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On the Menu: November 15 to November 21



November 13, 2009


Kitchen Here’s what happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Sunday, November 15, 6:00 P.M. Friends of James Beard Benefit: Pismo Beach, CA Guests at our annual Friends of James Beard Benefit at Pismo Beach’s Lido Restaurant will be treated to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the exquisite California cuisine of acclaimed chefs Evan Treadwell, Joseph Humphrey, and Craig von Foerster, and an intriguing selection of Central Coast wines. Monday, November 16, 7:00 P.M. Market Fresh Seafood Named after the renowned Fulton Fish Market, where Atlantic fishermen began passing on the day’s catch to New York wholesalers in 1822, this fish-focused restaurant from the owners of Citarella offers the bold seafood dishes of chef Jeremy Culver. Tuesday, November 17, 6:00 P.M. Friends of James Beard Benefit: Walland, TN There are few settings more idyllic than the celebrated Relais & Châteaux Blackberry Farm. As the Great Smoky Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop, famed cookbook author, culinary instructor, and restaurant critic Patricia Wells will join host chefs Adam Cooke, Josh Feathers, and Joseph Lenn for this incredible dinner and auction to benefit the Beard Foundation. Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 P.M. Tour of Italy An alum of Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, and Del Posto, Troy Unruh recently opened Zylo, an Italian-inflected steakhouse, at the chic W Hoboken. For this spectacular dinner, Unruh will take diners on a gastronomic tour of Italy, serving a dish and wine from a different region with every course. Wednesday, November 18, 12:00 P.M. Beard on Books Gastropolis: Food and New York City examines the history of food and its social, political, and economic impact on New York City. Boasting a rich tradition of immigration and an enduring diversity, it’s only natural that the Big Apple ranks as one of the most thrilling culinary scenes in the world. In a series of essays, Gastropolis connects the dots between dining and community, explores influences like religion and society, and traces the development of iconic New York foods like the bagel and cheesecake. With contributions from outstanding journalists and writers, Gastropolis will convince you that New York is not only the city that never sleeps, but also the city that never puts down its fork. Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 P.M. Taste of the Atlantic Chef Todd Jacobs of Hamptons hot spot Tierra Mar is making a splash at the newly opened Atlantica at the Allegria Hotel & Spa in Long Beach. His classical training and commitment to local ingredients are evident in this impeccable, seafood-focused menu, complete with wines from one of the best North Fork vineyards. Thursday, November 19, 6:30 P.M. Friends of James Beard Benefit: Sausalito, CA Wine legend Bill Harlan is pulling out all the stops for this special dinner to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his cult winery, Harlan Estate. Join him and his friend Larry Mindel at Poggio, where an exquisite menu of Northern Italian dishes will be paired with rare wines straight from the Harlan cellar. Thursday, November 19, 7:00 P.M. Texas Ranch Feast A cattle rancher who gave in to the call of the chuckwagon, chef Tom Perini is known the world over for his show-stopping renditions of Lone Star State specialties. He hits the trail this month to bring us a taste of his down-home steakhouse fare. Thursday, November 19, 7:00 P.M. Celebrity Chef Tour: Denver Celebrity Chef Tour events are dinners produced by Inner Circle 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, November 21, 7:00 P.M. Victorian Elegance, Southern At the 11-acre Highland Manor, a Victorian mansion steeped in history and lore, veteran chefs John Mooney and Scott Barton serve refined versions of Southern favorites—think buttermilk-fried quail and popcorn shrimp with smoked chile rémoulade—to the delight of discerning food lovers. For details and reservations, visit or call 212.627.2308. (Photo by Eileen Miller)