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On the Menu: Week of June 17

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

June 15, 2012


James Beard House Dinner

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


Monday, June 18, 7:00 P.M.
The Art of Vetri
When the Philadelphia Inquirer critic Craig LaBan re-reviewed Marc Vetri’s eponymous flagship earlier this year, he gushed that “few places in America, let alone Philadelphia, can match Vetri’s combination of unique flavors.” Join us for an evening of exquisite Italian fare prepared by Vetri’s chef de cuisine, Adam Leonti.

Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 P.M.
Boutique Willamette Valley Wine
Back by popular demand, Josh Bergström returns to the Beard House to showcase wines from his family-owned and -operated winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Provisions from chef and fellow Oregonian Jason Stoller Smith will spotlight local ingredients and the distinctive flavors of the Pacific Northwest.

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 P.M.
Spain to Vermont
Formerly the chef at New York City’s Degustation, Spanish native Wesley Genovart traded in his urban lifestyle for the quiet hills of Vermont. With a cooking philosophy deeply rooted in the farm-to-table movement, his new restaurant offers up seasonal, local bounty from Vermont’s rich farmland with a modern Mediterranean twist.

Thursday, June 21, 7:00 P.M.
French Elegance
A protégé of New French cuisine masters Alain Senderens and Michel Guérard, Jose Martinez earned a Michelin star for his nuanced cooking at the original Paris location of Maison Blanche. Now in the relaxed seaside town of Longboat Key, Martinez offers artful, French-inspired fare in a tranquil and elegant setting.