Here’s a taste of what’s on tap this weekend at the Beard House and around the country.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Friends of James Beard Benefit / Palm Desert, CA, 11:30 A.M.
Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival at the Gardens on El Paseo
This four-course gourmet luncheon benefiting JBF features spring-forward dishes by top female toques Cat Cora, JBF Award winner Gale Gand, Valerie Gordon, and Suzanne Tracht. Expect seasonal plates like English Pea Purée Crostini with Spring Radishes and Humboldt Fog, and Arctic Char with Satsuma–Habanero Glaze, Meyer Lemon Couscous, and Hot House Cilantro, which will waken diners’ palates and serve as the perfect kick-off to the Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival.
French Flair, 7:00 P.M.
Nicolas Delaroque, Nico, San Francisco
Since its opening in 2013, Nicolas Delaroque’s Nico has been lauded as a dining destination by the San Francisco Chronicle and local eaters alike. Tonight Delaroque brings his modern and locally sourced take on French cuisine to the Beard House, featuring decadent but vibrant courses like Asparagus with Snails and Black Trumpet Mushrooms; Red Snapper with Fiddlehead Ferns and Lemon Verbena; and Comté Beignets. With a menu that balances tradition with the bounty of the spring growing season, just a taste is all it takes to see why Nico recently earned its first Michelin star.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
JBF Greens Presents Celebrate Harlem, 6:00 P.M.
The James Beard Foundation Greens is joining forces with New York City Center’s Club 55 for an evening of delicious food and amazing dance. The night begins with a reception featuring a group of Harlem’s hottest chefs, followed by a performance by the acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem at New York City Center. Get a taste of one of New York City’s hottest neighborhoods with dishes like Beer-Braised Pork Belly with Lemongrass Caramel and Crispy Brussels Sprout Salad; Grilled Asparagus Salad with Curried Goat Yogurt, Harissa King Mushrooms, and Micro-Sorrel; and Barbecued Lamb Sausages with Black-Eyed Pea–Tomato Salad, plus stylish cocktails from Plymouth Gin.
Friends of James Beard Benefit / Orlando, FL, 7:00 P.M.
Beard in Baldwin
Join us for a Floridian feast from some of the state’s best culinary minds. This one-night culinary tour includes bites by Cesar Zapata of Miami hot spot the Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, as well as Beard House vets Kathleen Blake and Tim Balloo.
For all upcoming Beard House dinners, check out our events calendar.