Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House next week: Tuesday, February 8, 7:00 P.M. Elegant Vineyard Getaway Located amid rolling hills that evoke Italy’s Piedmont region, Palladio at Barboursville Vineyards has been referred to by food writer John Mariani as “one of the finest and most authentic Italian restaurants in the United States.” Chef Melissa Close Hart’s extraordinary cuisine pairs beautifully with the wines produced at the vineyard by winemaker Luca Paschina. Wednesday, February 9, 12:00 noon Beard on Books In Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West Stephen Fried traces United-States history through the development of Fred Harvey's restaurant ventures. Wednesday, February 9, 7:00 P.M. From Maine with Love To help you and that special someone set the mood for Valentine’s Day, we’ve invited two Beard House alums from the coast of Maine to prepare a luxurious, New England–inspired menu featuring lobsters, oysters, and other Down East delicacies. Thursday, February 10, 7:00 P.M. Partners in Vine Priorat, a premier wine region in Spain, is known for a distinctive terroir that produces bold red wines beloved by chefs and oenophiles alike. The esteemed culinarians collaborating on this incredible, wine-focused dinner are all partners in Priorat’s Clos Pissarra winery, the source of the menu’s spectacular wine pairings. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.