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On the Menu: Week of December 16

Betty Gold

Betty Gold

December 14, 2012


Chefs assemble in the kitchen at the Beard House.

Here's what's happening at the James Beard House and around the country next week:

Friend of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Las Vegas

Monday, December 17, 5:30 P.M.

Join internationally renowned chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay and executive chef Kevin Hee for a spectacular five-course feast at this very special Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner. The much sought-after steakhouse will serve as the backdrop for this elegant Sin City affair.

Capital Christmas

Monday, December 17, 7:00 P.M.

In a city with no shortage of power dining spots, the Federalist sets itself apart with an incredible farm-to-table menu created by Bacchanalia and Vidalia alum Harper McClure, a spectacular cocktail menu, and a DuPont Circle setting adjacent to the historic Madison hotel.

Vibrant Italian

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

Sit down to a meal of vibrant Italian cuisine at any of the DePersio family's trio of charming New Jersey establishments and you're sure to feel like you're part of the family. Join chef (and Jean Georges and Bouley alum) Ryan, his brother Anthony, and their mother, pastry chef Cynthia, when they make their return to the Beard House.

Alison's Holiday Feast

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

At new restaurant Alison Eighteen, longtime New York City restaurateur Alison Price Becker and impressive executive chef Juan Carlos Landazuri team up to take refined, seasonally focused dining to the next level, combining his alluring food with the revered “Alison” hospitality.

White Truffle Extravaganza

Thursday, December 20, 7:00 P.M.

For our annual ode to luxurious white truffles, we've tapped Milan-born chef Mario Cassineri of the global and chic BiCE Restaurant Group to do the honors. This season, indulge in one of nature's most decadent and elusive treats at the Beard House with this spectacular Northern Italian feast.