On the Menu: Week of January 13

Diners at the James Beard House

 

Here's what's happening at the Beard House and around the country next week:

 

Italian Wine and Game Dinner

Monday, January 14, 7:00 P.M.

Join us at the Beard House for a sumptuous winter dinner prepared by some of the most acclaimed maestros of Italian cuisine in the country. This seasonally driven menu will spotlight an array of tempting game meats and superb Italian wine pairings.

 

High-Voltage Cuisine

Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 P.M.

Though former Top Chef contender Bryan Voltaggio became a household name during his stint on the show, he has long been known as a force in the kitchen. The forward-thinking chef, who earned a 2010 JBF Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic nomination, will join us at the... Read more >

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Recipe: Guacamole with Pistachios

Alex Stupak's recipe from guacamole with pistachios, adpated by the James Beard Foundation

 

When it comes to guacamole upgrades, we used to think that we had seen it all, but we were happily proven wrong at Empellón Cocina, where the house guacamole comes loaded with pistachios. Chef and wd~50 veteran Alex Stupak, who tells us that his favorite flavor is "crunchy", gently toasts the nuts in olive oil, then folds them into a minimal mix of avocado, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, and lime juice. A little toasting oil, infused with flavor of the pistachios, is spooned over the dip before serving.

 

Get the recipe here. The guacamole will also be on offer when the Empellón team cooks at the Beard House on... Read more >

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