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8 Dishes You Need to Eat in October

Elena North-Kelly

September 10, 2018


Charred Pacific Oysters with Baja Uni Butter by Trust in San Diego (Photo: Jim Sullivan)

Want to know what’s cooking in American restaurants right now? Just take a peek into the James Beard House kitchen, where dozens of chefs from all over the country come to cook each month. From Red Kuri Squash Gnudi with Smoked Cherries to Marmalade-Lacquered Duck with Chicken Liver Risotto to Pacific Oysters with Baja Uni Butter (picture above), here are 8 mouthwatering dishes to eat at the Beard House in October:

  • Pacific Pink Bay Scallop Ceviche and Coquille Saint Jacques with Cauliflower Gratin on October 1
  • Charred Pacific Oysters with Baja Uni Butter on October 3
  • Red Kuri Squash Gnudi with Delicata Squash Purée, Smoked Cherries, Oyster Mushroom Chips, and Daikon Katsuobushi on October 4
  • King Crab with Lime Leaves and Almond Milk Dashi on October 11
  • Smoked Marmalade-Lacquered Duck with Chicken Liver Risotto and Chives on October 17
  • Sweet Potato Sorbet with Chickpea Meringue on October 24   
  • Twice-Cooked Pork Belly with Green Apple Purée, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Baby Carrot Glacé, and Chicharrón on October 25
  • Housemade Hemp Orecchiette Surf-and-Turf with Cod, Shaved Broccoli, and Lemon-Scented Mushroom Jus on October 27

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


Elena North-Kelly is director of content and communications at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.