On the Menu: Week of August 3

 

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

 

Monday, August 3, 7:00 P.M.

Modern Texan Elegance 

After coming up the ranks under the tutelage of culinary icons Marcus Samuelsson and Michael Mina, Dallas native Blaine Staniford returned to the Lone Star State to make a name for himself on his home turf. Now at the helm of Fort Worth’s acclaimed Grace, Staniford churns out inventive and modern American fare that’s firmly rooted in Texas terroir.

 

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

Baltimore Farm Fling

A fifth-generation family operation, Richardson Farms provides its in-demand produce to the best restaurants in Baltimore. At this special Beard House dinner, Charm City chefs and friends Cyrus Keefer and Winston Blick join farm chef Ben Simpkins to create a... Read more >

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Q & A with Curtis Duffy of JBF Award–Nominated Grace

Elena North-Kelly interviews Curtis Duffy of Chicago's Grace Restaurant

 

After coming up the ranks in some of Chicago's most prestigious kitchens, Curtis Duffy opened his own restaurant, Grace, to rave reviews. A 2013 nominee for Best New Restaurant, Grace attracts diners from all over the country who are seeking a taste of Duffy's thoughtful, sophisticated cuisine. In our interview below, he fills us in on his progressive approach to cooking, the dish that took years to come to fruition, and the unconventional tasting menu devoted almost entirely to flora.     

 

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JBF: Can you tell us a bit about the inspiration and philosophy behind Grace?

 

Curtis Duffy: My inspiration for Grace... Read more >

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