On the Menu: Week of May 5

 

It's an exciting week for JBF! Here's what's happening:

 

Monday, May 6, 6:00 P.M.

The 2013 JBF Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception

The “Oscars of the food world” is going Hollywood! Our 2013 Awards theme—Lights! Camera! Taste!—celebrates food on the silver screen. Whether lead or cameo, food’s recurring role speaks to its profound symbolism. This year’s reception will feature past JBF Rising Star Chef award winners and nominees, who will be creating dishes inspired by films.

 

Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 P.M.

Stone Crab Celebration

With its majestic river view and reputation for flawless coastal fare, the Bay House has become a prominent staple of Florida’s culinary landscape. For this Beard House dinner, chef Andrew Hunter has crafted a mouthwatering menu to highlight the sumptuous, succulent stone crab, paired with fantastic wines from Oregon’s King Estate. 

 

Thursday, May 9, 7:00 P.M.

The Fifth Quarter

Since opening the Greenhouse Tavern in 2009, cutting-edge chef Jonathon Sawyer has launched several critically acclaimed ventures, including a noodle joint, a vinegar company, and a pretzel shop. But nowhere is the JBF nominee’s culinary talent and inventiveness on greater display than at dinners like this one: a magnificent homage to “fifth quarter” meats and cuts. 

 

Friday, May 10, 7:00 P.M.

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles!

What could be better than flute after flute of bubbly? For this celebration of sparklers, we’ve enlisted chef John Tesar, a Beard House alum who’s fresh from an impressive run on the latest season of Top Chef, to prepare an accompanying seafood-focused menu.

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