Monday, January 30, 7:00 P.M. Chinese New Year Celebration For years in-the-know food lovers (Calvin Trillin among them) have been in hot pursuit of Peter Chang, the exceptionally talented chef who famously flits among restaurants. Now we’re in luck, for Chang will cook his renowned Sichuan cuisine at this special celebration of the Chinese New Year, which will also feature wines from Jefferson Vineyards. Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 P.M. A Celebration of Southern Cuisine Join us as four-time JBF Award nominee Linton Hopkins returns to the Beard House with a third helping of his contemporary Southern fare. The chef’s ingredient-based approach celebrates the rich bounty of Georgia by featuring local meats and produce and in-house preparations of everything from the pain au levain to the preserved chiles. Wednesday, February 1, 7:00 P.M. Gluten-Free Italian Indulgence Fortunato Nicotra worked in Michelin-starred restaurants throughout Italy before arriving in NYC to be the executive chef at Felidia, JBF Award winner Lidia Bastianich’s temple of fine Italian cuisine. Join this forward-thinking chef for a luxurious menu of gluten-free Italian specialties. Thursday, February 2, 7:00 P.M. Carnivore's Delight Carnivores on the hunt for the best steak in town need look no further: we’ve recruited the country’s foremost masters of meat for this Certified Angus Beef® event. Armed with the brand’s top-quality beef—and their own excellent culinary chops—the chefs will prepare a meat lovers’ feast paired with wines selected by Manny Nieves. Saturday, February 4, 12:00 P.M. Beard on Books: Stephanie Izard In her book, Girl in the Kitchen: How a Top Chef Cooks, Thinks, Shops, Eats, and Drinks, celebrated chef and Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard shares more than 100 of her innovative recipes, as well as insider tips and where she finds her culinary inspiration. For details and reservations, visit jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.