On the Menu: Week of July 14

Andrew Zimmern will be the guest of honor at the James Beard Foundation's Chefs & Champagne this summer

 

Here's what's on deck at the James Beard Foundation:

 

Monday, July 15, 7:00 P.M.

Bastille Day Fête

Husband-and-wife chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux have helped revolutionize Alexandria’s restaurant scene at Bastille, their charming upscale bistro. The acclaimed duo—who also teamed up at Jean Louis at the Watergate and Acquarelle in D.C.—will present their modern, intensely seasonal French cuisine at our annual Bastille Day celebration.

 

Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 P.M.

Southern-Inspired Italian Feast

“One of Louisville’s elite spots,” writes restaurant critic Marty Rosen of the Courier-Journal, Volare is “a bastion of rigorous continental techniques and... Read more >

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Recipe: Sweet Corn Budino with Blueberries and Cornmeal Shortbread

Karen DeMasco's recipe for Sweet Corn Budino with Blueberries and Cornmeal Shortbread, adpated by the James Beard Foundation

 

This homey budino from JBF Award winner Karen DeMasco will test your loyalty to Grandma's corn pudding. Corn kernels sweeten a custard base, which is topped with blueberry compote and accessorized with cornmeal shortbread cookies. It's a dessert to make for a dinner party with good friends. 

 

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Taste America Tickets on Sale Now!

The James Beard Foundation's Taste America

 

Tickets for James Beard Foundation's Taste America®, our cross-country food festival, are now on sale! Presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred® Visa Signature®, this ten-city tour will take place from September 20 through October 19, and will feature exclusive dining events headlined by our Taste America All-Stars and a team of local celebrated chefs, free cooking demonstrations at Sur La Table stores, and much more. Be sure to check out the festival's schedule of events to see what's happening in your area.

 

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JBF on the Air: Amy and Mike Mills

 

On last week's smokin' hot episode of Taste Matters, Amy and Mike Mills of the legendary 17th Street Bar & Grill joined Mitchell Davis to talk all things 'cue. They discussed regional differences among barbecue style, the art of achieving perfect flavor, and their mission to bring small-town barbecue culture to New York City. Listen below to learn more:

 

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Giveaway: Eyebobs Gift Certificate

 

It’s no secret that the biggest draws of this month’s Chefs & Champagne® New York will be tastings from more than 35 chefs, the constant popping of bottles of bubbly, and the picturesque setting of Wölffer Estate, our gracious hosts. Best of all, the good times will benefit the James Beard Foundation and our educational initiatives.

 

Even if you won’t be joining us in Sagaponack this year, there’s still a way to offer your support. As you may have already heard, our Chefs & Champagne honoree is the inimitable Andrew Zimmern, who’s fresh off of a 2013 Beard Award win for Outstanding Personality/Host. The Bizarre Foods star has partnered with eyebobs, a reading glasses company specializing in eyewear "for the irreverent and slightly jaded." Eyebobs and Andrew have created the quirky “Zimm” frames, which you can order... Read more >

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