On the Menu: November 26 through December 3

Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 P.M. Robert Foley Wine Dinner Named the 2007 Winemaker of the Year by Food & Wine magazine, Robert Foley’s Napa Valley portfolio attracts raves with every new vintage. His bold and expressive wines are a natural match for Rodney Einhorn’s modern approach to classic New American cuisine. Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 P.M. Master of Modern Cooking Thanks to talented chefs like Homaro Cantu, Chicago has emerged as the center for cutting-edge American cuisine. Cantu, who has become known for bringing food and science together in fascinating and delicious ways at his Windy City temple of modern cooking, Moto, is teaming up with Ben Roche and Matt Gundlach for an exciting, forward-thinking dinner. Thursday, December 1, 7:00 P.M. Handcrafted Neapolitan Why are in-the-know Atlanta foodies flocking in droves to a nearby suburb? To feast on chef Michael Bologna’s wood oven–fired Neapolitan-style pizzas, topped with his housemade mozzarella, and fresh pasta served with handcrafted sausages and the kitchen’s own ricotta. Bologna’s ingredient-driven Southern Italian food is more than worth the trip. Friday, December 2, 12:00 P.M. Jazz-Inspired Lunch and Chef's Jazz Tim Wiechmann returns to the Beard House this holiday season, and this time he’s bringing more than his cutting-edge, French-inflected cuisine. The chef, an accomplished jazz guitarist, will kick off lunch with a short concert with his band Table 6 during the reception, followed by a menu inspired by the different eras of jazz. Saturday, December 3, 10:00 A.M. Gingerbread House Workshop for Children Bring your little ones for an afternoon of holiday magic—our annual gingerbread house workshop is back! Budding architects and candy enthusiasts (along with their adult chaperones) will be instructed by master builder and food writer Joanne Lamb Hayes as they build the edible homes of their dreams. For details and reservations, visit jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.

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