On the Menu: Week of February 1

 

Here’s what’s coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:


Monday, February 1, 7:00 P.M.

Splash of Winter Rosé

Oenophiles associate rosé with summertime sipping, but Café ArtScience’s Patrick Campbell and Renae Connolly are out to prove that this delicate wine also shines in wintertime. True to the restaurant’s creative philosophy, they’ll treat Beard House guests to a boundary-pushing meal where innovation meets fine dining.

 

Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 P.M.

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On the Menu: Week of January 25

 

Here’s what’s coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:


Monday, January 25, 7:00 P.M.

Vibrant Mexican

After working for JBF Award winners Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier at their acclaimed restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine, David Vargas relocated to New Hampshire to open his own eatery, the charming Vida Cantina, where he serves a vibrant Mexican menu inspired by his family’s heritage.

 

Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 P.M.

Deep Southern Fare

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On the Menu: Week of January 18

 

Here’s what’s coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:


Wednesday, January 20, 7:00 P.M.

Soul of Winter

Landlocked Montclair and coastal Dover couldn’t seem more different, but for chefs and friends Bryan Gregg and Evan Hennessey, a Beard House collaboration is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the bounty of land and sea. Join us as they showcase their shared hyper-seasonal ethos in a regionally inspired surf-and-turf feast.

 

Thursday, January 21, 7:00 P.M.

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Video: Powerhouse Women Chefs at the Beard House

 

From Julia Child to M.F.K. Fisher, James Beard spent much of his life advocating for the place of women in the culinary landscape of the United States. Here at the James Beard Foundation, we strive to carry on this legacy through the Beard Awards, our Women in Culinary Leadership Program, and of course, by letting talent speak for itself in the Beard House kitchen. This summer, a formidable team of female chefs from across the Northeast collaborated on a sumptuous menu celebrating the best of the season's savory and sweet offerings. Watch the video above to get their perspectives on the tribulations and triumphs of being a woman on the line, how they plan to continue using their passion and techniques, and more.

 

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Why Beard House Chef Michael Fiorelli Wants to Have Dinner With Eric Ripert

Photo by Andrea Bricco

 

As the driving force behind his Manhattan Beach–based restaurant, Love & Salt, chef Michael Fiorelli exudes California cool with respectable seriousness when it comes to cooking classic Italian cuisine. Fiorelli was in New York City last month for his James Beard dinner, and we chatted with the acclaimed chef about his favorite restaurant in the city, what he thinks the Big Apple is missing, and why he wants to grab dinner with Eric Ripert... Read more >

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Share Your Favorite Fall Dishes and Win Dinner at the Beard House

 

Although we have mixed feelings about the darker, colder days that autumn brings, we feel unanimously ecstatic about what it means for our cooking repertoire. During our strolls through early fall farmers' markets, we've spotted heartwarming produce like pumpkins, butternut squash, leeks, fennel, chicory, baby Brussels sprouts, and much more. It's time to crank up the oven and lean in to the urge to hibernate with good food and strong drinks. And if you're anything like us, you'll be 'gramming the fruits of your labor—so why not parlay those photos into a dinner on us?

 

Share your favorite fall dishes with us, and you could win dinner for two at the Beard House! Here's how:

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Throwback Thursday: A Taste of Justice at the Beard House

 

The Beard House kitchen has played host to a panoply of culinary titans over the years, but on very rare occasions a guest upstairs will rival the star power cooking below. This Throwback Thursday, we’re looking back on one such evening, this past July 15, when Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court (and longtime JBF member) joined us in the dining room, only a few short weeks after the groundbreaking ruling which legalized gay marriage across the country. JBF Award winner Ted Allen and his husband Barry Rice were also on hand that night, and Allen noted the breadth of James Beard’s legacy on display that evening: “We were shocked and delighted, two weeks after the marriage equality ruling, that not only was Justice Sotomayor attending the Ristorante Rafele dinner at the Beard House—she was seated at our table. We enjoyed a whole evening—and a delicious dinner—with her. And when I thanked her for... Read more >

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Share Your Last Tastes of Summer and Win Dinner at the Beard House

 

As the bittersweet end to our glorious summer days closes in on us, we thought we'd kick off the holiday weekend by savoring the last delicious bites of the season. Share your final tastes of summer with us between now and the autumn equinox​ (September 23), and you could win dinner for two at the Beard House! Here's how:

 
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The Southern Food New York Needs, According to Chef Matthew Bell

 

Southern-inspired fare is all the rage in New York City these days, but Matthew Bell, the chef at South on Main in Little Rock, Arkansas, will bring his interpretation to a special dinner at the James Beard House tonightWe caught up with the chef to learn where he eats on every visit to the big Apple, who he wants to grab dinner with while he's in town, and what Southern food he thinks NYC needs.

 

What is your favorite place to eat in New York, and what do you order there?
Matthew Bell: I only get to New York every so often from Little Rock so I always like to try new places—or classics I have never been to. The one place that seems to get me every time I am in town is... Read more >

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Reel Food: Behind the Scenes at the Beard House with the Berkshires' Nicholas Moulton and Daire Rooney

 

Long before farm-to-table was a food culture buzzword, the Berkshires were renowned as a treasure trove of producers and farmers. The region’s restaurants continue to benefit from this legacy, including local hotspots Allium and Mezze. At their recent Beard House dinner, Mezze's Nicholas Moulton and Allium’s Daire Rooney brought the Berkshires to Manhattan, highlighting the delicate and delectable fare of the area’s first thaw. Diners were introduced to the region’s vast bounty through a locally-sourced menu that ranged from bread to pheasant to local cheese. Watch the video above to go behind the scenes at the dinner, learn how a seasonal restaurant copes in the winter, and discover the surprising link between chefs, tattoos, and produce.

 

 

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