On the Menu: Master of Modern Cooking

Homaro Cantu Thanks to talented chefs like Homaro Cantu, Chicago has emerged as the center for cutting-edge American cuisine. Cantu, who has become known for bringing food and science together in fascinating and delicious ways at his Windy City temple of modern cooking, Moto, is teaming up with Ben Roche and Matt Gundlach for an exciting, forward-thinking dinner at the Beard House this Wednesday. Click here to make a reservation. Hors d’Oeuvre Fried Chicken Waffles with Maple Syrup Cuban Pork Cigars Louisiana Crab Boil Pairing: Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Tradition 1er Cru Extra Brut NV Dinner Fish and Chips with Malt Vinegar, Tartar, and Seaweed Potato Pairing: Sutton Cellars Fizé Rosé of Carignane NV Fall Biosphere > Mushroom Dirt, Brussels Sprouts,

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On the Menu: November 26 through December 3

Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 P.M. Robert Foley Wine Dinner Named the 2007 Winemaker of the Year by Food & Wine magazine, Robert Foley’s Napa Valley portfolio attracts raves with every new vintage. His bold and expressive wines are a natural match for Rodney Einhorn’s modern approach to classic New American cuisine. Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 P.M. Master of Modern Cooking Thanks to talented chefs like Homaro Cantu, Chicago has emerged as the center for cutting-edge American cuisine. Cantu, who has become known for bringing food and science together in fascinating and delicious ways at his Windy City temple of modern cooking, Moto, is teaming up with Ben Roche and Matt Gundlach for an exciting, forward-

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On the Menu: November 19 through November 26

On the Menu Monday, November 21, 6:30 P.M. Beard on Wine: Bubbly Boot Camp What better way to celebrate the most festive time of the year than with a tasting of sparkling wines from around the world? Belinda Chang and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh will lead this bubbly boot camp to get you ready for the entertaining and gift-giving season. Learn what types of sparkling wines make the best gift, which bottles to select for parties, and how to pair sparkling wine with food. Taste sparkling wines and Champagnes that are well worth the splurge and discover hidden gems that sommeliers love the the most. Tasting will feature Cava from Spain, Prosecco and Franciacorta from Italy, and prime vintage and multi-vintage sparkling wines from California and Champagne. Tuesday, November 22, 6:00 P.M.

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On the Menu: Modern Korean

Hooni Kim Chef Hooni Kim worked in some of NYC’s top-rated kitchens, including Daniel and Masa, before earning raves for Danji, his own 36-seat French-inspired Korean restaurant in Midtown. Join us tonight for a menu of Kim's signature dishes, which New York magazine described as “half-traditional, half-modern, and wholly delicious.” Click here to make a reservation. Hors d’Oeuvre Smoked Salmon with Red Onion and Crème Fraîche on Ficelle Hamachi Salad with Chojang Sauce Kimchi–Chorizo Arancini with Spicy Aïoli  Pairings: Su Jung Kwa Cocktail > Rye with Cinnamon, Ginger, and Orange; and Raventós I Blanc L’Hereu Reserva Brut Cava 2008 Dinner Creekstone Farms Filet Mignon Tartare with Asian Pear, Pine Nuts, Sesame Seeds, and Quail Egg Yolk Pairing: Henry Varnay

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On the Menu: November 12 through November 19

Here's what's happening at the Beard House next week: Monday, November 14, 7:00 P.M. Connecticut Sensations Tyler Anderson and Noel Jones are two of the most talented and adventurous chefs working in Connecticut today. The Beard House alums are returning as a team to fuse their distinct culinary visions into a special late-autumn menu of elegant, modern cuisine. Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 7:00 P.M. Modern Korean with a French Twist Chef Hooni Kim worked in some of NYC’s top-rated kitchens, including Daniel and Masa, before earning raves for his own 36-seat French-inspired Korean restaurant in Midtown. Join Kim for a menu of signature dishes that New York magazine has described as “half-traditional, half-modern, and wholly

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On the Menu: October 31 through November 7

On the Menu In addition to a few dinners celebrating the fall season, this week also brings our annual Gala Dinner and Auction! Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 P.M. Dia de los Muertos Fiesta Although it’s called the Day of the Dead, this colorful Mexican holiday is anything but somber. Come celebrate at the Beard House with a vibrant array of traditional and modern Mexican cuisine, prepared by seven talented chefs famous for their innovative flair. Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 P.M. Now that's Italian! Annual Gala Mamma mia! This year our Gala Dinner and Auction will celebrate the unique contributions of American chefs to Italian cuisine and vice versa. Dinner will be prepared by multiple James Beard Award–winning chefs Mario Batali, Nancy Silverton, Marc Vetri, and

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Eye Candy: Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market

Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market Participating chefs at our third annual Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market pose for a group photo after sending out desserts. You can see more photos of the food and the fun by clicking here.

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JBF LTD Launching April 12

JBF LTD If there's one trend that's already apparent in a still young 2011, it's the pop-up restaurant. We're getting in on the fun with our own temporary space called JBF LTD, which will be located in New York's Chelsea Market. It will feature nightly dinners by high-profile chefs; daytime café-style fare by Great Performances; and culinary programming and interactive food-themed experiences. Get all the details at the production's microsite, jamesbeard.org/popup.

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On the Menu: Shenandoah Splendor

The HomesteadThe Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia

Surrounded by Virginia’s majestic Allegheny Mountains, the luxurious Homestead resort offers guests a charming and historic Shenandoah Valley getaway. Nowhere is that distinctive Southern charm more fully on display than in the resort’s elegant dining room, where executive chef Mark Gallaudet serves playful renditions of classic regional dishes. Gallaudet and his team, Tom Ruth, Todd Bemis, and Pastry Chef Michel Finel, will present their tempting cuisine at tonight's Beard House dinner, and reservations are still available. Check out the menu below, then click here to secure your seat. Hors d’Oeuvre Lamb Rillettes with Stone-

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On the Menu: March 20 through March 26

Walking up the Beard House back stairs Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Sunday, March 20, 5:30 P.M. James Beard in Oregon It’s no accident that we’ve chosen Jim Beard’s birthplace as the site of our 2011 JBF Awards Nominee Announcement. Guests at this spectacular dinner will be treated to a meal prepared by the best chefs in Portland, Oregon, many of them past JBF Award winners themselves. Monday, March 21, 7:00 P.M. Simplicity Refined A culinary wünderkind whose résumé includes stints with Charlie Trotter and at Michelin-starred restaurants in his native Austria, Markus Glocker now helms Gordon Ramsay at the London,

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