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On the Menu: Week of April 20

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

April 18, 2014


Here's what's happening at the Beard House this week: 

Monday, April 21, 7:00 P.M.

Modern Japanese Izakaya

The brainchild of Japanese chef Ken Tominaga and JBF Award winner Michael Mina, PABU has introduced Baltimore to Japan’s version of the gastropub, or izakaya, where soulful small plates are the name of the game. Join us when executive chef Jonah Kim shares his take on this unique dining tradition.

Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 P.M.

Made in Memphis

This spirited collaboration of Tennessee’s culinary titans is music to our ears and palates. Join us as the talented group pays homage to their hometown with a spectacular menu of Southern-inspired, Memphis-made fare.

Wednesday, April 23, 12:00, noon

Enlightened Eaters: Carolyn O'Neil

Thanks to author, registered dietitian, and television personality Carolyn O'Neil, now you can have your biscuits and eat them, too. In Southern Living's The Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon, the JBF Award winner shares menus and recipes that deliver authentic Southern flavor without the typical calories. Focusing on healthier ingredients such as peaches, pecans, okra, leafy greens, and sweet potatoes, O'Neil paves the way for a well-balanced Southern palate.

Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 P.M.

World of Umami Burger

Named for the elusive fifth taste and savory flavor sensation, Umami Burger first took root in Los Angeles and has swiftly gained a cult-like following with its expansion across California, Florida, and New York. Join us in exploring the visionary empire’s philosophy and repertoire of seasonal, local, and innovative eats at this burger-turned-haute-cuisine event.​

Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 P.M.


The Celebrity Chef Tour began in 2004 as a way to bring the unique experience of dining at New York City’s historic James Beard House to cities around the country. At each Celebrity Chef Tour dinner, some of the nation’s top chefs come together to create a fantastic multiple course dinner. Like at the James Beard House, guests have the rare opportunity to interact with the participating chefs while enjoying the luxurious atmosphere of our nation’s finest restaurants. Each Celebrity Chef Tour meal is a work of artistry and craftsmanship that you won’t soon forget.

Thursday, April 24, 7:00 P.M. ​

Luscious Italian

At her beloved Portland restaurants, five-time JBF Award nominee Cathy Whims infuses rustic, traditional Italian fare with her elegant Pacific Northwest sensibility. Join us when she brings her masterful skills to the Beard House for a lavish meal that celebrates the robust, decadent cuisine of Italy’s famed Emilia-Romagna region.

Friday, April 25, 12:00, noon

Springtime Latin Lunch

What started as a Latin American–inspired supper club has evolved into a fully realized SoHo hot spot. Thanks to the talents of husband-and-wife owners Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe, Cómodo has more than found its footing: the Times called it “that little out-of-the-way place you search for from the moment you move to New York.”​

Saturday, April 26, 7:00 P.M.​

In Good Food We Trust​

What do you get when you combine ingredients exclusively sourced from New England, the former chef of Fenway Park, and a Kickstarter campaign? You get one of the most surprising and wholly unique restaurants to recently open in Boston. (You also get a very enthusiastic review from the Boston Globe.)