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On the Menu: August 22 through August 28



August 20, 2010


Walking up the Beard House back stairs Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House next week: Monday, August 23, 7:00 P.M. Four-Diamond Farmland Feast The bucolic Joseph Decuis offers guests a unique culinary experience at its AAA Four-Diamond eatery, boutique inn, heritage farm, and Wagyu-raising cattle ranch. Executive chef Aaron Butts, who completed high-profile stages at the Fat Duck and El Bulli, oversees the modern American cuisine. Wednesday, August 25, 7:00 P.M. Seasonal Seafood Celebration Chef and owner Mike Stollenwerk has been reeling in the praise from critics like the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LaBan, who raved that Stollenwerk “ranks among the city’s best seafood cooks,” while Philadelphia magazine recently declared Fish to be the city's best new restaurant. For this dinner, the chef will highlight sustainable seafood in an elegant menu of his impeccably crafted dishes. Thursday, August 26, 7:00 P.M. Hartford Sensation On the 20th floor of the Hartford Steam Boiler Building in Connecticut’s capital city, the Polytechnic ON20 restaurant is putting out some extremely serious food. Executive chef Noel Jones oversees the edgy contemporary American offerings, which include exceptional, elaborate tasting menus that have inspired devotion among diners and critics. For details and reservations, visit or call 212.627.2308.