Here’s a taste of what’s on tap today at the Beard House.
Beard on Books, 12:00 P.M.
Susan Ungaro, Alison Tozzi Liu, and Anya Hoffman
James Beard's Classic All-American Eats: Recipes and Stories from Our Best-Loved Local Restaurants
Each year the James Beard Foundation adds a new roster of local dining legends to its storied list of America’s Classics. From Totonno’s in Brooklyn to Camp Washington’s Cincinnati Chili to San Francisco’s Yank Sing, these timeless institutions span from coast to coast, representing some of the best of our national nostalgia-inducing cuisines. Now hungry readers will finally have the chance to taste some of these regional delicacies without leaving their own kitchens, thanks to James Beard's Classic All-American Eats: Recipes and Stories from Our Best-Loved Local Restaurants, a collection of the most craveable recipes from America’s Classics honorees. Join us as JBF president Susan Ungaro, editorial director Alison Tozzi Liu, and contributing editor Anya Hoffman share insights into the process of exploring the backgrounds and best bites of these long-loved eateries.
Sardinian Lamb Feast, 7:00 P.M.
Andrew Wood and Pastry Chef Kristin Wood
Husband-and-wife team Andrew and Kristin Wood have made a name for themselves with the masterful whole-animal cooking at their Philadelphia eatery, Russet. The duo last appeared at the Beard House in 2012, where they served up a rustic yet elegant brunch, but tonight they make their triumphant return to the Beard House to present their unique vision of a traditional Sardinian lamb feast. The dinner combines the couple's commitment to sourcing locally with Andrew’s deep knowledge of butchery and Italian flavors. With a wide-ranging menu celebrating the best of the island’s bounty, from Grilled Spiny Lobsters with Bottarga to Semolina Pasta with Sardinian-Style Pork Sausage–Hot Pepper Ragù to (of course) Wood Fire–Roasted Whole Lamb with Potato–Goat Cheese Crostata and Sardinian Olives, this dinner is a slam-dunk for lamb lovers and Italophiles alike.
For all upcoming Beard House dinners, check out our events calendar.