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12 Dishes You Need to Eat in August

Elena North-Kelly

July 26, 2016


Want to know what’s cooking in American restaurants right now? Look no further than the James Beard House kitchen, where dozens of chefs from all over the country come to cook each month. From iconic classics like butter-poached lobster with caviar to creative riffs like corn meringue with sweet pea mousse and peach pâté, here are 12 mouthwatering dishes you'll want to chow down on during the month of August: 

  • Wild Nettle Johnnycakes with Ricotta and Smoked Trout Roe on August 2
  • Charred Broccoli with Apple–Anchovy Gremolata on August 4
  • Butter-Poached Florida Spiny Lobster with Lake Meadow Naturals Soft-Poached Egg and Angle Caviar on August 8
  • Smoked-and-Braised Duroc Pork Belly with Sweet-and-Spicy Glaze and Pickled Vegetables on August 10
  • Nashville-Style Hot Chicken Roulade with Field Peas, Chowchow, Southern Greens, and Skillet Cornbread on August 11
  • Pork Sausage Meatballs with Peppers and Sicilian Honey on August 15
  • Corn Meringue with Sweet Pea Mousse, Pickled Concord Grapes, and Peach Pâté de Fruit on August 16
  • Creole Tomato Pie with Louisiana Blue Crab, Benne Wafers, Tomato Jam, and Pimento Cheese on August 17
  • Sweet Sticky Rice Cake with Mango Sorbet, Pineapple, Coconut Coulis, Guava Sauce, and Sesame Tuile on August 18
  • Bonito Ceviche with Striped Bass, Leche de Tigre, Choclos, Canchas, Sweet Potato, and Cilantro (pictured above) on August 22
  • Pickled Shrimp with Roasted Sunchoke Aïoli and Sunflower Pollen on August 23
  • Trofie Pasta with Mussels, Clams, Sea Urchin, and Fresno Chiles on August 24

For all upcoming Beard House dinners and to book your seat, check out our events calendar.