Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Sunday, March 20, 5:30 P.M. James Beard in Oregon It’s no accident that we’ve chosen Jim Beard’s birthplace as the site of our 2011 JBF Awards Nominee Announcement. Guests at this spectacular dinner will be treated to a meal prepared by the best chefs in Portland, Oregon, many of them past JBF Award winners themselves. Monday, March 21, 7:00 P.M. Simplicity Refined A culinary wünderkind whose résumé includes stints with Charlie Trotter and at Michelin-starred restaurants in his native Austria, Markus Glocker now helms Gordon Ramsay at the London, where he and pastry chef Ron Paprocki wow diners with modern and global flavors anchored in disciplined technique. Tuesday, March 22, 7:00 P.M. Mangiare from the Market When in the Hudson Valley, discerning diners—not to mention culinary icons like Mario Batali—get their fill of market-driven Italian cooking at the aptly named Mercato, the charming osteria run by the seventh-generation progeny of one of the world’s most famous pasta-making families, Francesco Buitoni, and his wife, Michele Platt. Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 Shenandoah Splendor Surrounded by Virginia’s majestic Allegheny Mountains, the luxurious Homestead resort offers guests a charming and historic Shenandoah Valley getaway. Nowhere is that distinctive Southern charm more fully on display than in the resort’s elegant dining room, where executive chef Mark Gallaudet serves playful renditions of classic regional dishes. Thursday, March 24, 7:00 P.M. Lake George Luxury A landmark Adirondack resort for more than 100 years, the Sagamore has long provided an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Chef Adam Savage’s inspired, seasonal New American dishes elegantly reflect the property’s stunning Lake George setting. Friday and Saturday, March 25–26 Celebrity Chef Tour: Eggleston, VA Celebrity Chef Tour events are dinners that benefit the James Beard Foundation, in which JBF Award winners and other celebrity chefs travel to private clubs, resorts, and other exclusive venues across America to prepare dinners and promote the culinary arts. Saturday, March 26, 7:00 P.M. Portland Panache While the Gilt Club brings a rare touch of glamour to the famously laid-back city of Portland, its food hits all the right notes for the community’s discerning locavores. Join us for chef Chris Carriker’s Beard House debut and a menu of his French-inflected Northwest cuisine. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.