On the Menu: January 30 through February 5

Walking up the Beard House back stairs Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Sunday, January 30, 12:00 P.M. Winter Harvest Brunch A standard-bearer for elevated comfort food, Buttermilk Channel has earned raves from critics and a local following devoted to the restaurant’s seasonal home-style cooking. Come see what all the fuss is about when chef Ryan Angulo brings his wildly popular brunch to the Beard House. Sunday, January 30, 12:00 P.M. Friends of James Beard Benefit: Tustin, CA Longtime Beard Foundation supporter Zov Karamardian will be joined by Food Network stars Michael Symon and Anne Burrell for this fantastic weekend benefit, which includes an extravagant dinner and exciting cooking demonstrations. Tuesday, February 1, 7:00 P.M

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Recipe: Dark Chocolate–Passion Fruit Tart

Megan Romano's recipe for Dark Chocolate Passion Fruit Tart, from the James Beard Foundation When Charlie Palmer's team claimed the Beard House kitchen earlier this month, Megan Romano and Jennifer Yee, who supervise sweets at Aureole's Las Vegas and New York locations, respectively, put out two technically impressive desserts. Romano contributed this towering tropical tart, joined by passion fruit semifreddo, passion fruit–tangerine sorbet, and tangerine gelée. If you're looking for a challenge, this is it. (Yee served a plum soup with green grape sorbet, horchata gelée, and rice cluster,

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Recipe: Chilled Plum Soup with Green Grape Sorbet, Horchata Gelée, and Crispy Rice Clusters

Recipe for Chilled Plum Soup with Green Grape Sorbet, Horchata Gelée, and Crispy Rice Clusters from the James Beard Foundation This striking plum soup from Aureole's Jennifer Yee showcases an array of contrasting flavors and textures. If you make the sorbet and gelée ahead of time, the dessert becomes a completely feasible finale for your next dinner party.

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On the Menu: September 12 through September 18

A view of the Beard house from the back patio. Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Sunday, September 12, 12:00 P.M. Best of Boston Brunch Beloved Boston chef Andy Husbands is famous for the raucous pajama brunches he serves at Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel, where his big-flavored, globally inspired plates can rouse even the sleepiest of diners. For this NYC rendition, Husbands’s adventurous American cuisine will be accompanied by wines from Miner Family Vineyards. Monday, September 13, 7:00 P.M. Celebrity Chef Tour: Toronto Host Celebrity Chefs Lynn Crawford and Lora Kirk Guest Celebrity Chef Jonathan Waxman Barbuto/ NYC Celebrity Chef Tour events are dinners that benefit the James Beard Foundation, in

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On the Menu: Aureole Celebration

Christopher Lee and Charlie PalmerJBF Award winners Christopher Lee and Charlie Palmer

With critically acclaimed restaurants from coast to coast, JBF Award winner Charlie Palmer is a culinary trendsetter and a renowned restaurateur. To celebrate the 20-plus years of his flagship restaurant, Aureole, chefs from both the East and West Coast outposts of Palmer’s beloved eatery will converge at the Beard House for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner. Here's what's on the menu: Hors d’Oeuvre Chilled Summer Corn Soup with American Caviar Spicy Ahi Tuna Cannelloni with Avocado and Mango Chutney Herb-Roasted Ham Croque Monsieur with Black Truffles and Frisée Salad Veal Agnolotti with Artichokes, Époisses, and Tomato Consommé Pairing: Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace Brut NV Dinner Chilled Alaskan King Crab with Heirloom Tomatoes, Watermelon, Basil, Aged Balsamic, and Green Peppercorn

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Eye Candy: Beard House

Strawberry soup Pastry chef Jennifer Yee of Aureole served this cold strawberry soup at the Beard House last Tuesday. To keep the sweetness in check, she included a scoop of tangy queso fresco ice cream and a teetering slab of ancho meringue. Take a look at more pictures from the meal, which also featured the cooking of JBF Award winner Chris Lee, Jason Dady, and Daniel Patino. August 25, 2009, The Beard House, NYC (Photo by Erin Gleeson)

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MemorEATS: Christopher Lee

"I was cooking dinner for my family and I forgot the garlic bread in the oven under the broiler. By the time I got to the oven, the bread was blazing and the only thing to do was to open the sliding door and throw a flaming sheet tray across my yard. I wrecked the oven, but the neighbors got a good show." –JBF Award Winner Christopher Lee, Aureole, NYC

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