Here's what the James Beard Foundation is up to next week:
Sunday, November 10, 5:30 P.M.
The iconic American Restaurant will serve as the backdrop for our perennial Friends of James Beard Benefit in Kansas City. This year, host chef Michael Corvino has culled a formidable team of talent from both near and far to join forces for a stunning menu of contemporary American cuisine.
Monday, November 11, 7:00 P.M.
Kitchen dynamo Paula DaSilva helped open the renowned 3030 Ocean in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, over a decade ago and recently returned as the restaurant’s new executive chef. For this dinner, DaSilva has gathered a group of her talented colleagues to serve a fall-themed menu highlighting the chefs’ favorite local farms and artisans.
Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 P.M.
Guests at the luxurious Forbes Four-Star Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge come as much for the food as for the exquisite setting in southeastern Charlotte. At the hotel’s highly acclaimed Gallery Restaurant, chef Timothy Toohey and pastry chef Keli Fayard serve elegant renditions of comfort food that showcase North Carolina artisanal and seasonal products.
Wedneday, November 13, 12:00 noon
Over the span of three decades, Judith Choate has written more than 100 cookbooks that have helped shape the framework of America’s culinary culture. In her latest work, An American Family Cooks, Choate enlists the help of her family to share dishes that range from perfected classics to exciting innovations that are sure to delight every member of your own family.
Wedneday, November 13, 7:00 P.M.
After Top Chef rocketed him to stardom, Mike Isabella won the hearts of Capitol City diners—and critics—with his innovative Italian restaurant concepts. Join us at the Beard House for a taste of Isabella’s latest venture, Kapnos, with this delectable menu inspired by the cuisine of northern Greece.
Thursday, November 14, 6:30 P.M.
At this special Friends of James Beard Benefit, we’re tapping some of the hottest chef talent from the City of Brotherly Love and having them collaborate on a glorious fall feast at the Academic Bistro, Drexel University’s state-of-the-art dining facility.
Friday, November 15, 7:00 P.M.
Women in Whites: The 2013 James Beard Foundation Gala
James Beard was a passionate champion of female cooks. Many of the women he supported, like Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, and Alice Waters, went on to become some of the most legendary figures in American food.
In honor of the accomplishments of women in our industry, the theme of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Gala is Women in Whites. We’ve invited some of the country’s most talented and successful female toques to craft an unforgettable multicourse meal, which will be complemented with exquisite pairings from renowned female winemakers.
Saturday, November 16, 7:00 P.M.
Oregon has seen its share of pioneers, but trailblazers like Sarah Schafer and Lynn Penner-Ash are setting a new course for women in food and wine. Schafer, who trained under Ken Oringer and Tom Colicchio, serves soulful, Southern-inflected fare at Irving St. Kitchen, and Penner-Ash, along with her husband, Ron, runs boutique winery Penner-Ash Wine Cellars.