On the Menu: September 18 through September 23
September 16, 2011
You won't want to miss this event-packed week at the Beard House! Sunday, September 18, 6:00 P.M. Third Annual Brooklyn Cooks For one night only we're bringing the best of Brooklyn to the Beard House. Join us for a special multi-course dinner prepared by the chefs, wine experts, and butchers that make Brooklyn the city's most creative food borough. Monday, September 19, 7:00 P.M. Chefs Behind the Chef Great chefs know they are only as good as the people they hire. As the executive chef of both A Voce outposts, Missy Robbins not only oversees the restaurants’ uniquely authentic-yet-modern Italian cuisine but has also assembled a top-notch team of chefs whose impressive skills highlight the striking talent of their mentor. Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 P.M. The Rioja Experience Owned by actor Richard Gere, the Bedford Post Inn has become a food lovers’ destination, known for the refined yet approachable cuisine proffered at the property’s renowned Farmhouse restaurant. Inspired by exceptional Rioja wines from R. López de Heredia, Farmhouse executive chef Jeremy McMillan has prepared a spectacular wine-focused menu. Wednesday, September 21, 12:00 P.M. Beard on Books: Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table: More than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours celebrates delectable French home cooking. Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 P.M. Denver Five Remix The talented chefs of FIVE™ make their annual appearance at the Beard House, bringing an eclectic menu that highlights the evolving culinary traditions of the Mile High City. With globally inspired twists on comfort classics, inventive cocktails, and excellent wine pairings, this menu is as dramatic as the Rocky Mountain landscape itself. Thursday, September 22, 7:00 P.M. Rare Italian Wine Dinner The pedigreed chefs and wine director from the opulent Restaurant Latour are returning to the Beard House for an outstanding wine lovers’ meal. Diners will be treated to a menu of luxurious Italian-inspired cuisine paired with a cache of rare Italian wines from the resort’s stunningly curated, Wine Spectator Grand Award–winning cellar. Friday, September 23, 6:30 P.M. Beard on Wine: The Belinda Chang Sessions Do you a have a classic palate or do you love the wine world's neo-classics? Our first session will feature a fun head-to-head, side-by-side guided tasting of Old World classics and New World neo-classic wines. Sommelier Belinda Chang from New York's Monkey Bar and Keri Levens, wine director at Aquavit, will go deep into their cellars to pour for you their favorite classified growth Bordeaux, Grand Cru Burgundy, Washington State Meritage, Oregan Pinot Noir, and more! They will defend their selections and you will be the judge at this casual and educational wine tasting. Classes are one hour long and each features a tasting and discussion of six special wines. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.