Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House next week: Tuesday, August 31, 7:00 P.M. Mediterranean Reflection The carefully curated menu at Adrian Richardson’s La Luna Bistro in Melbourne, Australia, reflects the chef’s Mediterranean heritage as well as his restraint and precision. Though his popular cooking show has made him a national celebrity, Richardson says he’s still most comfortable in the kitchen. September–October 2010 Greenhouse Gallery: Mushrooms Gloria Cunnick’s “Mushrooms” series evokes the mysterious and magical nature of fungi. With a BFA from Long Island University, Cunnick has shown her work in local, national, and international settings, and has been mentioned in the New York Times, Artspeak, and other publications. Wednesday, September 1, 7:00 P.M. Portland’s Rising Star A recent JBF Rising Star Chef semifinalist and one of Food & Wine’s 2010 Best New Chefs, Matthew Lightner has been getting attention for his bold new way with seasonal cuisine. According to the Oregonian’s Karen Brooks, Lightner’s edgy farm-to-table style has helped transform Portland into an avant-garde foodie destination. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.