On the Menu: September 12 through September 18

A view of the Beard house from the back patio. Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Sunday, September 12, 12:00 P.M. Best of Boston Brunch Beloved Boston chef Andy Husbands is famous for the raucous pajama brunches he serves at Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel, where his big-flavored, globally inspired plates can rouse even the sleepiest of diners. For this NYC rendition, Husbands’s adventurous American cuisine will be accompanied by wines from Miner Family Vineyards. Monday, September 13, 7:00 P.M. Celebrity Chef Tour: Toronto Host Celebrity Chefs Lynn Crawford and Lora Kirk Guest Celebrity Chef Jonathan Waxman Barbuto/ NYC Celebrity Chef Tour events are dinners that benefit the James Beard Foundation, in which JBF Award winners and other celebrity chefs travel to private clubs, resorts, and other exclusive venues across America to prepare dinners and promote the culinary arts. Tuesday, September 14, 7:00 P.M. Aureole Celebration, East to West With critically acclaimed restaurants from coast to coast, JBF Award winner Charlie Palmer is a culinary trendsetter and a renowned restaurateur. To celebrate the 20-plus years of his flagship restaurant, Aureole, chefs from both the East and West Coast outposts of Palmer’s beloved eatery will converge at the Beard House for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner. Wednesday, September 15, 12:00 P.M. Enlightened Eaters: Healthy Chic: Raising the Bar on Nutrition Brendan Brazier, creator of the “Raising the Bar on Nutrition Campaign” for New York’s Fashion Week, knows that without the right nutrition, New Yorkers can’t sustain the high energy levels and long hours that keep this city running. Brendan is raising the bar on health by spreading the word about plant-based superfoods that even models can depend on for optimal energy and health. Join him for a discussion on the significant benefits of a better diet. He’ll show us how proper nutrition can reduce stress, increase energy, improve health and immunity, and even diminish visible signs of aging. Wednesday, September 15, 7:00 P.M. Modern French Affair After a successful tenure at Le Bernardin, Robert Sisca took his talent to Boston, where he showcases his contemporary Provençal cuisine at the flourishing Bistro du Midi. To accompany the chef’s seasonal specialties, the restaurant boasts a 5,000-bottle wine collection, overseen by the accomplished Olivier Flosse. Thursday, September 16, 7:00 P.M. Celebrity Chef Tour: Minneapolis Host Chef JBF Award Winner Tim McKee Guest Celebrity Chef Susur Lee Chinois by Susur Lee at Resorts World Sentosa/ Singapore; Lee Restaurant/ Toronto; Shang at Thompson Hotel/ NYC; and Zentan at Donovan House, A Thompson Hotel/ Washington, D.C. Celebrity Chef Tour events are dinners that benefit the James Beard Foundation, in which JBF Award winners and other celebrity chefs travel to private clubs, resorts, and other exclusive venues across America to prepare dinners and promote the culinary arts. Thursday, September 16, 7:00 P.M. Champagne Celebration Champagne makes a celebration, especially when it’s from the venerable Moët & Chandon and Ruinart labels. To accompany the bubbly, 2009 JBF Best Chef: Southwest semifinalist John Tesar will give Beard House diners a preview of his three new Dallas restaurants during a dinner of sophisticated New American cuisine. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.

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