On the Menu: Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Here’s a taste of what’s on tap today at the Beard House.


Tavern Supper, 7:00 P.M.
Dan Fox
Fox Heritage Farms and Heritage Tavern, Madison, WI


Dan Fox is known for his locavore ethos, which ranges from the lauded fare at his Madison hot spot to the heritage-breed pigs he raises on his farm. But don’t expect Fox to fall back on the bounty of his restaurant's midwestern location. “Looking closely at what inspires Dan, his cooking isn't rustic American farmhouse cooking. It's loaded with sophisticated techniques and bursts of Asian and far-flung ingredients that deliver confident notes of flavor, texture, and umami,” explains Izabela Wojcik, JBF director of house programming. Fox’s Beard House dinner offers a late-winter feast full of vibrant dishes like Bluefin Tuna with Crispy Pork Jowl, Foie Gras, and Pineapple–Mango Compote and ... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 3, 2014

Bagel with cream cheese


Better than Philadelphia? The little-known cream cheese winning over Calvin Trillin and Ruth Reichl. [NYT]


A tribute to Maya Angelou’s poetry in the kitchen. [NYT]


Panera pledges to drop all artificial additives by 2016. [USA Today]


Vetting wine through gamma radiation. [... Read more >

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On the Menu: April 4 through April 10

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

Monday, April 5, 7:00 P.M.
Best of Burke
Cook, entrepreneur, inventor: David Burke embraces each of these roles with an unmatched energy and passion. We’re thrilled to welcome the award-winning chef and the protégés who oversee his myriad restaurants for what’s sure to be an evening of showstopping, forward-thinking cuisine.

Tuesday, April 6, 7:00 P.M.
Farm to Table
Sure, plenty of restaurants use sustainable ingredients, but only a select few, including Harvest in Madison, Wisconsin, made it onto Gourmet’s list of... Read more >

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JBF Kitchen Cam