On the Menu: Week of September 22

Upcoming events at the James Beard House

 

Here's what we're up to next week:

 

Monday, September 23, 7:00 P.M.

Back Bay Elegance

After an impressive seven-year run in the kitchen of L’Espalier and a turn at Noma, chef Alex Crabb has created one of Boston’s hottest spots, Asta, where he celebrates the bounty of New England’s agrarian renaissance with an ingredient-driven approach and whimsical presentations.

 

Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 P.M.

From the Farm

As a protégé of industry icons Daniel Boulud, Marc Vetri, José Andrés, and Sean Brock, chef Matt McCallister came up the ranks with some serious street cred. But at his first solo venture, FT33, McCallister has received rave reviews based purely on his signature progressive technique and modern, farmers’ market–inspired fare.

 

Wednesday, September 25, 12:00 noon

Beard on Books: Mollie Katzen

In her new cookbook, Mollie Katzen reinvents the repertoire of vegetarian cuisine, unveiling a collection of beautiful, healthful, and unfussy dishes. Illustrated with vibrant photographs and original watercolors by the author herself, and overflowing with helpful tips and advice, The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes For a New Generation is an indispensable resource for vegetarian home cooks.

 

Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 P.M.

Spirit of Bourbon Street

After a decade working for the famed Brennan family, Juan Carlos Gonzalez is now leading their latest expansion by blending his Puerto Rican heritage with the culture of his adopted city of New Orleans. His upscale take on Creole street food has landed SoBou a spot on Esquire magazine’s Best New Restaurants of 2012.

 

Thursday, September 26, 7:00 P.M.

Rustic Gem

With a chef who honed his skills at New York City mainstays Prune and Blue Hill, it’s no surprise that Vinegar Hill House and Hillside have become two pillars of the Brooklyn restaurant renaissance. Join us when Brian Leth and his team visit the Beard House to share their celebrated approach to rustic, seasonal American cuisine. ​

 

Friday, September 27, 6:30 P.M.

James Beard Foundation's Taste America®: Washington, D.C.

Dubbed “Amici e Cucina” (Friends in the Kitchen), this special evening is part of James Beard Foundation's Taste America®, a cross-country food festival. Learn more.

 

Friday, September 27, 7:00 P.M.

Vancouver Visionary

This is one not to miss: Vancouver star chef David Hawksworth is bringing his exceptional, forward-thinking Canadian cuisine to the Beard House. The locavore pioneer, who trained with Michelin-starred chefs like Marco Pierre White and Raymond Blanc, rose to prominence at Vancouver’s West before opening his critically applauded eponymous restaurant.

 

Saturday, September 28, 8:00 P.M.

James Beard Foundation's Taste America: Las Vegas

Featuring a featuring a walk-around tasting gala around the Mirage hotel's main pool, this special evening is part of James Beard Foundation's Taste America®, a cross-country food festival. Learn more.

 

Saturday, September 28, 7:00 P.M.

Oregon Heirloom

An alum of iconic restaurants like Lespinasse in New York and La Cachette in Los Angeles, seasoned chef Michael Stanton is now at the helm at Portland’s Heathman Restaurant & Bar, where he serves French-inflected American cuisine with his signature finesse. For this dinner Stanton has designed a menu that will highlight Oregon's bounty.

 

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