On the Menu: June 21 to June 27

Here’s what happening at the Beard House next week: 1beardhouse03amitzimorris1 Monday, June 22, 7:00 P.M. Artisanal European Wine Dinner Not long ago Shin Thompson and friends began hosting an underground dining club out of their tiny Chicago apartments; within a couple of years they had opened a restaurant. Today Bonsoirée thrills diners with carefully composed tasting menus, all of which feature chef Thompson’s imaginative French cuisine presented with Japanese precision. Tuesday, June 23, 7:00 P.M. Chefs of Steel At the D.C. area’s acclaimed 2941 restaurant, chefs Jonathan Krinn and Jon Mathieson won awards and accolades for their creative modern American cuisine. Now, as co-chefs of Inox (French for “steel”) in Tyson’s Corner, their innovative yet approachable dishes prove once again that these are two of the region’s strongest culinary talents. Wednesday, June 24, 7:00 P.M. Savoring Mid-Atlantic Summer “I want dining at Moro to be exciting and unpredictable,” says chef Michael DiBianca of his eclectic, New American restaurant, named after a Sicilian blood orange. For tonight’s menu, he’s assembled the best of summer’s bounty, creating dishes that are playful, flavorful, and delicious. Thursday, June 25, 7:00 P.M. Cocktails and Canapés It's the first week of summer: what better reason to sip cocktails and enjoy delicious food? This casual party will feature canapés prepared by some of today's hottest New York chefs, along with refreshing cocktails shaken up by master mixologist Junior Merino. Saturday, June 27, 5:00 P.M. The Gay Soirée To celebrate Gay Pride Week and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we’ve assembled a fantastic team of New York chefs and mixologists for a special walkaround tasting and cocktail party. Join us for spectacular food and drinks as we join New York in saluting the gay community. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org or call 212.627.2308. (Photo by Mitzi Morris)

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