On the Menu: Week of May 12

Plating in the James Beard House kitchen

 

Here's what's on deck at the James Beard House:

 

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

Cocktail Tribute Dinner

On this day over two centuries ago, the first definition of “cocktail” appeared in print. Now that’s something we can drink to! Join our guest of honor, master mixologist Dale DeGroff, for this tribute to cocktails paired with delicious creations from chef Michael Lomonaco and his team from Center Bar at the Time Warner Center.

 

Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 P.M.

Feast of the Frankies

It was almost a decade ago that “the Franks,” Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, opened the charming Frankies 457 Spuntino on a sleepy Brooklyn block. They now preside over a collection of restaurants that includes Frankies 570 in the West Village, where chef Ryan Bartlow’s deceptively simple Italian dishes live up to the restaurant group’s considerable buzz.

 

Wednesday, May 15, 12:00 noon

Enlightened Eaters: Terry Hope Romero

In her new cookbook, Vegan Eats World: 300 International Recipes for Savoring the Planet, award-winning author Terry Hope Romero goes beyond tempeh and tofu to create dynamic recipes for maintaining a healthy, international diet. Inspired by the diversity found in her own New York City neighborhood, Romero takes us on a worldwide culinary tour, seeking inspiration from every corner of the globe and proving that vegan meals need not be bland or uninspired.

 

Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 P.M.

Napa Ranch Adventure

Home to delicate olive oils, grass-fed beef, immaculate produce, and a winery, Long Meadow Ranch is a one-stop destination for the quintessential Napa experience. This dinner celebrates the best the ranch has to offer, including the on-site Farmstead restaurant’s new chef, Stephen Barber, and the head of its winery, Chris Hall.

 

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 P.M.

Foraged Flavor

Ever since Tama Matsuoka Wong brought her foraged finds to the kitchen at Daniel, she and executive chef Eddy Leroux have shared a special partnership. Their collaboration eventually led to a how-to book on gathering wild edibles called Foraged Flavor, which will serve as the inspiration for this event’s menu.

 

Friday, May 17, 7:00 P.M.

Modern Maine Farmhouse

Following the popular series of “secret suppers” that she ran from her quaint Maine apartment, Erin French pursued her dream of opening her own restaurant. Housed in a historic former bank building, the Lost Kitchen is garnering widespread acclaim for rustic, artful, farm-to-table fare that’s truly at the forefront of the locavore movement.

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