On the Menu: Week of August 11

A Reception at the James Beard House

 

Here's what's coming up at the James Beard House and beyond.

 

Monday, August 11, 7:00 P.M

Rustic Farmhouse Rendezvous 

Agricola has the farm-to-table playbook down pat: each day its affiliated Great Road Farm delivers just-plucked produce to the restaurant’s kitchen, where French Laundry alum Josh Thomsen transforms it into irresistible cuisine. Join us when Great Road’s Steve Tomlinson and chef Thomsen share a taste of their fruitful culinary partnership.

 

Tuesday, August 12, 7:00 P.M 

The Rich Table 

Evan and Sarah Rich met while working the line at the award-winning NYC restaurant Bouley before moving West to cook at San Francisco hot spots like Coi, Michael Mina, and Quince. Their combined wealth of experiences and talent have resulted in their own Rich Table, a 2013 JBF Award nominee for Best New Restaurant.

 

Wednesday, August 13, 12:00 P.M 

Enlightened Eaters

Immokalee, Florida, the tomato-growing capital of America, is also home to abysmal working conditions and extreme hardships of those laboring on the farms. Fair Tomatoes follows the Coalition of Immokalee Workers on their quest to obtain better conditions and rebuild their community, while addressing how we all can become more sustainable consumers.

 

Thursday, August 14, 7:00 P.M 

Bangkok or Bust! 

At his two Circles locations, chef and Thai native Alex Boonphaya offers a bill of fare that’s at once rooted in authentic traditions and playfully modern. The locals agree: Circles is perennially dubbed the “Best Thai Restaurant” in the city by Philadelphia Magazine.

 

Friday, August 15 to Saturday, August 16, 6:00 P.M to 10:00 P.M

Celebrity Chef Tour: Wailea, Maui, HI

For reservations or more information, please visit celebritycheftour.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or jmarshall@jamesbeard.org

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