On the Menu: March 20 through March 26

Walking up the Beard House back stairs Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Sunday, March 20, 5:30 P.M. James Beard in Oregon It’s no accident that we’ve chosen Jim Beard’s birthplace as the site of our 2011 JBF Awards Nominee Announcement. Guests at this spectacular dinner will be treated to a meal prepared by the best chefs in Portland, Oregon, many of them past JBF Award winners themselves. Monday, March 21, 7:00 P.M. Simplicity Refined A culinary wünderkind whose résumé includes stints with Charlie Trotter and at Michelin-starred restaurants in his native Austria, Markus Glocker now helms Gordon Ramsay at the London,

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On the Menu: Luxury Beach Escape

Michael Reardon Shutters on the Beach has been captivating visitors for almost two decades with its intoxicating combination of casual elegance, breathtaking locale, and a see-and-be-seen vibe. But it’s chef Michael Reardon’s Mediterranean-inspired, market-driven, upscale beach fare that keeps discerning diners coming back for more. You can still get a seat at chef Reardon's Beard House dinner, which kicks off at 7:00 tomorrow night. If you're tempted by the menu below, click here to make your reservation. Hors d’Oeuvre Grilled Littleneck Clam and Chorizo Skewers Grass-Fed Beef Tartare with Yukon Gold Potato Chips and American Caviar Santa Barbara Uni Crostini with Umbrian Oil and Sea Salt Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Dehydrated Grapes, Saba, and Pignoli Pairing:Graham Beck Gamekeeper's Reserve

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Eye Candy: Resto Burgers

Resto burgers At our annual Burger Bash, New York chefs put their spin on one of America's favorite foods. Resto chef Bobby Hellen combined beef cheek and aged strip for his patties, then topped them with grilled pickled red onions and Pyrenees Brebis cheese. It was all sandwiched between potato buns and crowned with tête de cochon croquettes. See more photos from the Burger Bash here.

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On the Menu: The Madison Club

Daniel Fox and Jason Veal Although it boasts more than 100 years of history, the Madison Club is anything but old-fashioned, thanks to its talented chefs. Daniel Fox and Jason Veal bring a passion for locavore practices and handcrafted artisanal products to this historical venue. You can get a taste of the duo's Wisconsin-focused cuisine at tomorrow night's Beard House dinner. Check out the menu below and click here to reserve your seat. Hors d’Oeuvre Crispy Pork Belly with Star Anise–Crusted Nairagi, Pineapple–Kumquat Marmalade, and Verjus Reduction Petit Great Lakes Fish Fry Housemade Wisconsin Cheddar Bratwursts

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On the Menu: Columbia Valley Terroir

James John Cafe Portland’s James John Cafe has developed a cult following for its simple bistro cuisine, which proudly features the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Chef/owner duo Suzanne Bozarth and Aaron Solley will bring their talents to the Beard House tomorrow night with a menu that will pair perfectly with the terroir-driven boutique wines of the Grande Dalles. Have a look at the menu below, and click here to make reservations. Hors d’Oeuvre Smoked Cod with Horseradish Cream Nettle Soup Shooters Leeks and Bacon on Croutons Pork Rillettes (Get the

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On the Menu: Lincoln

Jonathan Benno For New York City–based food lovers, one of last year's biggest openings was Jonathan Benno’s long awaited restaurant, Lincoln. Now we're only days away from one of this season's most anticipated Beard House dinners, where the Thomas Keller protégé and former Per Se chef de cuisine will give us a taste of his meticulously crafted, contemporary Italian fare. Take a look at the menu below, and click here to learn more about Monday's event featuring Lincoln. Hors d’Oeuvre Olivas Ascolana > Stuffed and Fried Olives San Daniele Prosciutto–Wrapped Grissini Arancini Marinated Sardines with Roasted Peppers Taschino with Roasted Squash and Salvatore Bklyn Ricotta Pairing: Bisol Crede Prosecco di Valdobbiadene 2009 Dinner Beet, Endive, Radicchio

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Eye Candy: Valentine's Day Tea

Petits Fours Glacés At last Sunday's Valentine's Day tea, guests were treated to a wide selection of delicate savories and tempting sweets, such as these charming petit fours glacés. You can see a gallery of photos from the event here.

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Eye Candy: April Bloomfield's Beard House Dinner

pear and frangipane tart with prunt–armagnac ice cream When April Bloomfield presented her signature brand of rustic and bold European cuisine at the Beard House last month, her menu featured dishes like bacon-wrapped rabbit terrine, acquacotta (get the recipe!), and the above pear and frangipane tart, topped with a prune-armagnac ice cream. View more images from Bloomfield's event.

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On the Menu: Genuinely Delicious

Michael Schwartz With a 2010 JBF Award under his belt, acclaimed Miami chef Michael Schwartz is expanding his reach. He has taken his addictive style of American cooking on the road with a new Grand Cayman outpost of his universally lauded restaurant and the publication of a cookbook filled with his mouthwatering recipes. The next stop? Tomorrow night's Beard House dinner. Here's what's on the menu: Hors d’Oeuvre Homemade Organic Ricotta and Burnt Orange Marmalade Crostini Chicken Liver and Caramelized Onion Crostini Caponata and Pecorino Crostini Grouper Ceviche with Mango, Citrus, and Cilantro Crispy Sweet-and-Spicy Pork Belly with Kimchi and Crushed Peanuts Pairing: Betts & Scholl Eden Valley Riesling 2008 Dinner Snacks > Deviled Eggs; Crispy Hominy with Chile and Lime; and Pan-Fried Onion Dip with

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On the Menu: Valentine's Day

Eric Hara Lovebirds dining at the Beard House tonight will savor a romantic menu prepared by David Burke alum Eric Hara of the recently debuted 9 Restaurant. The chef’s playful yet elegant approach to classic American cuisine lets top-quality ingredients shine in simple dishes that please the eye as well as the palate. Have a look at the menu below, and find the full event details here. Hors d’Oeuvre Sea Urchin and Cauliflower Panna Cotta Tuna Tartare with Watermelon and Pickled Beech Mushrooms Lobster and Caviar Tacos Escargot Dumplings à la Antiboise Dinner Cured Fluke with Candied Olives and Yuzu Sautéed Foie Gras with Roasted Peach Pudding, Fingerling Potatoes, and Truffle Jus Poached Maine Lobster with Stewed Big Bean Cassoulet Braised Flatiron Steak with Potato Purée, Crayfish, and Crayfish Bordelaise 24-Karat Gold–Coated

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