On the Menu: Week of April 6

Photo by Ken Goodman

 

Here's what's on the Beard House calendar this week:

 

Monday, April 7, 7:00 P.M. 

The Art of American Omakase

​At Scottsdale’s celebrated Posh restaurant, chef Joshua Hebert creates improvisational tasting menus inspired by the tradition of the Japanese omakase. In a collaborative dialogue with his diners, he riffs off a list of their personal culinary tastes to craft an exquisite, individually tailored, and spontaneous selection of modern American dishes.

 

Tuesday, April 8, 7:00 P.M. 

Spring Seafood and White Wine Celebration

Boston-area epicureans flock to Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar for its house-grown produce and artisanal ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. Join us in tasting chef Brendan Pelley’s stunning spring menu of succulent New England seafood and crisp white wine pairings from around the globe.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 12:00 noon

Beard on Books

In Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way, co-author Maureen B. Fant transmits her encyclopedic knowledge of Italian cuisine and history into an indispensable resource for all pasta lovers. The book offers recipes for authentic sauces and the traditional noodle shapes that go with them, as well as tips and lessons for keeping pasta the way Italy intended.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Chicago 

Join us in supporting the JBF Scholarship Program at this Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner, to be held at Heaven on Seven. Along with three other esteemed chefs, host chef Jimmy Bannos, Sr. will deliver a delectable spread that celebrates modern cuisine at its finest.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 7:00 P.M.

Spirit of the Southwest 

Named after the symbol of the Pueblo people, the Corn Maiden is the flagship fine-dining concept at New Mexico’s luxurious Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. Join us at the Beard House when talented chefs Eric Stumpf and Cheryl Scantlebury prepare a tantalizing tribute to the authentic flavors of the Southwest.

 

Thursday, April 10, 7:00 P.M.

Spring Is in the Air

Something special happens when a talented group of chefs joins forces in the kitchen. Don’t miss this creative collaboration: a celebration of spring’s arrival in the Northeast with a festive feast prepared by incredible local chefs who will be working together on each course.

 

Friday, April 11, 7:00 P.M.

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration

Each spring the people of Thailand mark the beginning of the New Year by celebrating Songkran, an elaborate tradition named for the Sanskrit word meaning “passing” or “approaching.” To fête the occasion, we’ve enlisted a dynamic group of Thai talent to collaborate on a festive menu, which will be paired with modern cocktails.

 

Saturday, April 12, 7:00 P.M.

D.C. Chef to Watch

Marjorie Meek-Bradley can count more than one JBF Award winner among her mentors (hint: they include Thomas Keller, José Andrés, and Marcus Samuelsson), so it’s no surprise that she’s making waves at Ripple, a long-time neighborhood favorite, and also has the hotly anticipated Roofers Union on the way.

 

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