On the Menu: Week of February 23

 

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

 

Monday, February 23, 7:00 P.M.
Belgian Chic
Former Top Chef contestant Bart Vandaele is the recipient of the prestigious Mastercook of Belgium award and owner of the popular Belga Café and the contemporary B Too, where he delights diners with his creative takes on the elegant cuisine of his homeland.

 

Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 P.M.
Palladio: 15 Years of Food and Wine
Located in the rolling hills near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Palladio at Barboursville Vineyards has been one of the finest Italian restaurants in the U.S. since its opening 15 years ago. To celebrate this anniversary, the chefs and winemaker have designed a memorable milestone menu.

 

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On the Menu: Week of February 16

 

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

 

Tuesday, February 17, 7:00 P.M.
Delmonico's Does Mardi Gras!
A New York institution for over 175 years, Delmonico’s keeps diners coming back again and again thanks to chef Billy Oliva, who injects his own flair into the restaurant’s classic menu. Inspired by Mardi Gras, Oliva has created this one-night-only, New Orleans–meets–Delmonico’s feast.

 

Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 P.M.
Eye on Atlanta
Drew Van Leuvan worked under some of the world’s best chefs—including Jean-Louis Palladin, Wylie Dufresne, and Joel Antunes—before opening Seven Lamps in Atlanta’s bustling Buckhead neighborhood. Join this chef-on-the-rise as he comes to the Beard House to prepare his style of satisfying craft cuisine.

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On the Menu: Week of February 9

 

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

 

Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 P.M.
True Tuscan Soul
Take your taste buds to Tuscany with this exquisite dinner from Francesco Bracali and Leonardo Bellacini of the historic San Felice vineyard and medieval hamlet in the heart of Siena. Indulge your wanderlust without spending a cent on airfare and join us for a meal brimming with the bountiful flavors and aromas of the Italian countryside.

 

Wednesday, February 11, 12:00 P.M.
Beard on Books: The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites
From graham crackers to McDonald’s fries, America has long lived up to the idiom, “you are what you eat.” In her new work, The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites, historian and food scholar Libby H. O’Connell uses iconic... Read more >

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Eye Candy: Aperol Spritzes

aperol spritzes

 

Gabe and Katherine Thompson’s intimate downtown restaurants offer discerning New York City diners soulful Italian cuisine with a modern spin. At their recent Beard House reprise, the powerhouse husband-and-wife team crafted a menu of sumptuous fare paired with exquisite wines and cocktails chosen by their talented partner and beverage director, Joe Campanale. Guests kicked off the spirited evening by sipping on Campanale's Aperol spritzes, pictured above. Light, refreshing, and elegant, it was the ideal aperitivo to stimulate the appetite before a luxurious Italian meal. 

 

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Our Favorite Beard House Dishes in January

Chef Josh Boeckleman in the Beard House kitchen

 

 

At the Beard House, 2015 arrived full of promise, bringing us delicious, thought-provoking flavors from Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Kansas City, Missouri. Here are our editors' favorite dishes from January. 

 

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Périgord Black Truffles with Farm Egg, Farro Verde, and Sunchokes

 

Périgord Black Truffles with Farm Egg, Farro Verde, and Sunchokes / The New Classic

 

Layers of umami-packed, freshly shaved black truffles? Check. Luxurious egg yolk? Trendy grain with an ancient pedigree? Perfect balance of texture and flavor? Check, check, and check. Just one look at the menu description of this... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of February 2

 

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

 

Monday, February 2, 7:00 P.M.
The Mighty Virginia Shack
Dubbed “the Incredible Restaurant that Nobody Knows About” by Josh Ozersky, the Shack—a tiny, 16-seat phenomenon—is run by pedigreed chef and JBF Award semifinalist Ian Boden. The chef’s ambitious tasting menu is usually served on weekends only, but he’s bending the rules for this not-to-be-missed Beard House event.

 

Tuesday, February 3, 7:00 P.M.
Bottega: Italy to Spain with a Southern Accent
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to experience JBF Award winner Frank Stitt’s legendary cooking. A local-food pioneer and Southern culinary stalwart, Stitt brought exceptional, Italian-inflected cuisine to Alabama with the opening of Bottega in 1988.... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of January 26

 

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

 

Monday, January 26, 7:00 P.M.
The Butcher and The Chef
As a young apprentice butcher at Jefferson Market, Salvatore Petruso delivered meats to James Beard at the icon’s Greenwich Village townhouse. Now at the helm of Westwood Prime Meats, Petruso is teaming up with chef John Vitale of Tuscan-inspired Caffe Anello for an evening that will showcase some of Beard’s butcher-shop favorites.

 

Tuesday, January 27, 7:00 P.M.
New York Meets Copenhagen
At Noho hot spot Acme, well-heeled urban locavores clamor for a reservation to sample Noma co-founder Mads Refslund’s world-renowned Nordic fare. For this can’t-miss Beard House event, the Danish chef will bring his farm-to-table, hyper seasonal ethos to our diners with a winter menu... Read more >

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JBF in the News: Izabela Wojcik on WABC-TV New York

 

On Sunday our own Izabela Wojcik appeared on WABC-TV's Eyewitness News Sunday to talk about the Beard House and our guest chef dinner series. Wojcik, who has served as JBF's director of House programming since 2002, was joined by chef Josh Boeckelman, who represented his New Orleans–based restaurant, Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar, at the House last Friday. The guests and anchor Rob Nelson discussed a few of the dishes from Boeckelman's Beard House menu, including smoked trout rillettes, red snapper crudo, and a deconstructed crawfish boil.

 

More than 250 dining events are held at the James Beard House each year, with dinners taking place almost every night of the week. See our complete Beard House events calendar

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On the Menu: Week of January 19

 

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

 

Tuesday, January 20, 6:00 P.M.
Friends of James Beard Benefit  Dinner: NYC
Indulge in an evening of food, drinks, and music throughout all three floors of SD26! From pizza in the prep kitchen to salumeria in the bar and lounge or never-ending fresh pasta in the dining room, it will be a celebration to remember.

 

Wednesday, January 21, 7:00 P.M.
Enlightened Eaters: What the Fork Are You Eating?
With grocery store aisles overflowing with products claiming to be “low-fat,” “gluten-free,” or “natural,” it can seem almost impossible to know what’s actually good for you. That’s where certified chef and nutritionist Stefanie Sacks comes in with her new book, What the Fork Are You Eating?, a straightforward blueprint on how to shop... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of January 12

 

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

 

Monday, January 12, 7:00 P.M.
Eating the African Diaspora
One of the country’s hottest of-the-moment dining experiences, the Cecil is riding into the New Year on a wave of adoration, having just been crowned Esquire magazine’s restaurant of the year for 2014. Created by chef/owner Alexander Smalls and rising culinary talent JJ Johnson, the Harlem brasserie’s exciting menu uses African inspiration to create a global table.

 

Tuesday, January 13, 7:00 P.M.
Winter's Expression of Maine
Cooking exclusively with ingredients from Maine, where blizzards can strike from October to April, is no easy feat. But chef David Levi, who trained at the imaginatively resourceful Noma and Fäviken, has crafted a vibrant and... Read more >

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