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On the Menu: October 24 through October 30



October 22, 2010


A view of the Beard house from the back patio. Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Sunday, October 24, 12:00 P.M. Tutto Toscana Brunch The classic Italian brunch may be the simple duo of cappuccino and cornetto, but we knew the country’s culinary crema would do wonders with the American breakfast when given the chance. In their farewell to the Apicius culinary school’s Tutto Toscana series, the faculty will prepare a delicious brunch that draws on Tuscany’s culinary traditions. Monday, October 25, 7:00 P.M. East Coast Meets Spain Named after the Spanish word for “foam,” Espuma also evokes the Delaware restaurant’s coastal locale, which offers endless inspiration for Jay Caputo’s New American cuisine. Join us as we welcome back this Beard House alum for an evening of colorful, seaside-inspired fare paired with Spanish wines. Tuesday, October 26, 7:00 P.M. Extravagant Surf and Turf German native Holger Strütt cooked in New York City, New Jersey, and Tokyo before joining the Boca Raton outpost of Chops Lobster Bar, the famed Atlanta steak and seafood hot spot. Since then, Strütt’s use of pristine ingredients and refined technique have made the destination one of Zagat’s top ten restaurants in the Palm Beach area. Wednesday, October 27, 6:30 P.M. Chinese Banquet in Flushing Hop on the 7 train and get ready for an adventure. Join the JBF Greens for a fabulous feast in Queen’s Chinatown at Jade Asian Restaurant, where chef and owner Peter How will create an amazing family-style banquet of dim sum and authentic Chinese dishes. Wednesday, October 27, 7:00 P.M. Justin Vineyards to Table Known for its Bordeaux-style blends and small-lot varietals, Justin Vineyards & Winery is also home to an intimate and sought-after restaurant, Deborah’s Room, named for the winery’s proprietor. Deborah and her talented chef, William Torres, will join us at the Beard House for an evening of excellent California wines and cuisine. Thursday, October 28, 7:00 P.M. Celebrity Chef Tour: Philadelphia Host Celebrity Chef JBF Award Winner Marc Vetri Guest Celebrity Chef JBF Award Winner Jeff Michaud Osteria/ Philadelphia Guest Celebrity Chef JBF Award Winner Koren Grieveson Avec/ Chicago 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. Thursday, October 28, 7:00 P.M. Modern Taste of Iceland Discerning foodies lucky enough to have recently eaten in Iceland know that volcanoes aren’t the only things causing excitement in that country. A culinary revolution has taken place in Reykjavik; fortunately for us, the leaders of this movement are bringing their Nordic-fusion cuisine to the Beard House. Friday, October 29, 7:00 P.M. Rugged Alaskan Luxury Located at the base of a glacier in the middle of a vast Alaskan national park, the historic McCarthy Lodge’s setting is the definition of remote. Though the resort’s secluded locale can make getting there a daunting task, Thomas Keller–trained chef Joshua Slaughter has created a famed dining destination that is well worth the journey. Saturday, October 30, 7:00 P.M. Fall, North and South “Prepare to be wowed,” wrote Miami Herald critic Rochelle Koff in her rave review of the Forge, the historic and blazing-hot restaurant where executive chef Dewey LoSasso serves an ambitious, playful menu. For this autumnal homage, to be accompanied by Joseph Phelps wines, LoSasso will source ingredients from Miami and the North Fork. For details and reservations, visit or call 212.627.2308.