On the Menu: Week of May 4

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Monday, May 5, 6:00 P.M. 
The 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards
The “Oscars of the food world” is getting louder! Our 2014 Awards theme, Sounds of the City, will celebrate the enduring relationship between music and food. From Nashville to New Orleans and Austin to Seattle, our lavish gala will highlight chefs from America’s favorite musical cities to create a delicious double bill of music and food. With JBF Award winner Ted Allen as the master of ceremonies and JBFAward winner and culinary icon Mario Batali leading the stellar team of chefs, this year’s event is sure to strike a high note.​

 

Wednesday, May 7, 12:00 noon
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On the Menu: Week of April 6

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Monday, April 7, 7:00 P.M. 

The Art of American Omakase

​At Scottsdale’s celebrated Posh restaurant, chef Joshua Hebert creates improvisational tasting menus inspired by the tradition of the Japanese omakase. In a collaborative dialogue with his diners, he riffs off a list of their personal culinary tastes to craft an exquisite, individually tailored, and spontaneous selection of modern American dishes.

 

Tuesday, April 8, 7:00 P.M. 

Spring Seafood and White Wine Celebration

Boston-area epicureans flock to Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar for its house-grown produce and artisanal ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. Join us in tasting chef Brendan Pelley’s stunning spring... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of March 16

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Tuesday, March 18, 7:00 P.M.
La Fiesta di San Giuseppe

Assuming you can’t make it to Sicily, the next-best place to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph is the Beard House, where we’ll be gathering the day before the beloved Italian holiday for an incredible, seafood-rich dinner prepared by acclaimed Atlanta-area chef Michael Bologna.

 

Wednesday, March 19, 12:00 noon 
Beard on Books
In A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker, author Lionel Vatinet shares an encyclopedic knowledge of bread, passed down from a long line of French artisan bakers, with detailed instructions and dozens of step-by-step photographs. Join us when Vatinet (whose career trajectory goes from an apprenticeship in France to the... Read more >

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The Bookshelf: The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook

Michael Anthony

 

Every year brings a fresh crop of dazzling, restaurant-driven cookbooks that renew our resolve to soar toward new technical heights in our home kitchens. But whether we actually reach those summits of thermal circulators and immaculate brunoise… well, that’s another story. This year’s batch included the eponymous title from New York City’s Gramercy Tavern, a restaurant anchored by a kitchen that’s never short on solid technique. But lightning-fast knife skills aside, JBF Award winner Michael Anthony says that The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook can actually make the leap from coffee table to kitchen counter. Intertwining two decades of the iconic restaurant's history with 125 seasonally inspired, contemporary American recipes, Anthony has crafted an invaluable resource for... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of January 19

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Wednesday, January 22, 12:00 noon

Beard on Books

Yes, Chef: A Memoir chronicles JBF Award winner Marcus Samuelsson’s incredible journey, from being orphaned in Ethiopia, to his adoption and childhood in Sweden, to his arrival in New York City, where his work at Aquavit earned him a coveted New York Times three-star rating at the tender age of 24. His career trajectory led him to White House dinners, reality show triumphs, and, ultimately, the opening of his acclaimed Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem, where he’s fulfilled his dream of creating a truly diverse, multicultural dining room.

 

Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 P.M.

Wine Country Enchantment

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On the Menu: Week of December 8

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Sunday, December 8, 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

The 12th Annual JBF Greens Holiday Party

Join the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) when we celebrate the holidays at our annual holiday party. Don’t miss this chance to explore our muse’s home and sample culinary delights from some of the city’s most exciting chefs. A selection of fine wines from the Seeker, cocktails by Junior Merino, and beers from Stella Artois will be served to keep everyone in good spirits. A goodie bag and heaps of holiday cheer are guaranteed. 

 

Monday, December 9, 7:00 P.M.

Winter Black Truffles

The intoxicating aroma of black truffles will perfume the air at this extravagant event. Diners will be... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of November 10

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Sunday, November 10, 5:30 P.M.

Kansas City, MO

The iconic American Restaurant will serve as the backdrop for our perennial Friends of James Beard Benefit in Kansas City. This year, host chef Michael Corvino has culled a formidable team of talent from both near and far to join forces for a stunning menu of contemporary American cuisine.

 

Monday, November 11, 7:00 P.M.

Chefs & Farmers Celebration

Kitchen dynamo Paula DaSilva helped open the renowned 3030 Ocean in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, over a decade ago and recently returned as the restaurant’s new executive chef. For this dinner, DaSilva has gathered a group of her talented colleagues to serve a fall-themed menu highlighting the... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of November 2

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Monday, November 11, 7:00 P.M.

Wild About Game

We know that the opportunity to work with exceptional ingredients makes chefs’ hearts race, so we’re giving them what they want. This one-of-a-kind Beard House dinner will feature some of the New York City area’s best chefs and a sumptuous fall menu of succulent game meats.

 

Wednesday, November 6, 12:00 P.M.

Enlightened Eaters

In the expanded edition of the wildly popular Clean Food, acclaimed chef Terry Walters demonstrates how beneficial a healthy diet can be through vegan and gluten-free dishes. Inspired, original recipes featuring wholesome and... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of August 4

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Monday, August 5, 7:00 P.M.

Momofuku Collective

It’s been nine years since Momofuku Noodle Bar opened, setting off a fuse of inspiration that led to the creation of David Chang’s eclectic empire. At this can’t-miss event, the chefs at the helm of each of Chang’s seminal New York restaurants will join us for a dynamic dinner representing Momofuku’s signature concepts.

 

Tuesday, August 6, 7:00 P.M.

Rustic Farmhouse Feast

Agricola has the farm-to-table philosophy down pat: each day its affiliated Great Road Farm delivers just-plucked produce to the restaurant’s kitchen, where French Laundry alum Josh Thomsen spins it into irresistible cuisine. Join us when Great Road’s... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of May 19

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Sunday, May 19, 12:00 noon

The Velvet Rope Brunch

Trying to get a reservation at one of the Crown Group’s über-hip restaurants can be an exercise in futility. But when celebrity-chef-about-town John DeLucie visits the Beard House with the chefs and partners from Bill’s Food & Drink, Crown, and the Lion, we’ll have a seat waiting for you.

 

Monday, May 20, 7:00 P.M.

The New Classic

Although Commerce is nestled in one of the West Village’s quietest nooks, it wasn’t long before word got out about past JBF Rising Star nominee Harold Moore’s instant-classic dishes like chicken for two and Heather Bortnem’s delicious housemade breads. This dinner will feature boutique selections... Read more >

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