On the Menu: Week of September 8

Upcoming events at the James Beard Foundation

 

JBF is back in full swing next week! Here's what's coming up on our calendar:

 

Monday, September 9, 7:00 P.M.

Heartland Classic Revisited

Join us at the Beard House when two-time JBF Award nominee Justin Aprahamian comes to share the critically acclaimed cuisine of Sanford, known as one of the Midwest’s paramount dining experiences. Aprahamian’s unique twist on global flavors creates stunning New American dishes that are sure to dazzle even the most seasoned palate.

 

Tuesday, September 10, 5:30 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: Nashville

Graciously hosted by the team behind Green Door Gourmet–a farm cooperative in western Nashville–this unique Friends of James Beard Benefit will spotlight all things honey, offering a menu prepared with this precious natural sweetener, as well as other local produce and products.

 

Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 P.M.

Sunset Social

Join the James Beard Foundation and Stonehenge Supper Club for an evening of fresh air, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and great music. The JBF Greens and residents from the Stonehenge portfolio will come together at an outdoor party in the stunning courtyard of 101W15—the perfect way to say goodbye to summer!

 

Wednesday, September 11, 12:00 noon

Enlightened Eaters: Michael Moss

A Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at the New York Times, Michael Moss reveals the alarming story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. In Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, we learn how companies use habit-forming additives to encourage addiction, and, most importantly, how we can fight back.

 

Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 P.M.

Mad About Mad Men

Don Draper’s brooding gaze and chiseled features aren’t the only appeal of AMC’s hit series Mad Men; after watching this last season, we’re hankering for the indulgent oyster-and-three-martini lunches of yore. Join us at the Beard House for a festive walk-around cocktail party featuring beverages and bites inspired by the show, crafted by historical venues from 1960s-era New York City. Vintage attire encouraged!

 

Thursday, September 12, 6:00 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: Atlantic Beach, FL

The stunning Azurea Restaurant at One Ocean Resort & Spa will serve as the beachfront backdrop for this third annual Friends of James Beard Benefit, where host chef Ted Peters and his talented colleagues will collaborate on a sumptuous five-course dinner that highlights the enticing flavors of Florida's southeast coast.

 

Thursday, September 12, 7:00 P.M.

Fabulous Denver Five

The Denver Five return to the Beard House for their annual dinner showcasing the rich culinary traditions of the Mile High City. Though they can’t bring the mountain air and spectacular setting with them, this group of hyper-talented chefs promises to re-create the exciting, high-altitude cuisine for which they have earned national acclaim.

 

Saturday, September 14, 5:30 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: San Diego

As part of San Diego's much-anticipated Latin Food Fest, three talented chefs will join forces at this Friends of James Beard Benefit for a spectacular six-course tasting menu that celebrates the increasingly hot food trend Baja Med—the fusion of Mexican, Mediterranean, and Asian flavors, pioneered in Mexico's stunning Baja California peninsula.

 

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