On the Menu: Week of August 18

Upcoming events at the James Beard House

 

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

 

Sunday, August 18, 5:30 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: Sunday Supper Washington, D.C.

Join us for our second annual Sunday Supper at Union Market, where this year's festivities include the Good Food Awards cocktail reception and an intimate, family-style dinner prepared by eight renowned chefs in the newly re-opened Union Market. This event will benefit the James Beard Foundation and Good Food Awards Merchants Guild.

 

Monday, August 19, 7:00 P.M.

Modern Mediterranean

Inspired by the delicious simplicity of the dishes served in restaurants in Florence, former Top Chef contestant Fabio Viviani... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of August 11

Upcoming events at the James Beard House

 

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

Soulful Supper

In recent years, Philadelphia has emerged as one of the country’s most exciting food scenes, thanks in part to locavore favorite Supper, where Daniel alum Mitch Prensky creates his soulful American cuisine with a modern twist—sourced almost exclusively from the nearby Blue Elephant Farm.

 

Wednesday, August 14, 12:00 noon

Enlightened Eaters: Suzanne Landry

Known as the "Fresh Food Chef," author and educator Suzanne Landry joins us after the release of the second edition of her book, The Passionate Vegetable, to discuss how food choices drastically affect our quality of life. From her wealth of professional and personal... Read more >

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Announcing the Taste America Local Dish Challenge

The James Beard Foundation's Taste America Local Dish Challenge

 

Earlier this summer, we announced our upcoming Taste America Local Dish promotion, a national fundraiser for our educational programming and initiatives. Getting involved is easy: just visit a participating restaurant and order its official Local Dish. A dollar from every dish sold will be donated to JBF's Taste America Education Drive. 

 

But it doesn't stop there. We decided that Local Dish needed a little competitive spirit, so today we're unveiling the Taste America Local Dish Challenge. How it works: when you order a Local Dish at a participating restaurant, snap it on your phone and upload it to Instagram, tagging your image with #JBFTasteAmerica and a hashtag for your city. At the end of the two-month-... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of August 4

Chefs in the James Beard House kitchen

 

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Monday, August 5, 7:00 P.M.

Momofuku Collective

It’s been nine years since Momofuku Noodle Bar opened, setting off a fuse of inspiration that led to the creation of David Chang’s eclectic empire. At this can’t-miss event, the chefs at the helm of each of Chang’s seminal New York restaurants will join us for a dynamic dinner representing Momofuku’s signature concepts.

 

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

Rustic Farmhouse Feast

Agricola has the farm-to-table philosophy down pat: each day its affiliated Great Road Farm delivers just-plucked produce to the restaurant’s kitchen, where French Laundry alum Josh Thomsen spins it into irresistible cuisine. Join us when Great Road’s... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of July 28

Upcoming events at the James Beard House

 

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Monday, July 29, 7:00 P.M.

Vegetable Dégustation

Named after the Sanskrit word for “flavors,” Rasika always overdelivers on taste, thanks largely to multiple Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic award nominee Vikram Sunderam, whose talents have led Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema to declare that “the best Indian restaurant in the country is in our backyard.”

 

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

Spanish Wine Lovers' Dinner

Manuel Berganza earned two Michelin stars as the chef of Restaurant Sergi Arola Gastro in Madrid and got a taste of the American culinary scene at Grant Achatz’s award-winning Alinea in Chicago before heading to New York City to open Andanada, where New Yorkers are... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of July 21

Upcoming events at the James Beard House

 

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Tuesday, July 23, 7:00 P.M.

The Whimsical Kitchen

It’s no surprise that Dallas restaurant P|S became a culinary sensation after Najat Kaanache took the helm; the superstar chef had trained at Noma, Per Se, El Bullí, Alinea, and the French Laundry. With her keen eye for presentation and masterful ability to engage all the senses, Kaanache brings a playful twist to haute cuisine.

 

Wednesday, July 24, 7:00 P.M.

Italian, American, Fabulous

Experience two of Atlanta’s most sought-after restaurants in one artfully executed meal. At STG Trattoria and Bocado, Sean Telo and Adam Waller turn... Read more >

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Taste America Local Dish

This fall, participate in ‪#‎JBFTasteAmerica‬ by ordering a Taste America Local Dish at a restaurant near you!

 

Even if you don't live in one of the ten Taste America cities, you can still get involved with our cross-country food tour by ordering a Taste America Local Dish at a restaurant near you. Starting this fall, participating chefs will offer a special entrée on their menu that showcases the best of their local food scene. A dollar from every dish sold will be donated to JBF's Taste America Education Drive. 

 

Get more details and see a list of participating restaurants on the official Taste America website. Chefs can register their restaurants by filling out this form.... Read more >

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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

 

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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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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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On the Menu: Week of June 23

Upcoming events at the James Beard House

 

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Monday, June 24, 7:00 P.M.

Vegetable Barbecue

Owned by actor Richard Gere, the Bedford Post Inn has become a food lovers’ destination, known for the refined yet approachable cuisine proffered at the property’s renowned Farmhouse restaurant. Join chef Jeremy McMillan when he creates a spectacular vegetable-focused feast.

 

Thursday, June 27, 7:00 P.M.

Modern Japanese

Japanese-born Makoto Okuwa began an apprenticeship with a sushi master at the age of 15, a training that led to his later appointment as head sushi chef at Morimoto New York and Morimoto Philadelphia. Now at the helm of his namesake restaurant, Okuwa serves playful but exquisitely crafted cuisine that pays tribute to... Read more >

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