On the Menu: August 22 through August 24

From a Top Chef Italian dinner to market-driven, sustainable fare, there's a lot on the menu this week at the Beard House. Monday, August 22, 7:00 P.M. Toast of Tennessee The first certified green restaurant in Nashville, Tāyst impresses diners with its dedication to sustainability and local sourcing, but it’s chef Jeremy Barlow’s skillful, modern cooking that keeps them coming back. Join us for a, well, taste of the playful American cuisine and intriguing wine pairings for which Barlow is known. Tuesday, August 23, 7:00 P.M. Capital City Star Most people know him as a competitor on Top Chef (who could forget that pepperoni sauce?), but Mike Isabella earned his culinary chops the hard way, honing his craft under renowned chefs like José Andrés and Douglas Rodriguez. His first solo venture, Graffiato, features Italian-inspired comfort food. Thursday, August 24, 7:00 P.M. French Wine Lovers' Dinner A charming bistro with a menu so market-driven that it changes daily, A Toute Heure is an example of farm-to-table cuisine done right. Chef/owner and 2010 JBF Award semifinalist Andrea Carbine forages for pristine ingredients at her own Jack’s Run Garden while executive chef Kara Decker oversees the exceptionally seasonal, French-inspired menu; together the pair have garnered rave reviews. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.

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