On the Menu: Modern Michelin Indian

Vikas Khanna and Scott Carney


At the Michelin-starred Junoon—dubbed an “Indian dining palace” by Adam Platt in his glowing New York magazine review—renowned chef Vikas Khanna oversees an elegant, modern menu that showcases India’s diverse culinary styles. Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience tomorrow night when Khanna, also the author of the much-lauded cookbook Flavors First, celebrates Holi, the spring festival of color. His menu will be paired with wines selected by the International Culinary Center's director of wine education, Scott Carney. View the menu and make a reservation here.

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On the Menu: North Fork Culinary Gem

Lia Fallon will cook at the James Beard House on March 7 At the charming Amarelle (which the New York Times named one of Long Island’s best new restaurants in 2009), chef Lia Fallon draws on her experience as a seasoned chef and food stylist to spin the area’s excellent ingredients into elegant and contemporary New American cuisine. (To wit: Hudson Valley foie Gras mousse with pineapple gelée and hazelnut croquant; and lobster bisque with sherry–cream broth and coral butter). There's still room for you to join us for what's sure to be an exquisite meal. You can view chef Fallon's menu and make a reservation here.

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On the Menu: March 5 through March 8

On the MenuHere's what's happening at the Beard House and around town next week: Monday, March 5, 7:00 P.M. Fine Japanese Cuisine A protégé of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Shuji Hiyakawa is swiftly earning his own laurels with his refined, graceful preparations of Japanese dishes—Ooka Japanese Restaurant was recently awarded “Best Sushi” by Philadelphia magazine. For this dinner, chef Hiyakawa has crafted an elegant and innovative menu. Wednesday, March 7, 12:00 P.M. Beard on Books: Margaret Roach Former Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia editorial director Margaret Roach abandoned her big-city corporate life to find solitude and authenticity in

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On the Menu: Storied Southern Charm

Daniel Zeal to cook at the James Beard House At the helm of the famed Cloister Sea Island’s Forbes Five-Star Georgian Room, chef Daniel Zeal expertly marries homespun Southern charm with complex, refined, and globally inspired flavors. (Think chicken-fried pork belly with Georgia pecan relish, or Maine lobster with parsnip dumplings.) There's still room for you to join us for a taste of Zeal's innovative and indulgent style of cooking at tonight's Beard House dinner. Click here to see his menu and make a reservation.

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On the Menu: February 27 through March 2

Chefs at the James Beard House Here's what's happening at the Beard House next week: Monday, February 27, 7:00 P.M. I Dream of Piedmont Named after the white Italian wine grape grown primarily in the Piedmont region, Boston’s erbaluce is one of the city’s most distinctive restaurants, renowned for chef Charles Draghi’s innovative and exquisite dishes inspired by Northern Italy’s cuisine and landscape. Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 P.M. Relais & Châteaux Farm and Vine When a Relais & Châteaux resort has its own forager, you know it’s serious about its culinary offerings. Join the incredibly talented team from Rhode

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On the Menu: Chicago Hot Spot

Chris Pandel and Amanda Rockman When GQ gave the Bristol a coveted spot on its 2010 list of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America, Alan Richman praised its “laid-back and luscious” food. And with Balena opening its doors next month, we’d wager that chefs Chris Pandel and Amanda Rockman are destined for repeated acclaim. Help us welcome this Windy City team when they present their debut dinner at the Beard House tomorrow night. Click here to see the menu and make a reservation.

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On the Menu: February 22 through February 25

On the Menu Here's what's happening at the Beard House next week: Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 P.M. Grande Dame of Charleston The elegant fare served in the dining room at the Peninsula Grill at the Planters Inn are proof that, at the hands of a masterful chef, the best local produce and seafood can be transformed into dishes that are greater than the sum of their parts. Thursday, February 23, 7:00 P.M. Along the Aegean International television personality, cookbook author, and now chef of NYC’s Loi restaurant, Maria Loi is Greece’s own culinary ambassador. Join this goddess of Mediterranean cuisine for her Beard House debut and experience her signature modern interpretations of traditional Greek favorites. Friday, February 24, 7:00 P.M.

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On the Menu: February 11 through February 18

Monday, February 13, 7:00 P.M. The Vanguard Kitchen At the Catbird Seat, Nashville’s most buzzed-about new restaurant, diners can’t get enough of the whimsical yet refined tasting menus created by alums of Fat Duck, Noma, and Alinea. Secure your seat now for this talented team’s Beard House debut. Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 P.M. Valentine's Day Celebration At Paragon, chef Scott Mickelson’s elegant and seasonal cooking always scores big with discerning diners. For Valentine’s Day, this Beard House alum will treat guests to a lavish menu that highlights his signature, tempting union of French and Asian cuisine. Wednesday, February 15, 12:00 P.M.

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On the Menu: Monkey Business

Damon Wise Several new restaurants opened in 2011, but perhaps the most anticipated debut of the year was Graydon Carter’s revamped Monkey Bar. And with former Craft executive chef Damon Wise on board, this restaurant is sure to endure as a New York icon. Tomorrow night, Damon Wise and the rest of the Monkey Bar crew will take over the Beard House kitchen—and we still have some seats left! Have a look at the menu below, then click here to make your reservation. Hors d’Oeuvre Cod Brandade with Sweet-and-Sour Peppers Duck Ham–Wrapped Dates Peekytoe Crab with Avocado Raw Tuna with Smoked Mushrooms and Blood Oranges Celery Root Purée with Truffle Vinaigrette Guinea Hen Rillettes with Cape Gooseberries Heritage Pork Terrine with Pickled Vegetables Pairing: Champagne

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On the Menu: Champagne Elegance

Champagne

At tomorrow's Beard House event, we’re celebrating everyone's favorite bubbly beverage in proper style. Returning chef Todd Hogan and his team will be serving up a showstopping menu of sustainable farmhouse dishes that will pair perfectly with the evening’s selection of Champagne. Check out the fizz-filled menu below, then click here to make your reservation. Hors d’Oeuvre Hot-Smoked Lamb Loin with Sweet Potato Cake and Spicy Tomato Jam Corn-Dusted Smelts with Lemon Aïoli Fava Bean Hummus with Black Truffle Pâté Housemade Duck Prosciutto with Blackberry Conserve and Bleu de Chèvre Pairing: Iron Horse Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay 2008 Dinner

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