Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Monday, September 20, 7:00 P.M. Artisanal Wine Celebration Husband-and-wife team Gabe and Katherine Thompson, along with business partner Joe Campanale, have hit three home runs with their unassuming trattorias and wine bars in the West Village. Former disciples of Batali and Bastianich, this talented trio has wowed trendy downtowners and critics alike with their carefully selected wine lists and delicious Italian fare. Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 P.M. California Dreams At the Desert Springs Resort & Spa, a luxurious oasis in the Coachella Valley, the hotel’s culinary program highlights the produce of this prolific agricultural region. The resort’s Beard House dinner will be no exception—the property’s chefs have created a menu of modern American dishes that celebrate California’s abundance. Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 P.M. Teammates in the Kitchen Presented by New York Mets and Citi Meet and greet with Mets alumni Sid Fernandez John Franco Tom Seaver Darryl Strawberry Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 P.M. Celebrity Chef Tour: Charlotte, NC Host Celebrity Chef Gene Briggs Guest Celebrity Chef Kevin Gillespie Woodfire Grill/ Atlanta Guest Celebrity Chef Eli Kirshtein Guest Celebrity Chef Bruce Moffett Barrington’s Restaurant/ Charlotte, NC Guest Celebrity Pastry Chef Geoffrey Blount 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. Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 P.M. Denver Five Beard House diners will get a taste of the Mile High City when the acclaimed Denver Five bring their eclectic and much heralded Colorado cuisine to New York. Join the stars of Denver’s culinary scene as they prepare dishes that highlight the fresh local ingredients of their hometown. Thursday, September 23, 7:00 P.M. I Love Brandt Beef On his sophisticated steakhouse menu at Boston’s Grill 23 & Bar, chef Jay Murray highlights the sustainably raised meats of natural beef pioneer Brandt Beef. For this special carnivores’ dinner, Murray and Brandt will team up to create a luxurious tip-to-tail beef menu. Friday, September 24, 7:00 P.M. Celebrity Chef Tour: Atlanta Host Chef Jonathan Jerusalmy Guest Celebrity Chef Kenny Gilbert PGA National Resort & Spa/ Palm Beach Gardens, FL Guest Celebrity Chef Kelly Liken Restaurant Kelly Liken/ Vail, CO 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. September 25, 7:00 P.M. Michelin Star At 26 years old, Perry Hoffman already has quite an impressive culinary pedigree. The Napa native (and grandson of the original French Laundry owners) recently garnered a Michelin star for his impeccable wine-inspired cuisine at étoile at Domaine Chandon, one of California’s premier wineries. For details and reservations, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events or call 212.627.2308.