Here's what's on the JBF calendar next week:
Monday, April 29, 7:00 P.M.
When Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Starwood Hotels & Resorts joined forces to form Culinary Concepts, they created a global sensation that reflects the industry titan's renowned craft. Join us for this special Beard House dinner, featuring a tantalizing menu prepared by the hospitality group's most formidable chefs.
Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 P.M.
After a career spent running bustling kitchens around the country, chef Mark Berkner put down roots amid the rugged Sierra Nevada mountain range and opened Taste Restaurant. With the region’s diverse agriculture at his fingertips, chef Berkner offers diners refined, contemporary California cuisine as striking as the mountain vista itself.
Wednesday, May 1, 6:45 P.M.
A taste of American chef Daniel Rose’s cooking usually requires a flight to Paris and a reservation booked four months in advance. But now Los Angeles–area food lovers are in luck: the popular chef is taking over the kitchen at AnQi for this one-of-a-kind Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner.
Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 P.M.
For a taste of what happens when Old World flavors meet modern techniques, join us for David Plonowski’s take on tapas, which earned his eatery the title “Best Spanish Restaurant” from Los Angeles magazine last year. Winemaker Chris Keller will be on hand to pour stunning California wines made with Spanish varietals.
Thursday, May 2, 7:00 P.M.
With the recent openings of the critically lauded Pig and Khao from former Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen and the much beloved Umi Nom from chef King Phojanakong, Filipino food is poised to become the next big thing. Experience the dynamic, globally inspired cuisine at this incredible Beard House dinner.
Friday, May 3, 6:00 P.M.
At tonight’s celebration of achievement in a variety of food media, guests will be treated to a dinner prepared by chef, cookbook author, restaurateur, and co-host of ABC’s The Taste Brian Malarkey and chefs from his Southern California group of restaurants, who will be joining forces with Valrhona pastry chefs Sarah Kosikowski and Derek Poirier and host chef Matthew Riznyk.