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On the Menu: Week of May 4

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

May 02, 2014


Photo by Ken Goodman

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

Monday, May 5, 6:00 P.M. 
The 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards
The “Oscars of the food world” is getting louder! Our 2014 Awards theme, Sounds of the City, will celebrate the enduring relationship between music and food. From Nashville to New Orleans and Austin to Seattle, our lavish gala will highlight chefs from America’s favorite musical cities to create a delicious double bill of music and food. With JBF Award winner Ted Allen as the master of ceremonies and a stellar team of chefs, this year’s event is sure to strike a high note.​

Wednesday, May 7, 12:00 noon
Beard on Books 
With nearly three decades of experience as a chef and restaurateur, Anne Quatrano uses her industry expertise and appreciation for seasonal Southern-influenced fare as the focus of her long-awaited cookbook. Summerland: Recipes for Celebrating with Southern Hospitality is an ode to her family’s Georgia farm from which much of her four Atlanta restaurants source their produce. Organized by month, each chapter is centered on a seasonal celebration, complete with lush, sophisticated photographs of food and atmosphere alike.

Wednesday, May 7, 7:00 P.M. 
Sip and Savor Puerto Rico
Experience the vibrant flavors of Puerto Rico’s rich culinary traditions with chef Mario Pagán’s menu inspired by the sun-swathed, picturesque island. Served with a selection of boutique wines and fine Don Q rum to savor throughout the night, this elegant tasting event is sure to create tropical bliss—without the airfare and sunburn.

Thursday, May 8, 7:00 P.M. 
The Art of Spring
A semifinalist in this year’s run-up to the JBF Awards, chef Evan Hennessey is known throughout the Northeast for his dedication to local ingredients. The Per Se and Café Boulud alum will be bringing the best of New Hampshire’s spring bounty for his Beard House debut.​

Friday, May 9, 7:00 P.M.​
Beach Elegance
The luxurious accommodations, 20,000-square-foot oceanfront spa, and pristine white-sand beaches as far as the eye can see beckon travelers to Miami’s Acqualina Resort & Spa with an unparalleled standard of excellence—and its cuisine is no exception. With a myriad of world-class dining options, chef Dewey LoSasso satisfies the discerning palates of the jet-setting elite.

Saturday, May 10, 6:00 P.M. 
Celebrity Chef Tour: Dayton, OR
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 May 10, 7:00 P.M.  
Cincy in NYC
From its fine French bistros to its farmhouse-cozy neighborhood spots, Cincinnati is a worthy dining destination. As part of a New York City festival that will promote this Midwestern hub’s vibrant artistic community, we’re inviting some of the city’s top chefs to collaborate on a springtime Beard House menu.