On the Menu: Week of December 15

 

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

 

Monday, December 15, 7:00 P.M.
Black Truffle Fête
These days Matt Conroy is serving up expertly crafted bistro classics at Soho’s Little Prince, while Rogan Lechthaler presides over the Downtown Grocery in Ludlow, Vermont. But years ago the two worked in the kitchen at Verde in Stratton Mountain (Conroy was Lechthaler’s sous-chef). Join these two old friends as they collaborate on an elegant black truffle holiday menu.

 

Tuesday, December 16, 7:00 P.M.
Finger Lakes Holiday Dinner
The picturesque Finger Lakes region of New York State beckons travelers year-round with its distinctive natural beauty and award-winning wineries. For this holiday celebration, three talented chefs from some of the area’s most... Read more >

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Our Favorite Beard House Dishes in November

 

Adam Cooke in the Beard House kitchen

 

Last month our favorite Beard House dishes came from a Blackberry Farm alum, a Boston-based Rising Star nominee, and the team from Napa's legendary La Toque. Below, our editors' picks for the best of November.

 

 

Braised Local Pheasant Cavatelli with Sumac, Stone Fruits, and Mustard Green Gremolata

 

Braised Local Pheasant Cavatelli with Sumac, Stone Fruits, and Mustard Green Gremolata / Tuscany Meets Carolina

 

I was curious to check out this menu from Adam Cooke, who spent several years at the somewhat monastic kitchen of Blackberry Farm. Now executive chef at... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of December 8

 

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

 

Monday, December 8, 7:00 P.M.
Hot Nashville Roundup

When it comes to dining, Nashville has it all: serious ’cue, bona fide Southern specialities, and an endless flow of fine spirits. We’ve rounded up a crew that will show the Beard House why Music City is becoming one of the hottest food destinations in America.

 

Tuesday, December 9, 7:00 P.M.
Mediterranean Winter Feast
Fourth-generation chef and restaurateur Jimmy Bannos Jr. opened Chicago’s acclaimed wine-and-swine bar, the Purple Pig, to rave reviews at the tender age of 25. This winter, the 2014 JBF Rising Star Chef of the Year award winner will satiate eager Beard House diners... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of December 1

 

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

 

Tuesday, December 2, 7:00 P.M.
South America via Sedona 
Chef and restaurant owner Lisa Dahl is known for her finessed Italian cooking, but a recent trip to Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay inspired her to go in a whole new direction for her next venture. Guests at this dinner will be treated to a special preview of Mariposa, Dahl’s forthcoming and eagerly awaited South American restaurant.


Wednesday, December 3, 12:00 P.M.
Enlightened Eaters: Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet 
With the world population expected to hit nine billion in 2050, feeding the globe has become a top priority. Food columnist Sarah Elton tackles this problem head on in her latest work, Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet. Elton crosses three... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of November 24

 

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

 

Thursday, November 27, 6:00 P.M.
Thanksgiving Feast
In the spirit of Thanksgiving traditions, we’re thrilled to have this talented team of Art Institute chefs return to the Beard House for this always popular annual event. Join us for a festive holiday dinner that promises to be nothing short of a masterpiece.

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On the Menu: Week of November 17

 

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

 

Monday, November 17, 7:00 P.M.
Taste of Portugal
Portuguese native Rui Correia worked at some of New York City’s top kitchens, including Gotham Bar & Grill, Union Square Café, and Mesa Grill, before opening Douro, the Greenwich, Connecticut, restaurant where he is channeling his heritage and gaining widespread acclaim for his bold Portuguese–Mediterranean dishes.

 

Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 P.M.
London Calling
Perched on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower in London, Duck & Waffle boasts a setting spectacular enough to match wunderkind chef Daniel Doherty’s remarkable cuisine. The chef’s playful, modern take on British cookery has earned him universal renown and has placed his restaurant at the top of the U.K. food scene.... Read more >

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Eye Candy: Roasted Lamb Chops with Polenta and Smoked Chiles

Roasted Lamb Chops with Crunchy Polenta and Smoked Chiles

 

After honing his skills as Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s youngest-ever sous chef and Nougatine’s executive chef, Westchester native Beck Bolender has returned to his roots at the newly revamped One Twenty One, where he has rebooted the menu with an innovative, globe-spanning selection of small plates. At his recent Beard House dinnerBolender treated guests to a luxurious six-course tasting menu of his signature elegant fare—including this spectacular treat: roasted lamb chops with crunchy polenta and smoked chiles. This robust, juicy, stick-to-your-ribs dish emerged as favorite among Beard House diners and is sure to have Manhattanites hopping on the commuter rail to Westchester county for an encore feast.  

 

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On the Menu: Week of November 10

 

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

 

Monday, November 10, 7:00 P.M.
Tuscany Meets Carolina
The former chef at the renowned Barn at Blackberry Farm, Adam Cooke has brought his detailed and creative fare to Restaurant 17 at Hotel Domestique, nestled in the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains. The gorgeous setting inspires Cooke’s menu, which masterfully incorporates Tuscan influences in his modern, Southern-inflected dishes.

 

Tuesday, November 11, 6:00 P.M.
Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Philadelphia
Chef Al Paris has brought together a dynamic team of chefs to pay homage to Georges Perrier and his half-century tenure as one of Philadelphia’s most celebrated toques.

 

Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 P.M.
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Our Favorite Beard House Dishes in October

Justin Severino at the Beard House

 

Warming, hearty dishes were a recurring theme at the Beard House last month. Below, our editors' favorite bites from October.

 

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Ricotta with Caviar and Deep-Fried Croutons at the Beard House

 

Ricotta with Caviar and Deep-Fried Croutons / Philly Favorite 

 

"After coming up the ranks at Per Se and Jean Georges, it’s no wonder that Greg Vernick has generated substantial buzz for his work at Philadelphia’s Vernick Food & Drink. At his recent Beard House event, Vernick passed around dreamy, bite-sized pillows of warm ricotta piled high with caviar, chives, and deep-fried croutons. Almost... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of November 3

 

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

 

Monday, November 3, 6:30 P.M.
The From Scratch Sessions: Baking with One Girl Cookies
Join the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) and One Girl Cookies for the next workshop in our From Scratch Sessions Series. Join us for this intimate hands-on class taught by chef/owner Dave Crofton at One Girl Cookies’s Cobble Hill location. Greens members will get the chance to make One Girl Cookies’s famous Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and learn expert piping and baking tips, all while sipping wine and beer. Go home with the delectable fruits of your labor, along with recipes from the One Girl Cookies cookbook.

 

Monday, November 3, 7:00 P.M.
Wild About Game
Our annual game dinner features a thrilling fall menu—think duck... Read more >

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