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On the Menu: Week of August 17

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

August 14, 2015


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

Monday, August 17, 7:00 P.M

Southern Charm

After honing his skills at Little Rock’s acclaimed Ashley’s at the Capital Hotel, chef Matthew Bell has struck out on his own with South on Main, a restaurant and performance venue that marries music, readings, screenings, and more with a menu of refined regional fare. Come to the Beard House for a taste of Bell’s sophisticated take on Southern favorites, for a meal that’s sure to be worthy of a standing ovation.

Tuesday, August 18, 7:00 P.M.

Philly Meets Pittsburgh

Square 1682, Philadelphia
No rivalries here: for this special Beard House dinner, chefs from stylish Kimpton Hotel properties in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh will unite to collaborate on a summer tasting that highlights the best bounty across Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, August 19, 12:00 P.M.

Beard on Books

In her first cookbook, From the Tip of My Tongue, Cindy Hutson highlights her signature “cuisine of the sun,” which incorporates tropical ingredients and culinary traditions into modern culinary techniques. Featuring over 75 recipes that span her childhood haunts, international destinations, and her three lauded restaurants in the U.S. and the Caribbean, home cooks are sure to bask the glow of this vibrant fare.

Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 P.M.

Ultimate Beach Luxury

Guests at Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton reserve, come for the unparalleled dining as well as the stunningly unspoiled coastal setting. Enjoy a taste of all the exclusive resort has to offer when its team of five chefs arrives at the Beard House to showcase their refined and quietly elegant interpretations of modern Puerto Rican cuisine.

Thursday, August 20, 7:00 P.M. 

Phoenix Chowdown

From scoop to slice and growler to glass, the Upward Projects restaurants seems to have an answer for Phoenix diners’ every hunger pang. Join us at the Beard House for a taste of their culinary cornucopia, as chef Chris Newstrom joins beverage director Brent Karlicek for a sampling of the Southwest.