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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On the Menu: Week of September 30

Wine glasses ready at the Beard House.

 

Here's what's on the JBF calendar next week:

 

Sunday, September 30, 6:00 P.M.

Fourth Annual Brooklyn Cooks

We’re bringing the best of Brooklyn to the Beard House! Join us for a special multi-course menu prepared by chefs from the city’s most delicious borough. The Greens will offer an exclusive The Glenlivet scotch tasting during the reception.

 

Monday, October 1, 7:00 P.M.

Autumn Splendor

After a brief stint at the Encore in Las Vegas, husband-and-wife team Ryan and Kelleanne Jones returned to their native Connecticut to open the acclaimed Mill at 2t, where discerning locals can get a taste of the couple’s modern and ingredient-driven American cuisine.... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of September 23

Chefs assemble in the kitchen at the Beard House.

 

Here's what's on the JBF calendar next week:

 

Sunday, September 23, 12:00 noon

Let's Do Brunch!

Philadelphia diners flock to husband-and-wife duo Andrew and Kristin Wood’s Russet for their elegant, ingredient-focused fare—and on weekends, it’s tough to snag a seat for their deliciously rustic brunch. Set in a historic Rittenhouse Square townhouse, the intimate eatery offers a daily-changing menu of Italian- and French-inspired cuisine.

 

Monday, September 24, 7:00 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Philadelphia

Join host chef Jon Cichon and some of his esteemed colleagues at the renowned Philadelphia eatery Lacroix at the Rittenhouse for a very special Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner. To celebrate ten... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of September 16

guests at the James Beard House

 

Here's what's on next week's Beard House calendar:

 

Tuesday, September 18, 6:00 P.M.

Women in Culinary Leadership Dinner

The James Beard Foundation and Vermilion will host a thought-provoking panel discussion and five-course Indian-Latin fusion dinner to create awareness of the rarity of women in leadership roles in the culinary industry. In addition, Vermilion founder Rohini Dey will announce the launch of the James Beard Foundation/Vermilion Women in Culinary Leadership Scholarship, as well as the ongoing Chefs for Women program at Vermilion. (Note: this event will take place at Vermilion restaurant in New York City.)

 

Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 P.M.

Julia Child Centennial Celebration

Few have truly... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of September 9

events at the James Beard House

 

The Beard House is back in high gear next week! Here's what's coming up:

 

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

A Celebration of Bitters

Drawing inspiration from bitters—a prized ingredient in the current cocktail renaissance—Marc Forgione will team up with spirits expert and JBF Award winner Brad Thomas Parsons to prepare a menu of the Iron Chef’s signature, globally influenced fare and bitters-centric cocktail pairings.

 

Tuesday, September 11, 7:00

The Group of 7 Chefs

Want to experience the best of Toronto’s rich food scene? Come to this dynamic dinner featuring the self-titled Group of 7 Chefs. Known for hosting incredible, forward-thinking dinners, this passionate crew of the Canadian city’s best and brightest culinary... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of August 19

 

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

 

Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 P.M.

Mid-Atlantic Summer

Philadelphia has always received its share of foodie love, but in the nearby town of Ambler, Le Bec-Fin alum Jeffrey Power is generating buzz with his menu of seasonal, locally grown ingredients, many of which are grown in the restaurant’s own organic garden.

 

Wednesday, August 22, 7:00 P.M.

Modern Twist on Maine Flavors

With a name inspired by the Greek word for "idyllic place," Acadia is indeed a welcome respite for sophisticated diner. The high-end restaurant's stunning menu is overseen by chef Ryan McCaskey, an alum of esteemed kitchens like Courtright's and Rushmore. "At Acadia, however," writes Chicago Tribune critic Phil Vettel, "McCaskey is... Read more >

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