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On the Menu: Week of July 14

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

July 11, 2014


The James Beard House

Here's what’s happening at the James Beard House next week: 

Monday, July 14, 7:00 P.M  
Bastille Day Elegance 
David Gilbert is revolutionizing fine dining in Detroit with the recent opening of Marais, hailed as “Restaurant of the Year” by Hour Detroit, which described a meal there as “simply extraordinary.” Stints working for Thomas Keller and Michel Bras are obvious influences: Gilbert’s extremely ambitious, elegant menu is executed with aplomb.

Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 P.M 
Summer Wine Dinner at Cookbuzz Wine Studio 
Join the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) as we celebrate summer at the acclaimed Corkbuzz. The chefs at Corkbuzz will prepare a delicious multi-course menu highlighting the vibrancy of the season, to be expertly paired with owner and master sommelier Laura Maniec’s favorite summer wines.

Tuesday, July 15, 7:00 P.M 
San Francisco Stunner 
On its website, Commonwealth is described as a “progressive American restaurant,” a term that applies not only to its modern, ingredient-focused cuisine but also to its business model: ten dollars from the sale of every tasting menu is donated to local charities. Chef and co-owner Jason Fox (a JBF Award semifinalist) hails from San Francisco’s highly acclaimed Bar Tartine.

Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 P.M
Beard on Books 
An all-encompassing ode to dessert, Susan Meisel's New York Sweets shows off the best of what the Big Apple's bakeshops have to offer. Complete with tantalizing recipes, this gastronomic guide takes you on a sugar-filled tour of the city's most delectable desserts, tasting treats from one neighborhood to the next.

Wednesday, July 16, 7:00 P.M 
Summer Italian Feast 
E. Michael Pagliarini, who has family ties to Umbria and trained under Grant Achatz and Heston Blumenthal, displays serious cooking chops and a profound understanding of classic Italian cuisine at Giulia, which earned an enthusiastic three-star review from the Boston Globe last year.

Friday, July 18 to Saturday, July 19, 6:00 P.M to 10:00 P.M 
Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner - Walla Walla, WA 
If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at or 212.627.1128.