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On the Menu: Week of March 23

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

March 21, 2014


Here's what's on JBF's calendar next week:

Sunday, March 23, 5:00 P.M.  

Sunday Supper at the Chelsea Market 

Set in a historic factory, Manhattan’s Chelsea Market is now home to some of the city's finest epicurean shops and restaurants. For our sixth annual Friends of James Beard Benefit, we've culled a formidable group of chefs to prepare a convivial family-style feast, which will be served in the market’s main hall.  

This year's Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market will raise funds to benefit the James Beard Foundation, Wellness in the Schools, and other charitable initiatives of the Jamestown Charitable Foundation. 

Monday, March 24, 7:00 P.M.  

Virginia Luxury Escape 

Perhaps it’s the Inn at Willow Grove’s Southern charm or its picturesque 40-acre estate that first lures guests, but what keeps its well-heeled patrons coming back is the world-class cuisine crafted by Jason Daniels. Join us to sample the elegant, masterfully prepared fare that’s made this boutique hotel a coveted destination.

Tuesday, March 25, 7:00 P.M.  

Cambridge Hot Spot

Get an early taste of one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2014. Michael Scelfo’s Alden & Harlow only just started serving diners, and has already garnered intense buzz. Join the renowned chef—formerly of the beloved Russell House Tavern—for a lavish Beard House dinner.

Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 P.M.

A Sustainable Seafood Dinner  

Join the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) at Sopra, a new intimate space within Amali, which is currently sitting pretty on Eater’s highly selective “38 Essential New York Restaurants” list. For this special event, we’ve enlisted Amali chef Rachel Goulet and fishmonger Gabrielle Stommel (a.k.a. Gabe the Fish Babe), one of the leaders of the sustainable fish movement. The duo will collaborate on a menu, paired with sustainable wines by Vias Imports, that will showcase a variety of local seafood—and prove just how delicious sustainability can be.

Thursday, March 27, 7:00 P.M.

Four by Flor Wine Exploration 

With their collection of impeccable restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn, wife-and-husband duo Alex Raij and Eder Montero have brought original regional Spanish–influenced cuisine to New York City. For their Beard House dinner, they will be showcasing sherries and wines produced in the sherry method: amazing food wines that will highlight this pair’s innovative style.

Friday, March 28, 7:00 P.M.

Louisiana Seafood Celebration

Award-winning executive chef Scott Varnedoe is at the helm of Restaurant IPO, a cool, modern American hot spot with Baton Rouge flair. Join Varnedoe and Aaron Brown for a menu highlighting pristine Louisiana seafood prepared with Varnedoe’s innovative, Southern-inspired savvy.

Friday, March 28, 7:00 P.M. to Sunday. March 30, 2:00 P.M.

New Jersey Wine & Food Festival 

Join us when top chefs and winemakers come together to benefit the James Beard Foundation at the sixth annual New Jersey Wine & Food Festival at Crystal Springs Resort. The weekend-long array of festivities includes the opening night gala with acclaimed chefs from around the country, a wine cellar dinner with guest of honor and JBF Award–winning chef David Bouley, the grand tasting featuring 30 restaurants and over 100 wines, winemaker tastings and seminars, a Champagne brunch, and much more.

Saturday, March 29, 6:00 P.M.

Celebrity Chef Tour: Eggleston, VA

The Celebrity Chef Tour began in 2004 as a way to bring the unique experience of dining at New York City’s historic James Beard House to cities around the country. At each Celebrity Chef Tour dinner, some of the nation’s top chefs come together to create a fantastic multiple course dinner. Like at the James Beard House, guests have the rare opportunity to interact with the participating chefs while enjoying the luxurious atmosphere of our nation’s finest restaurants. Each Celebrity Chef Tour meal is a work of artistry and craftsmanship that you won’t soon forget.

Saturday, March 29, 7:00 P.M.

Hops and Vines

Who says wine and beer can’t get along on the same menu? We’ve tapped the teams behind the award-winning and acclaimed restaurants of Washington’s Neighborhood Restaurant Group to craft a collaborative tasting that will feature superb wines and food-forward beers from their newest project, Bluejacket Brewery.