On the Menu: December 3 through December 10
December 02, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 6:00 P.M. 10th Annual Holiday Party Join the James Beard Foundation Greens when we toast to the season at the 10th Annual JBF Greens Holiday Party. Don't miss this chance to explore our muse's home and sample culinary delights from some of the New York City's most exciting chefs. There will also be a tasting table of patés, mousses, and terrines from Trois Petits Cochons, as well as a selection of cocktails by Purity Vodka, fine wines from Palm Bay Imports, and beers from Stella Artois. Guests will leave with a goodie bag and heaps of holiday cheer. Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 P.M. Winter Truffle Extravaganza For years Angelo Elia has been wowing Floridians and travelers with his masterful Tuscan cooking at the three locations of his opulent restaurant, Casa D’Angelo Ristorante. We’ve invited him and his chef de cuisine, Rickie Piper, to prepare our annual ode to luxurious winter truffles. Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 P.M. Feast of the Seven Fishes To help us bring Italy’s traditional, fish-centric Christmas Eve stateside, we’ve enlisted the talents of one of Philadelphia’s premier seafood chefs, Mike Stollenwerk. For this festive dinner, Stollenwerk has crafted a menu that marries tradition with refined know-how and a respect for his ingredients. Thursday, December 8, 7:00 P.M. Park Hyatt Panache Long known for being one of the country’s finest restaurants, the Michelin-starred NoMI has recently transformed into NoMI Kitchen, where Joël Robuchon alum Ryan LaRoche is wowing Chicago diners with his modern approach to soulful farm-to-table cuisine. Experience the iconic eatery’s new concept at this special Beard House dinner. Friday, December 9, 7:00 P.M. Holiday in Paradise Iron Chef America champion Beau MacMillan returns to the Beard House this month with his award-winning, Asian-inflected American cuisine. As executive chef of the restaurant at the ultra luxe Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, his innovative, seasonal dishes are as striking as the picturesque resort setting from which he hails. Friday, December 9, 7:00 P.M. Friends of James Beard Benefit: Palm Beach, FL On a pristine stretch of white sand beach, the luxe Four Seasons Resort will offer up its breathtaking locale for this James Beard Benefit. Join host chefs Darryl Moiles and JBF Award winner Michael Schwartz for an elegant oceanfront dinner, which will kick off the 2011 Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival. Saturday, December 10, 7:00 P.M. Beverly Hills to Napa Food and Wine Former Top Chef contestant Alex Reznik has cemented his place among America’s rising culinary talents at La Seine, the modern kosher eatery that has quickly become a Beverly Hills hot spot. For his first appearance at the Beard House, he’ll be pairing his creative cuisine with exquisite Covenant wines from Napa. Covenant winemaker and co-owner Jeff Morgan produces what wine critic Robert Parker has called “the greatest kosher wine on Planet Earth.” As a cookbook author and the former West Coast editor of Wine Spectator magazine, his wines have appeared on wine lists at several JBF Award-winning restaurants, including Per Se, the French Laundry, and Spago. Saturday, December 10, 7:00 P.M. Friends of James Beard Benefit: Palm Beach, FL A majestic destination on the edge of Palm Beach, the legendary Breakers resort offers a grand setting for this celebrity chef–studded benefit. Join Esquire dining columnist John Mariani and some of the brightest talents in the industry for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening. For details and reservations, visit jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.