola in Great Neck will be among the chefs creating a foie gras-themed tasting dinner at the James Beard House June 5.

The cost of the meal is $210 for visitors, $160 for James Beard Foundation members.

In addition to owning Lola, Ginor is the founder of Hudson Valley Foie Gras. Messina is executive chef of Lola.

Preparing dinners at the James Beard House is a prestigious activity for chefs across the country.

Ginor and Messina will be joined by chefs from San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, as well as Jenny Chamberlain of Hudson Valley Foie Gras.

The dinner will include dishes such as duck breast filets with seared foie gras and green-garlic chimichurri; clam chowder with spring vegetables, rabbit sausage, and terrine of foie gras; cured foie gras with Sonoma blackberry honey; venison of elk with charred onion mustard and smoked foie gras-butter toast; and sake-marinated foie gras with double-fermented chocolate, white miso nougat and peanuts.

Lola is featured on Newsday’s list of Long Island’s Top 100 restaurants.

The James Beard House is at 167 W. 12th St. Reservations may be made online at jamesbeard.org or by calling 212-627-2308.

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