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On the Menu: Week of April 20

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

April 17, 2015


Here's what's coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:

Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 P.M.
Local and Salted, Pacific Northwest 
A selmelier is a sommelier for salt, an expert in the use of culinary finishing salts. At this dinner, chef Michael Stanton of the esteemed Heathman Restaurant & Bar in Portland, Oregon, will partner with pioneering selmelier Mark Bitterman to create a gorgeous, French-inspired, Pacific Northwest feast.

Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 P.M.
Women of the Wild West 
Alberta may be known as the home province of the Calgary Stampede, but cattle are just one small aspect of the region’s native bounty. We’ve gathered an acclaimed all-female lineup for an eye-opening and hearty feast that highlights the best local game, produce, and wines from this neighbor up north.

Thursday, April 23, 7:00 P.M.
American Comfort Food Redefined 
A powerhouse group of cutting-edge chefs has assembled to reconfigure the landscape of American comfort food. Join us for a thrilling, innovative feast that simultaneously indulges in nostalgia while pushing the envelope through exquisite culinary techniques aimed to inject local, seasonal flavors into our nation’s edible zeitgeist.

Saturday, April 25, 6:00 P.M.
Celebrity Chef Tour, Dayton, OR 
For reservations or more information, please visit For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or

Saturday, April 25, 7:00 P.M.
Laetitia Wine Celebration 
In-the-know oenophiles know that the Central Coast boasts superlative winemaking, as well as world-class dining. For this special Beard House dinner, the team behind the award-winning Laetitia Vineyard & Winery and the nearby Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar will join forces to spotlight the region’s rich bounty and terroir.