On the Menu: Week of March 9

Photo by Kent Miller

 

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

 

Monday, March 10, 7:00 P.M.

Coastal Maine Respite

Bound by a shared reverence for nature, JBF Award winner Ken Oringer and Justin Walker have joined forces at Earth at Hidden Pond to create simple yet innovative farm-to-fork fare. For this Beard House dinner, Walker will present a stunning menu overflowing with produce picked straight from the restaurant’s on-site organic farm.

 

Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 P.M.

Hudson Valley Majesty

Although Glenmere has been called every superlative from most romantic hideaway in the world to America’s hottest—and coolest—hotel, it’s the exquisite dining experiences created by Bouley, Boulud, and Ducasse alum Geoffroy Deconinck and pastry chef Taiesha Martin that have put this resort at the top of every luxury seeker’s must-visit list.

 

Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 P.M.

Celebrity Chef Tour: Danville, CA

The Celebrity Chef Tour began in 2004 as a way to bring the unique experience of dining at New York City’s historic James Beard House to cities around the country. At each Celebrity Chef Tour dinner, some of the nation’s top chefs come together to create a fantastic multiple course dinner. Like at the James Beard House, guests have the rare opportunity to interact with the participating chefs while enjoying the luxurious atmosphere of our nation’s finest restaurants. Each Celebrity Chef Tour meal is a work of artistry and craftsmanship that you won’t soon forget.

 

Wednesday, March 12, 7:00 P.M.

Berkshire Cure-All

How do devoted farm-to-table chefs cook local during the dreary days of March? By reaching into their fully stocked larder, of course. We’re thrilled to welcome back this talented group of Berkshire chefs, who have designed a spectacular menu to showcase the New England ingredients they skillfully preserved during the last harvest.

 

Thursday, March 13, 6:00 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Scottsdale, AZ

Join us in supporting the JBF Scholarship Program at this Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner, to be held at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Along with five other esteemed chefs, host chefs Chris Masco and Roberto Madrid will deliver a delectable spread that celebrates modern cuisine at its finest.

 

Thursday, March 13, 7:00 P.M.

Savoring Sacramento

With an ingredient-driven approach and dedication to utilizing seasonal harvests from local farms, chef Patrick Mulvaney serves up rustic yet elegant New American fare at his acclaimed Sacramento eateries. Join us at the Beard House for this delectable springtime spread that’s firmly rooted in the vibrant flavors of California terroir.

 

Friday, March 14, 12:00 noon

La Dolce Vita Luncheon

Named after the voluptuous village beauty in the Fellini film Amarcord, the cozy, inviting West Village restaurant Gradisca embraces the good life in both its ambience and indulgent cuisine. With Le Cirque alum John Creger at the helm, Gradisca captures authentic Italian flavors with a delightfully modern twist.

 

Saturday, March 15, 10:00 A.M. 

The JBF Biannual Cookbook Sale

Shop from over a thousand new and used cookbooks at bargain prices!

10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. 

(JBF members welcome at 9:30 A.M.; bring your membership card)

 

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