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On the Menu: Week of January 19

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

January 17, 2014


Upcoming events at the James Beard Foundation

Here's what's on the Beard House calendar next week:

Wednesday, January 22, 12:00 noon

Beard on Books

Yes, Chef: A Memoir chronicles JBF Award winner Marcus Samuelsson’s incredible journey, from being orphaned in Ethiopia, to his adoption and childhood in Sweden, to his arrival in New York City, where his work at Aquavit earned him a coveted New York Times three-star rating at the tender age of 24. His career trajectory led him to White House dinners, reality show triumphs, and, ultimately, the opening of his acclaimed Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem, where he’s fulfilled his dream of creating a truly diverse, multicultural dining room.

Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 P.M.

Wine Country Enchantment

For more than a century oenophiles have flocked to San Ysidro Ranch, a luxurious hideaway nestled in the foothills of Southern California's stunning wine country. Join us at the Beard House when the property's talented chef, Matthew Johnson, will craft a tantalizing menu that celebrates one of the most prized delicacies of California terroir: the Meyer lemon.

Thursday, January 23, 7:00 P.M.

Winter Farm Harvest

Come in from the cold and nourish your body and soul with this incredible winter feast celebrating the bounty of Maryland's Richardson Farms. Feel the chill melt away as you tuck into chef Ben Simpkins's scrumptious menu of rich braises and elegantly prepared seasonal produce.  

Friday, January 24, 7:00 P.M.

Eat. Drink. Barcelona.

Barcelona is one of the world’s most exciting food cities, and chef Marc Vidal (who trained under luminaries such as Ferran Adrià and Alain Ducasse) recreates the culinary magic of his enchanting hometown at Boqueria. Invite your food-loving friends for a dinner of Vidal’s exceptional dishes, paired with gorgeous Spanish wines.