On the Menu: December 19 through December 25

Beard House dining roomHere’s what’s happening at the Beard House next week: Sunday, December 19, 12:00 P.M. Latin Brunch Fiesta Julian Medina and the culinary team behind his growing pan-Latin/Spanish restaurant empire are coming to the Beard House to serve our favorite meal of the week, brunch. Known for bold flavors and fab cocktails, Medina’s eateries have earned raves from critics ranging from Sam Sifton of the New York Times to Gael Greene of New York magazine. Monday, December 20, 7:00 P.M. Festive Mexican Christmas At Zahav, Michael Solomonov did for Israeli food what David Chang has done for Asian food, according to the New York Post. Now Solomonov, along with his partner Steve Cook and executive chef Lucio Palazzo, have modernized Mexican food at Xochitl. Diners can’t get enough of the food Philly magazine described as “addictive.” Tuesday, December 21, 7:00 P.M. Finger Lakes Christmas Just four hours from Manhattan, amid long lakes and rolling hills, lies New York State’s most picturesque wine country, the Finger Lakes. To match the area’s crisp, German-esque wines you can feast on Viennese specialties at Dano’s Heuriger or enjoy inventive American cooking at Hazelnut Kitchen. Or, save the gasoline and join us at this Christmas dinner. Wednesday, December 22, 7:00 P.M. French Holiday Supper In English or French, the word fête, a semantic synthesis of “holiday” and “feast,” speaks to how integral good food is to any celebration, especially at Christmas. A star at Philly’s intimate and esteemed Bistrot La Minette, Peter Woolsey knows how a holiday feast with a French accent makes you feel like part of the famille. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.

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