On the Menu: November 28 through December 4

Guests mingle before dinner at the Beard House. Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Monday, November 29, 7:00 P.M. French Fall Harvest As the leaves turn and the days shorten, our cravings tend toward heartier fare. At Menton—JBF Award winner Barbara Lynch’s latest venue—chef Colin Lynch (no relation) preserves the best of summer’s harvest and combines it with autumn’s bountiful produce to create French cuisine the Boston Globe said delivers “maximum pleasure.” Tuesday, November 30, 7:00 P.M. East End Elegance If you didn’t make it out to the Hamptons this past summer, fret not. Join us in tasting the flavors of the East End with chef James Carpenter (who previously honed his skill at Aquavit) and his luxurious, hyper-seasonal New American cuisine infused with a Scandinavian sensibility. Wednesday, December 1, 12:00 P.M. Beard on Books In Culinary Careers: How to Get Your Dream Job in Food with Advice from Top Culinary Professionals, Rick Smilow, President and CEO of the Institute of Culinary Education, and Anne McBride, food writer and editor, offer up practical advice on how to find and snag the perfect culinary job for career-changers and students. Both Smilow and McBride are working in their ideal professions and want to help others turn their passion for food into a lifelong pursuit. With its exclusive interviews, insider information, and inspirational encouragement, this manual is a must-have handbook for working in the food world. Wednesday, December 1, 7:00 P.M. Italian Maestro At the four-star Casa D’Angelo Ristorante, Angelo Elia brings diners a taste of Tuscany with his masterly approach to regional Italian fare. Guests at the Beard House will savor a symphony of carefully orchestrated traditional and interpretative dishes prepared by this Italian maestro. Thursday, December 2, 7:00 P.M. Gulf Coast Holiday Dinner The chefs of the Gulf Coast are now more determined than ever to strengthen and promote the area’s culinary industry and traditions. Join host Sean Murphy and other Beard House alums at an incredible meal celebrating the cuisine of a vibrant region that never fails to deliver a memorable and sophisticated meal. Friday, December 3, 12:00 P.M. Winter Solstice Luncheon In the season of good tidings and cheer, it’s a pleasure to welcome familiar faces back into the Beard House kitchen. We’re thrilled that Savoy alum Matthew Weingarten will return to the Beard House with a unique menu influenced by ancient solstice celebrations. Saturday, December 4, 10:00 A.M. Annual Children’s Gingerbread Workshop It’s time for another round of delicious dream homes! At our yearly workshop for children, food writer and baking expert Joanne Lamb Hayes will assist tomorrow’s architects (and their adult chaperones) in making their very own holiday gingerbread houses. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.

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