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On the Menu: Week of March 10

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

March 08, 2013


A scene from the James Beard House kitchen

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

Monday, March 11, 7:00 P.M.

Ooh La l’Amour

​Nearly 20 years ago, Bernard and Sarah Bouissou found love in French cuisine—and with each other—while working at New York City’s legendary Le Cirque. Today the husband-and-wife team indulge their shared passion for French cuisine at their eponymous restaurant and wine bar.

Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 P.M.

From Scratch Sessions: Japanese Essentials

Acclaimed chef and cookbook author Tadashi Ono will teach us the finer points of making onigiri, Japan’s adorable rice-based snack food. Sake expert Timothy Sullivan will also be on hand to walk us through sake basics, including its production and various classifications. Participants will taste several samples from Dassai Sake.

Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 P.M.

From Garden to Table

Bon Appétit once called Talula’s Table one of the country’s toughest reservations to snag, but food lovers now have more opportunities to experience Aimee Olexy’s inspired seasonal dishes at Talula’s Garden, a joint venture with renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr.

Wednesday, March 13, 12:00 noon

Beard on Books: Alex Hitz

​Television personality and restaurateur Alex Hitz masterfully marries the homespun style of his mother’s Atlanta kitchen with the lessons he learned while working with some of the world’s greatest chefs in his cookbook, My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist, yielding classic comfort food with a refined, elegant touch.

Wednesday, March 13, 7:00

The Latin Road Home

Join JBF Award winner Jose Garces for a celebration of his new book, The Latin Road Home. Like the book, the night’s menu will trace a culinary path through the countries that have inspired the renowned chef’s pan-Latin cuisine, starting in his native Ecuador and on through Peru, Mexico, Cuba, and Spain.

Thursday, March 14, 7:00 P.M.

The Beauty of Basilicata

​Nestled between Apulia and Campania in Southern Italy, Basilicata is a mountainous region known for its vibrant food culture. Luigi Diotaiuti, an Italian native and D.C. superstar with a personality to match his bold cooking, has designed a phenomenal menu in homage to the cuisine of this beautiful and beloved area.

Friday, March 15, 7:00 P.M.

Modern Chinese

With locations that span from New York City to the Middle East, Hakkasan is known worldwide for its alluring brand of stylish, Chinese-inspired cuisine. Join us when we welcome the restaurant group’s elite team, who will prepare a menu of forward-thinking, Far East–style fare.

Friday, March 15–Sunday, March 17

The New Jersey Wine & Food Festival

Join us when top chefs and winemakers come together to benefit the James Beard Foundation at the fifth annual New Jersey Wine & Food Festival at Crystal Springs Resort. The weekend-long array of festivities includes a grand tasting featuring 25 restaurants and 30 wineries, a VIP experience and silent auction, a book signing with the JBF Award–winning guest of honor José Andrés, wine and bourbon tastings, a Champagne brunch, and much more.