On the Menu: Week of January 6

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

 

Here's what's on deck at the James Beard House:

 

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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On the Menu: Week of December 16

Chefs assemble in the kitchen at the Beard House.

 

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

 

Friend of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Las Vegas

Monday, December 17, 5:30 P.M.

Join internationally renowned chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay and executive chef Kevin Hee for a spectacular five-course feast at this very special Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner. The much sought-after steakhouse will serve as the backdrop for this elegant Sin City affair.

 

Capital Christmas

Monday, December 17, 7:00 P.M.

In a city with no shortage of power dining spots, the Federalist sets itself apart with an incredible farm-to-table menu created by Bacchanalia and Vidalia alum Harper McClure, a spectacular cocktail menu, and a... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of December 9

Behind the scenes in the Beard House kitchen

 

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

 

The Ryland Inn Revisited

Monday, December 10, 7:00 P.M.

One of New Jersey's most storied restaurants, the Ryland Inn was once known for training some of the Garden State's top culinary talent. Shuttered for renovations, the renowned temple of fine dining recently reopened under the direction of talented chef Anthony Bucco, who is ready to start a new tradition of fine dining at the historic inn.

 

Beard on Books

Wednesday, December 12, 12:00 P.M.

Tap into the minds of world-renowned chefs with photographer Melanie Dunea’s book, My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals. The stunning collection of portraits, which... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of December 2

Wine glasses ready at the Beard House.

 

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

 

The 11th Annual Holiday Party

Sunday, December 2, 6:00 P.M.

Join the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) as we celebrate the holidays at our 11th Annual Holiday Party. Don't miss this chance to explore our muse's home and sample culinary delights from some of the city's most exciting chefs. A special scotch tasting by The Glenlivet, a selection of fine wines from Sequoia Grove Winery, and beers from Stella Artois will be served to keep everyone in good spirits. A goodie bag and heaps of holiday cheer are guaranteed.

 

Delmonico Decadence

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

Ever since its 1837 opening as America's first fine-dining restaurant,... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of November 25

Chefs assemble dishes in the James Beard House kitchen

 

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

 

25th Anniversary Spectacular 

Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 P.M.

What's better than celebrating JBF's anniversary at the Beard House? Doing so with Aquavit, New York's outstanding, Scandinavian-inspired restaurant, which also turns 25 this year. Come applaud the merry run our two establishments have had with a feast of traditional Nordic fare with modern touches.

 

Beard on Books: John Howie

Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 P.M.

In his book, Passion & Palate: Recipes for a Generous Table, chef/restaurateur John Howie shares colorful stories from his impressive career and over 240 delightful recipes from his empire of award-winning... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of November 18

Outside the James Beard House

 

Spanish Holiday Table

Monday, November 19, 7:00 P.M.

No discussion of the South's booming food scene is complete without mentioning Cúrate, the spirited Asheville-based tapas bar that's helmed by a married couple who also happen to be alumni of El Bulli. Join us for a taste of the team's interpretation of classic Spanish holiday fare.

 

Thanksgiving with a Southern Twist

Thursday, November 22, 6:00 P.M.

Leave the basters and the kitchen twine at home and join us at the Beard House for a Down South–inspired Thanksgiving feast. That renowned hospitality will be on display this Turkey Day when acclaimed chef Scott Varnedoe comes up North to show us exactly how they do it in Baton Rouge.

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On the Menu: Week of November 11

Behind the scenes in the Beard House kitchen

 

Fall Truffle Celebration

Monday, November 12, 7:00 P.M.

Mysterious, pungent white truffles are the most prized of all the truffle varieties: during the treasured tuber's brief fall season, it's wise to enjoy it as often as time (and one's wallet) allows. To celebrate the fleeting fungi, Baltimore-area celebrity chef Cindy Wolf will be joining us at the Beard House for a lavish, truffle-scented feast.

 

South Texas Coastal Catch

Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 P.M.

Karey Johnson is an expert on seafood, and not just because she has a lifetime of experience preparing it under her belt: she's also a firm advocate for sustainable fishing and farming. Join us for a taste of her robust coastal cooking, which will showcase the pristine... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of October 28

Wine glasses ready at the Beard House.

 

Friend of James Beard Benefit: Atlanta

Sunday, October 28, 5:30 P.M.

Our celebrated Sunday Supper series is returning to Atlanta for a third year of fabulous food and festivities. This year JBF Award winners and hosts Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison have culled a formidable group of the best and brightest chefs in the South to prepare an intimate, family-style feast.

 

Ohh La L'amour

Monday, October 29, 7:00 P.M.

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.

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On the Menu: Week of October 21

events at the James Beard House

 

Sweet and Savory Baker's Tea

Sunday, October 21, 4:00 P.M.

A taste of childhood is never far away at Flour Bakery + Cafe, where Joanne Chang and her team whip up batches of crowd-pleasing and nostalgic treats daily. Join us when this JBF nominee presents a spread of sweet and savory baked goods to enjoy with wine and Le Palais des Thés teas.

 

Friends of James Beard Benefit: Las Vegas

Sunday, October 21, 5:00 P.M.

Our exciting annual Sin City event brings together some of the area’s most talented chefs for an evening of modern, inspired, sophisticated, and luxurious high-voltage Vegas cuisine. This spectacular dinner benefits the Jean-Louis Palladin Professional Work/Study Grant and honors the late, great Jean-... Read more >

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25th Anniversary Special Offer: Entertain With Good Taste

The James Beard House Boardroom

Whether you're entertaining clients or hosting a special gathering, the JBF private boardroom is a memorable venue for parties of up to 12 guests. Located on the fourth floor of the Beard House, the boardroom is a posh and private setting in which to enjoy a multi-course dinner prepared by a renowned chef along with exceptional wine pairings.

 

To celebrate the newly completed renovation of the boardroom and to commemorate JBF's 25th Anniversary, we are offering the first 25 guests who book the private dining room a special gift certificate for dinner for two at the Beard House. Call 212.627.2308 to arrange your private event and be sure to mention the code JBF25 to receive this special offer.

 

To learn more about the boardroom visit jamesbeard.org/boardroom. View our full calendar of events at jamesbeard.org/... Read more >

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