On the Menu: Week of March 10

A scene from the James Beard House kitchen

 

Here's what's happening at the Beard House and beyond next week:

 

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

Ooh La l’Amour

​Nearly 20 years ago, Bernard and Sarah Bouissou found love in French cuisine—and with each other—while working at New York City’s legendary Le Cirque. Today the husband-and-wife team indulge their shared passion for French cuisine at their eponymous restaurant and wine bar.

 

Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 P.M.

From Scratch Sessions: Japanese Essentials

Acclaimed chef and cookbook author Tadashi Ono will teach us the finer points of making onigiri, Japan’s adorable rice-based snack food. Sake expert Timothy Sullivan will also be on hand to walk us through sake basics, including its production and various... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of February 24

Upcoming events at the James Beard House

 

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Sunday, February 24, 6:00 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: Tampa, FL

Join host chef Chad Johnson and a carefully culled group of his esteemed colleagues for a taste of Florida's finest talent at this special Friends of James Beard Benefit, where a delectable menu of seasonal, ingredient-driven New American cuisine will be served.

 

Monday, February 25, 7:00 P.M.

Treasures of Abruzzo

A charming, medieval city in Italy’s Abruzzo region, L’Aquila is known for a vibrant, rich cuisine crafted from humble ingredients. Joe Cicala, the executive chef at Le Virtù in Philadelphia and an alum of Del Posto and Roberto Donna’s Galileo, will showcase L’Aquila’s bold culinary tradition at this... Read more >

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Video: Peter Chang Returns to the James Beard House

Nearly three years after he was profiled in The New Yorker (subscription required), the famously itinerant Peter Chang seems to have gingerly set down roots. He splits his dinner shifts among three different Chinese restaurants in central Virginia, and though it's said that his exact location on any given night remains anybody's guess, we managed to pin him down for a celebration of the Year of the Snake at the James Beard House. You can watch a short video of Chang working in the kitchen below. A film from his 2012 event can be seen here.

 

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On the Menu: Week of February 17

Plating in the James Beard House kitchen

 

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Wednesday, February 20, 12:00 P.M.

Beard on Books: JBF Award Winner Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart

In their new cookbook, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking, JBF Award winner Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart celebrate the “mother cuisine of America,” offering their expert guidance on classic Southern cuisine and traditions. The heartfelt book transports the reader to a simpler time: when comforting, homemade food was an indispensable part of daily life.

 

Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 P.M.

Savoring New Mexico

One of the Southwest’s pioneering chefs, Mark Kiffin was a Santa Fe institution long before he reinvented the Compound, a historic... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of February 10

wine glasses at the James Beard House

 

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Sunday, February 10, 4:00

Valentine's Tea

Here at the Beard Foundation, we have a number of annual traditions. One of the most beloved is our Valentine’s Day tea, for which we enlist a group of all-star chefs and pastry chefs to prepare a harmonious selection of sweets and savories.

 

Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 P.M.

Mardi Gras Decadence

We’ve rounded up a team of New York chefs to bring you an indulgent taste of Mardi Gras. Join us for this spirited walk-around party featuring delicious bites and festive cocktails.

 

Thursday, February 14, 7:00

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On the Menu: Week of February 3

Guests in the backyard of the James Beard House

 

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Monday, February 4, 7:00 P.M.

Dreaming of Mexico

When Alex Stupak and his team opened Empellón Taqueria in NYC’s West Village, it was such an instant hit that they had to launch the more complex Empellón Cocina on the East Side. Now both restaurants are lauded among the city’s discerning diners for their vibrant, seductive interpretations of authentic Mexican flavors.

 

Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 P.M.

The Art of the Chef

Bostonians know that the Museum of Fine Arts offers more than just a world-renowned collection—the stately on-site restaurants attract epicureans as well as art lovers. Join us at the Beard House when chef Tim Partridge crafts an exquisite seasonal menu sure to... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of January 27

James Beard House Event

 

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Midwinter Brunch

Sunday, January 27, 12:00 P.M.

After stints working with Susur Lee, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, David Bouley, and Craig Shelton, chef Ian Kapitan has landed in Long Island City, where his rustic American nose-to-tail cooking—and housemade charcuterie, preserves, and pickles—is garnering rave reviews.

 

Inspired New England

Monday, January 28, 7:00 P.M.

An alum of Vermont’s Equinox, chef Tyler Anderson has brought his prodigious talent and imaginative vision to his first solo venture. At Millwright’s Restaurant and Tavern, Anderson treats diners to refined New England cuisine “that both dazzles and delights,” as per a rave review in the New York Times.... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of January 20

chefs in the James Beard House kitchen

 

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Friends of James Beard Benefit: Jackson: MS

Sunday, January 20, 7:00 P.M.

No discussion of the Southern culinary landscape is complete without a mention of Jackson, Mississippi, and its talented community of chefs. Join us in the historic capital of the Magnolia State for a special Friends of James Beard Benefit featuring some of the area’s most beloved cooks.

 

Black Truffle Celebration

Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 P.M.

Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime black truffle feast when James Beard Award–winning chef Adam Siegel returns to the Beard House to prepare the treasured tubers along with produce and lamb from Napa’s Somerston vineyards, which... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of January 13

Diners at the James Beard House

 

Here's what's happening at the Beard House and around the country next week:

 

Italian Wine and Game Dinner

Monday, January 14, 7:00 P.M.

Join us at the Beard House for a sumptuous winter dinner prepared by some of the most acclaimed maestros of Italian cuisine in the country. This seasonally driven menu will spotlight an array of tempting game meats and superb Italian wine pairings.

 

High-Voltage Cuisine

Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 P.M.

Though former Top Chef contender Bryan Voltaggio became a household name during his stint on the show, he has long been known as a force in the kitchen. The forward-thinking chef, who earned a 2010 JBF Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic nomination, will join us at the... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of January 6

a prep list on the wall in the James Beard House kitchen

 

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Monday, January 7, 7:00 P.M.

Upstairs/Downstairs at Downton Abbey

Will Lady Mary and Matthew finally marry? Will John Bates be exonerated? Downton Abbey fans can scarcely wait to have these questions answered when the new season premieres in January. To celebrate, this esteemed group of NYC chefs will serve a meal of both upstairs and downstairs cuisine inspired by the show.

 

Thursday, January 10, 7:00 P.M.

Aureole: Past, Present, and Future

Charlie Palmer was just 28 years old in 1988, the year he opened Aureole and blew diners away with his progressive American cuisine. The pioneering chef never looked back: today he runs 18... Read more >

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