On the Menu: November 12 through November 19

Here's what's happening at the Beard House next week: Monday, November 14, 7:00 P.M. Connecticut Sensations Tyler Anderson and Noel Jones are two of the most talented and adventurous chefs working in Connecticut today. The Beard House alums are returning as a team to fuse their distinct culinary visions into a special late-autumn menu of elegant, modern cuisine. Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 7:00 P.M. Modern Korean with a French Twist Chef Hooni Kim worked in some of NYC’s top-rated kitchens, including Daniel and Masa, before earning raves for his own 36-seat French-inspired Korean restaurant in Midtown. Join Kim for a menu of signature dishes that New York magazine has described as “half-traditional, half-modern, and wholly delicious.” Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 12:00 P.M. Beard on Books: Dana Polan In his book, Julia Child's The French Chef, NYU Professor of Cinema Studies Dana Polan explores the unprecedented success of Julia Child's renowned cooking show, and considers how and why it had such a groundbreaking effect on American cooking, television, and culture. Friday, November 18, 2011, 7:00 P.M. The French Connection As a member of Les Toques Blanches Lyonnaises, the ultra-exclusive fraternity of chefs led by Paul Bocuse, Jean-Stephane Poinard is an ambassador of modern French cuisine. For this Beard House dinner, Poinard has designed a deliciously diplomatic menu of his rustic French cooking to showcase the 2011 nouveau and cru Beaujolais wines. Saturday, November 19, 7:00 P.M. Taste of the NFL On the eve of the much-anticipated Giants–Eagles matchup at the Meadowlands, we’ve gathered the country’s best-known chefs from NYC and Philadelphia to represent their teams in the kitchen while honoring JBF Humanitarian of the Year Wayne Kostroski and his hunger-fighting nonprofit, Taste of the NFL. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.

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