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On the Menu: September 13 to September 19



September 11, 2009


Kitchen Here’s what happening at the Beard House next week and around the country next week: Monday, September 14, 7:00 P.M. Daniel Boulud Dinner Over the past three decades, iconic chef Daniel Boulud has helped reinvent French cuisine in the United States, inspiring myriad chefs to strive for culinary greatness along the way. Join us when the top toques in Boulud’s empire come together to celebrate their mentor at this extraordinary culinary homage. Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 P.M. Spanish Wine Lovers’ Dinner Innovative NYC chef Josh DeChellis has turned his attention to Spain at the much-raved-about La Fonda del Sol, the reincarnation of the ahead-of-its-time namesake eatery that was once in the same location. For this dinner the talented chef will pair a vibrant menu of clean, authentic flavors with an intriguing selection of Spanish wines. Wednesday, September 16, 12:00 P.M. Beard on Books Hardcore carnivore Betty Fussell details the history of the American beef industry and evaluates the challenges that it faces today in Raising Steaks: The Life and Times of American Beef. Approaching the industry from every angle, Fussell’s critique of the world of beef leaves no steak unturned: she visits independent butchers and large-scale producers, meets a diverse cast of workers who live and breathe cow, and learns about our federal system for grading cuts of meat. Mindful of the industry’s problems while reverent of its scale and impact on our food culture, Raising Steaks is a thorough, objective, and passionate survey of a decidedly American tradition. Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 P.M. Berkshire Grown Though we can’t re-create the crisp mountain air or brilliant foliage of autumn in the Berkshires, we can bring you a taste of the exquisite area’s rich culinary culture. Join us for a celebration of New England’s bounty with an enticing menu of locally grown ingredients prepared by this hyper-talented group of chefs. Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 P.M. Celebrity Chef Tour: Boston 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. For details and reservations, visit or call 212.627.2308. (Photo by Krishna Dayanidhi)