On the Menu: March 5 through March 8

On the MenuHere's what's happening at the Beard House and around town next week: Monday, March 5, 7:00 P.M. Fine Japanese Cuisine A protégé of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Shuji Hiyakawa is swiftly earning his own laurels with his refined, graceful preparations of Japanese dishes—Ooka Japanese Restaurant was recently awarded “Best Sushi” by Philadelphia magazine. For this dinner, chef Hiyakawa has crafted an elegant and innovative menu. Wednesday, March 7, 12:00 P.M. Beard on Books: Margaret Roach Former Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia editorial director Margaret Roach abandoned her big-city corporate life to find solitude and authenticity in nature. Her memoir, And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road, traces her inspiring journey. Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 P.M. A Moveable Feast Join the James Beard Foundation at the Ritz Plaza as we launch our new partnership with Stonehenge. The JBF Greens will join residents from the Stonehenge portfolio for a unique tasting party where you'll hop from floor to floor, apartment to apartment, in this luxury high-rise building. Work your way through gourmet bites and tasty beverages while taking in fantastic city views. Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 P.M. North Fork Culinary Gem At the charming Amarelle (which the New York Times named one of Long Island’s best new restaurants in 2009), chef Lia Fallon draws on her experience as a seasoned chef and food stylist to spin the area’s excellent ingredients into elegant and contemporary New American cuisine. Thursday, March 8, 7:00 P.M. Modern Michelin Indian At the Michelin-starred Junoon—dubbed an “Indian dining palace” by Adam Platt in his glowing New York magazine review—renowned chef Vikas Khanna oversees an elegant, modern menu that showcases India’s diverse culinary styles. Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience when Khanna, also the author of the much-lauded cookbook Flavors First, celebrates Holi, the spring festival of color.

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