On the Menu: Week of March 2

 

Here's what's coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:

 

Monday, March 2, 6:30 P.M.
Beard Burger 'Bun' Anza 
Burger lovers, this one’s for you: top toques from the New York City area will join forces to create their most indulgent, mouthwatering renditions of the quintessential American dish. A selection of cocktails, wines, and beers will also be served at this crowd-pleasing tasting party.

 

Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 P.M. 
Bern's at the Beard House: Bern’s, Rare and Well Done
For years epicureans across the country have known and loved Bern’s Steak House, home to the world’s largest wine collection and top-notch steak. Now they’re getting to know the team’s fleet of new concepts, which include a wine bar, a pastry shop, and a... Read more >

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Expo Milano: Join the American Chef Rally in July

The future USA Pavilion at Expo Milano

 

Calling all chefs: are you interested in participating in the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, the largest global gathering about food in history? The pavilion's theme is American Food 2.0, and since chefs have had a large part in shaping the evolution of food in America, we're giving them a special place in the festivities.

 

If you're a chef who would like to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime occasion, be sure to mark your calendars for the American Chef Rally at the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano on July 21, 2015. We're inviting chefs from across the country to meet us in Milan for a special day to celebrate their role in influencing American cuisine. We're in the process of creating some exclusive programming just for these attendees, such as private USA Pavilion tours and field trips to Milan-based artisans and producers.

 

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On the Menu: Week of February 23

 

Here's what's coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:

 

Monday, February 23, 7:00 P.M.
Belgian Chic
Former Top Chef contestant Bart Vandaele is the recipient of the prestigious Mastercook of Belgium award and owner of the popular Belga Café and the contemporary B Too, where he delights diners with his creative takes on the elegant cuisine of his homeland.

 

Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 P.M.
Palladio: 15 Years of Food and Wine
Located in the rolling hills near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Palladio at Barboursville Vineyards has been one of the finest Italian restaurants in the U.S. since its opening 15 years ago. To celebrate this anniversary, the chefs and winemaker have designed a memorable milestone menu.

 

Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 P.M.... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of February 16

 

Here's what's coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:

 

Tuesday, February 17, 7:00 P.M.
Delmonico's Does Mardi Gras!
A New York institution for over 175 years, Delmonico’s keeps diners coming back again and again thanks to chef Billy Oliva, who injects his own flair into the restaurant’s classic menu. Inspired by Mardi Gras, Oliva has created this one-night-only, New Orleans–meets–Delmonico’s feast.

 

Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 P.M.
Eye on Atlanta
Drew Van Leuvan worked under some of the world’s best chefs—including Jean-Louis Palladin, Wylie Dufresne, and Joel Antunes—before opening Seven Lamps in Atlanta’s bustling Buckhead neighborhood. Join this chef-on-the-rise as he comes to the Beard House to prepare his style of satisfying craft cuisine.

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Carla Hall Named Honoree of the James Beard Foundation’s 2015 Chefs & Champagne®

 

The James Beard Foundation is pleased to announce the honoree for this summer’s Chefs & Champagne: celebrated TV personality, chef, and cookbook author Carla Hall. The Chew co-host will join us for an evening of delectable dishes and brilliant bubbly at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons on Saturday, July 25.

 

Hall currently co-hosts ABC’s wildly popular lifestyle series The Chew, alongside JBF Award winners Mario Batali and Michael Symon, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly, and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz. She is best known as a competitor on Bravo’s Top Chef, where she made a name for herself with her philosophy of always cooking with love and her catch phrase “Hootie Hoo!” Hall currently owns Carla Hall Petite Cookies, an artisan cookie company, is the author of two cookbooks, Carla’s Comfort Food and Cooking with Love, and is developing a fast-casual New York City restaurant, Carla Hall’s... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of February 9

 

Here's what's coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:

 

Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 P.M.
True Tuscan Soul
Take your taste buds to Tuscany with this exquisite dinner from Francesco Bracali and Leonardo Bellacini of the historic San Felice vineyard and medieval hamlet in the heart of Siena. Indulge your wanderlust without spending a cent on airfare and join us for a meal brimming with the bountiful flavors and aromas of the Italian countryside.

 

Wednesday, February 11, 12:00 P.M.
Beard on Books: The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites
From graham crackers to McDonald’s fries, America has long lived up to the idiom, “you are what you eat.” In her new work, The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites, historian and food scholar Libby H. O’Connell uses iconic... Read more >

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JBF is Coming to a Town Near You!

 

 

Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 P.M.
Celebrity Chef Tour / Napa, CA

The Pear Southern Bistro
720 Main Street

For reservations or more information, please call 503.864.4600 or visit jamesbeard.org/celebrity-chef-tour.

 

Thursday, March 12, 6:30 P.M.
Celebrity Chef Tour / Los Angeles

L.A. Hotel Downtown
333 South Figueroa Street

For reservations or more information, please call 212.617.1133 or visit jamesbeard.org/celebrity-chef-tour.

 

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Our Favorite Beard House Dishes in January

Chef Josh Boeckleman in the Beard House kitchen

 

 

At the Beard House, 2015 arrived full of promise, bringing us delicious, thought-provoking flavors from Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Kansas City, Missouri. Here are our editors' favorite dishes from January. 

 

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Périgord Black Truffles with Farm Egg, Farro Verde, and Sunchokes

 

Périgord Black Truffles with Farm Egg, Farro Verde, and Sunchokes / The New Classic

 

Layers of umami-packed, freshly shaved black truffles? Check. Luxurious egg yolk? Trendy grain with an ancient pedigree? Perfect balance of texture and flavor? Check, check, and check. Just one look at the menu description of this... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of February 2

 

Here's what's coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:

 

Monday, February 2, 7:00 P.M.
The Mighty Virginia Shack
Dubbed “the Incredible Restaurant that Nobody Knows About” by Josh Ozersky, the Shack—a tiny, 16-seat phenomenon—is run by pedigreed chef and JBF Award semifinalist Ian Boden. The chef’s ambitious tasting menu is usually served on weekends only, but he’s bending the rules for this not-to-be-missed Beard House event.

 

Tuesday, February 3, 7:00 P.M.
Bottega: Italy to Spain with a Southern Accent
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to experience JBF Award winner Frank Stitt’s legendary cooking. A local-food pioneer and Southern culinary stalwart, Stitt brought exceptional, Italian-inflected cuisine to Alabama with the opening of Bottega in 1988.... Read more >

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Expo Milano: USA Pavilion Announces Dream Team of Chef Participants

USA Pavilion at Expo Milano

 

The word is out: the James Beard Foundation and the International Culinary Center are leading the conception and buildout of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, the first world’s fair to focus exclusively on food. Yesterday, over at the official USA Pavilion website, the planners announced the project's "dream team" of culinary talent, which includes Tom Colicchio, Barbara Lynch, Rick Bayless, David Chang, Naomi Pomeroy, and many others. The chefs, many of whom are JBF Award winners, will serve in a variety... Read more >

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