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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Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market Menu

Sunday Supper We've already revealed who will cook at Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market; now we're thrilled to share the marvelous menu. Check it out below! (Note: Sunday Supper is sold out, but you can call the JBF reservations department at 212.627.2308 to get a spot on the wait list. Pricing info can be found here.) Reception Butternut Squash Samosas Duck Empanadas with Spring Onion Salsa Verde Mini Chicken Bahn Mi Sandwiches Local Vegetable Soup Assorted Maki and Sushi Dinner Roasted Hawaiian Hearts of Palm Salad with Blood Oranges, Grilled Shiitakes, and Brown Butter–Verjus Vinaigrette

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On the Menu: February 6 through February 12

On the Menu Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House next week: Tuesday, February 8, 7:00 P.M. Elegant Vineyard Getaway Located amid rolling hills that evoke Italy’s Piedmont region, Palladio at Barboursville Vineyards has been referred to by food writer John Mariani as “one of the finest and most authentic Italian restaurants in the United States.” Chef Melissa Close Hart’s extraordinary cuisine pairs beautifully with the wines produced at the vineyard by winemaker Luca Paschina. Wednesday, February 9, 12:00 noon Beard on Books In Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West Stephen Fried traces United-States history through the development of Fred Harvey

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On the Menu: March 14 through March 20

on-the-menu-eileen-miller Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Monday, March 15 7:00 P.M. A Schmaltz to Remember Even if you don’t know your derma from your deckle, this celebration of delicatessen delights will not disappoint—and you won’t go home hungry. Save the Deli author David Sax, along with deli maven Gail Simmons, has assembled a team of talented chefs to transform once-pervasive deli classics into creative, contemporary cuisine. Eat. Eat! Tuesday, March 16, 6:30 P.M. The Elements of Tofu We’re learning about the Japanese art of tofu making at this special JBF Greens dinner. Chef Hiroki Abe of EN Japanese Brasserie will create a five-course seated tasting menu that showcases the many forms of fresh tofu and its rich history and artistry

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On the Menu: March 7 through March 13

on-the-menu-erin-gleeson Here's what's happening at the Beard House next week: Monday, March 8, 7:00 P.M. The Art of Craft Though he became a household name as a Top Chef judge, Tom Colicchio has long been a celebrity in foodie circles. The winner of four JBF Awards, Colicchio began his culinary ascent at Gramercy Tavern and has since made an indelible mark on the industry with his empire of Craft restaurants. For this special dinner, he and the chefs of his NYC restaurants will create a menu of their signature straightforward yet nuanced cuisine. Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 P.M. Top Chef Sibling Rivalry Superstar siblings Bryan Voltaggio and Michael Voltaggio kept Top Chef viewers riveted last season with their cutthroat kitchen rivalry. At this exciting event, Bryan

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JBF News: Cookin’ in the Bluegrass Celebrity Chef Dinner Series Tickets Now on Sale

World Equestrian Games Planning on being in Kentucky this fall? Tickets just went on sale for our 16-night Cookin’ in the Bluegrass Celebrity Chef Dinner Series at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Farmhouse. The events, which coincide with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, will take place September 25-October 10, 2010, and will feature JBF Award winners and acclaimed Kentucky-area chefs. For details, an event schedule, and ticket purchases, please click here.

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