On the Menu: Week of August 12

 

Here's what's on the deck at the Beard House and beyond:

 

Sunday, August 12, 5:30 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: Honolulu

In honor of Julia Child’s 100th birthday, the team at Honolulu’s Kahala Hotel & Resort will join forces with talented local chefs to prepare an elaborate French feast. Join JBF’s own Mitchell Davis at this benefit to revel in the stunning locale and properly fête the venerable culinary icon.

 

Monday, August 13, 7:00 P.M.

Sustainable and Artisanal

Experience seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine at its best when chef de cuisine Jon Vaast of Dressing Room joins us at the Beard House. Overseen by JBF Award winner and sustainable foods advocate Michel Nischan, the pioneering restaurant prides itself on its impeccably crafted, ingredient-driven menu.... Read more >

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JBF Food Conference to Examine “Trust” in America’s Food System

 

The James Beard Foundation will host the third annual James Beard Foundation Food Conference—“A Crisis in Confidence: Creating a Better, More Sustainable Food World We Can Trust”—at Hearst Tower in New York City on October 17 and 18. Co-hosted by Good Housekeeping, the Conference will bring together a diverse group of thought-leaders and stakeholders in the food system for a unique conversation about how consumers and companies establish and maintain trust, ways trust is broken and repaired, andtrustworthy solutions for the future of our food system.

 

For more details, including a list of topics and scheduled speakers, read the full press release.

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On the Menu: Week of August 5

 

Here's what's coming up at the Beard House:

 

Monday, August 6, 7:00 P.M.

Best of D.C.

Our nation’s capital is more than just a humming center of government: it’s also a hotbed of outstanding and diverse cuisine, as proven by this talented group of chefs and mixologists who have earned nominations for one of the city’s most coveted dining awards, the RAMMY.

 

Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 P.M.

Taste of Kentucky, Sweet and Savory

Esteemed Louisville chef S. Dean Corbett—along with his talented chefs de cuisine Sarah Leopold and Travis Rockwell (who are engaged to be married)—is coming to the Beard House to give us a taste of his hometown. The trio will be serving an exceptional modern American menu highlighting native Kentucky ingredients.... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of July 29

 

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

 

Monday, July 30, 7:00 P.M.

Fine Food, Wine, and Friendship

Enjoy an exceptional wine lovers’ dining experience when longtime friends join forces at the Beard House. Roy’s alum Jerry Weihbrecht of Zoës Steak & Seafood in Virginia Beach has crafted a menu of globally inflected American cuisine that will perfectly complement the boutique offerings of winemaker Ron Nicholsen of the prestigious Kelham Vineyards in Napa.

 

Tuesday, July 31, 7:00 P.M.

Taste of Grande Lakes

Set at the headwaters of the Everglades, Grande Lakes Orlando is one of Florida’s most sought-after destinations, offering guests an exquisite setting along with incomparable amenities. Experience a taste of this ultra chic getaway when the... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of July 22

chefs at James Beard House

 

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

 

Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 P.M.
Modern Italian
Touted as a “chef to watch” by Esquire, Enzo Fargione has garnered widespread acclaim for his modern Italian cuisine. At Elisir, his latest venture, the Turin-born chef lives up to his hands-on reputation with an observation deck and a live video feed of his masterful work in the kitchen.

 

Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 P.M.
Jody Adams’s Waterfront Gem
When James Beard Award winner Jody Adams tapped protégé Andrew Hebert to lead the kitchen of TRADE, her new restaurant in a revitalized waterfront neighborhood, he quickly proved to be the man for the job, dazzling diners with his mastery of bold, global flavors.

 

Thursday, July 26, 7... Read more >

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Plum TV Previews Chefs & Champagne® New York

 

A celebrity chef–studded lineup. Outstanding food. Flowing Champagne. A picturesque vineyard setting.

 

That's what's on the menu at this Saturday's Chefs & Champagne in the Hamptons. If you're still on the fence about attending, check out this preview of the event from our friends at Plum TV.

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On the Menu: Week of July 15

James Beard House Dinner

 

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

 

Monday, July 16, 7:00 P.M.
Lobster Dégustation
At the exclusive and legendary ‘21’ Club, a Prohibition-era speakeasy turned New York institution, John Greeley’s tenure as executive chef has spurred an epicurean renaissance. Don’t miss Greeley’s signature blend of classic flavors and New American flair at this lobster lovers’ dinner.

 

Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 P.M.
West Village Social
Once a bohemian mecca for artists, writers, and musicians, this historic and quaint neighborhood is now home to some of the most lauded restaurants in New York City’s culinary landscape. Guests at this walk-around tasting and cocktail party will indulge in a variety of the West Village’s most... Read more >

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JBF Holds Inaugural Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change

 

More than a dozen chefs from around the country, including Sean Brock, Michael Anthony, and Mike Isabella, gathered at the James Beard Award-nominated Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, this week for JBF's first Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change. The pilot program has been designed to provide chefs with the tools and support they require to become advocates for improving our food system. Activities included policy and media training by experts from Washington, D.C., a harvest from the sustainable garden and farms at Blackberry Farm, a collaborative dinner prepared by the participating chefs, issues education about the Farm Bill and antibiotic overuse in livestock, and strategic brainstorming about important and impactful next steps.

 

Read the full release here. 

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On the Menu: Week of July 8

 

Here's what we're up to at the Beard House and beyond next week:

 

Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 P.M.
Flavors of the Yucatán
With its expansive tequila selection and vibrant night scene, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar beckons Boston diners in search of authentic Mexican cooking with a whimsical twist. For his Beard House dinner debut, chef Brian Roche will craft a tantalizing menu devoted to the bright flavors of the Yucatán Peninsula.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 12:00 noon
Beard on Books: Tama Matsuoka Wong and Eddy Leroux
There are no better experts on combining foraging with haute cuisine than Tama Matsuoka Wong, the forager for Daniel Boulud's flagship restaurant, Daniel, and Eddy Leroux, the restaurant's chef du cuisine. In their seasonally organized field guide and... Read more >

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Greenhouse Gallery: Gerard Puvis's Wine Label Prints

 

A renowned artist who exhibits around the world, Gerard Puvis produces whimsical celebrations of wine. He first crafts sculptures from the neck foils of wine bottles, then creates prints that reference the original three-dimensional pieces. Many of his prints have appeared on French wine labels, completing the process at the origin of inspiration.

 

A selection of Puvis's prints that were commissioned by Napa Valley's Kelham Vineyards will be on display in our Greenhouse Gallery through August.

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