On the Menu: December 5 through December 11

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, December 5, 6:30 P.M. 9th Annual Greens Holiday Party Join the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) as we celebrate the holidays with great food and drink at the 9th Annual JBF Greens Holiday Party at the historic James Beard House.  Don't miss this chance to explore our muse's home and sample culinary delights from some of the city's most exciting chefs. A selection of fine wines from Palm Bay Imports and Stella Artois beers will be served to keep everyone in good spirits. Guests will leave with a goody bag and heaps of holiday cheer. Monday, December 6, 6:00 P.M. Friends of James Beard Benefit: Richmond, VT Winter Feast in Vermont At the Kitchen Table Bistro, chefs Steve and Lara Atkins celebrate each season with an ever-changing menu of farm-fresh dishes. For this special Friends of James Beard Benefit they’re welcoming some of their fellow Vermont chefs for a spirited holiday celebration. Monday, December 6, 7:00 P.M. A Taste of Spain Since his last Beard House visit in 2008, Jose Garces has snagged a JBF Award, published a cookbook of contemporary Latin recipes, and joined the ranks of the Food Network’s Iron Chef. Come and taste what all the buzz is about as the Philly-based superstar returns with his talented chefs de cuisine. Tuesday, December 7, 7:00 P.M. Island Luxury As the executive chef of the exclusive Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, named one of the world’s best hotel dining locations by Travel + Leisure in 2008, Luis Pous has earned raves for his vibrant French–Latin cuisine. Pous will pair his tropics-inspired menu with wines from Jordan Vineyard & Winery at this enrapturing dinner. Wednesday, December 8, 7:00 P.M. Back Through the Grinder Fans of Top Chef know Richard Blais for his hyper-modern technique and creative reinventing of classic cuisine. For this unique event, the superstar chef will stay true to form, serving a menu of elegant dishes inspired by the haute hamburgers offered at his renowned Flip Burger Boutique. Friday, December 10, 7:00 P.M. Winter Truffle Extravaganza Indulgence takes many forms, and for many food lovers, feasting on one of nature’s most delicious and elusive subterranean delicacies—winter truffles—is the ultimate. This month at the Beard House, Robert Deiaco of the glamorous Armani/Ristorante 5th Avenue will offer a gastronomic tribute to this exceptional fungus. Saturday, December 11, 7:00 P.M. Provocative New American In an area where dining trends toward the subdued, Jason Santos has been something of a diplomat for the school of molecular gastronomy—and a successful one at that. In its annual best-of-the-city roundup, Boston magazine routinely praises the chef’s bold, outside-of-the-box cuisine. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.

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