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On the Menu: Week of April 6

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

April 03, 2015


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

Monday, April 6, 7:00 P.M.

Philly Elegance Meets Loire Wines 
Housed in the five-diamond Rittenhouse hotel, Lacroix is one of Philadelphia’s most prestigious restaurants; many of the city’s finest chefs have steered its kitchen at one time or another. The latest is Jon Cichon, who returns to the Beard House with a marvelous spring menu paired with exceptional wines from the Loire Valley.

Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 P.M.
Spring in Marin 
In a three-star review, Michael Bauer of the SF Chronicle described Molina as “a small, out-of-the-way restaurant that has such refinement and integrity that it makes you want to share the discovery with the world.” Indeed, the charming Mill Valley restaurant has earned widespread acclaim for its intimate ambience and chef Todd Shoberg’s outstanding, ingredient-driven cooking.

Wednesday, April 8, 12:00 P.M.
Beard on Books: Cookie Love
Although her restaurant is called HotChocolate, JBF Award winner Mindy Segal is a cookie lover at heart. In her new book, Cookie Love, she explores the endless possibilities of this doughy dessert, transforming classic recipes into elevated treats to delight both the adult palate and the inner child.

Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 P.M.
SoCal Farmhouse 
If you’ve been following chef Jeremy Fox and his inspired vegetable-focused food since he gained national acclaim at Northern California’s Ubuntu, you’ll want join us at the Beard House to see what the JBF Award nominee has been up to in Southern California.

Friday, April 10, 6:00 P.M.
Celebrity Chef Tour: Vail, CO
For reservations or more information, please visit For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or

Friday, April 10, 7:00 P.M.
Rustic Modern Vermont 
For many top Vermont restaurants, farm-to-table isn’t a fad, it’s simply a way of life. We’ve tapped JBF Award nominee Eric Warnstedt and chef Doug Paine to showcase the Green Mountain State’s vibrant culinary community, from farms and artisans to breweries and distilleries.

Saturday, April 11, 7:00 P.M.
Florida with a Southern Twist 
For Brian Cartenuto, cooking is all about your roots: his beloved Joey’s Italian Grill & Bar pays tribute to his heritage, while the raucous Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox is a nod to his native Florida Panhandle and its common culinary ground with the American South.