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On the Menu: Week of December 1

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

November 28, 2014


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

Tuesday, December 2, 7:00 P.M.
South America via Sedona 
Chef and restaurant owner Lisa Dahl is known for her finessed Italian cooking, but a recent trip to Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay inspired her to go in a whole new direction for her next venture. Guests at this dinner will be treated to a special preview of Mariposa, Dahl’s forthcoming and eagerly awaited South American restaurant.

Wednesday, December 3, 12:00 P.M.
Enlightened Eaters: Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet 
With the world population expected to hit nine billion in 2050, feeding the globe has become a top priority. Food columnist Sarah Elton tackles this problem head on in her latest work, Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet. Elton crosses three continents to reveal real threats to our global food system, along with highlighting the pioneers and innovators who are working against time to fight for our collective future.

Wednesday, December 3, 6:30 P.M.
Celebrity Chef Tour: Sarasota, FL 
For reservations or more information, please visit For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or

Wednesday, December 3, 7:00 P.M.
Tuscan Holiday Table 
In her villa located in a tiny Tuscan town between Pisa and Lucca, Sandra Rosy Lotti brings her passion for the region’s authentic, rustic cuisine to her cooking classes. For her return to the Beard House, she will be joined by her son Alessio, who will help her craft a decadent winter feast. 

Thursday, December 4, 7:00 P.M.
Preserving Autumn Flavors 
Formerly of New York City’s legendary ‘21’ Club, John Greeley recently decamped to become the new executive chef at Crystal Springs, overseeing the resort’s extensive roster of dining concepts. Join us for the accomplished chef’s Beard House tribute to comforting late fall flavors.

Friday, December 5, 6:30 P.M.
End of Prohibition Hoorah Cocktail Party 
On December 5, 1933, Prohibition was repealed—and we’re obviously big fans of that legislation. To toast the anniversary of the spirited occasion, we’ve enlisted a group of talented New York City chefs and mixologists to create a walk-around tasting party with decadent canapés and cocktails. Cheers! 

Saturday, December 6, 10:00 A.M.
Gingerbread House Workshop for Children 
Session One: 10:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M.; Session Two: 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Turn up the holiday magic for your little ones with a fun-filled afternoon of confectionary creativity. Food writer and master builder Joanne Lamb Hayes will lead budding architects and candy lovers (along with their adult chaperones) in crafting the edible abodes of their dreams in this seasonal Beard House favorite.

Sunday, December 7, 6:00 P.M.
The 13th Annual JBF Greens Holiday Party 
Join the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) as we celebrate the season at our annual holiday party. Don’t miss this chance to explore our namesake’s home and sample culinary delights from some of the city’s most exciting chefs. Festive cocktails featuring Fever-Tree and brands from Anchor Distilling Company by acclaimed Mixologist Greg Seider of Manhattan Cricket Club and the Summit Bar, NYC, fine wines from St. Francis Winery, and beers from Stella Artois will keep everyone in good cheer. A goodie bag and heaps of holiday joy are guaranteed.