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On the Menu: Week of November 10

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November 07, 2014

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Here's what's coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:

Monday, November 10, 7:00 P.M.
Tuscany Meets Carolina
The former chef at the renowned Barn at Blackberry Farm, Adam Cooke has brought his detailed and creative fare to Restaurant 17 at Hotel Domestique, nestled in the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains. The gorgeous setting inspires Cooke’s menu, which masterfully incorporates Tuscan influences in his modern, Southern-inflected dishes.

Tuesday, November 11, 6:00 P.M.
Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Philadelphia
Chef Al Paris has brought together a dynamic team of chefs to pay homage to Georges Perrier and his half-century tenure as one of Philadelphia’s most celebrated toques.

Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 P.M.
Denver's Nordic Style
Taught to cook by his Finnish grandmother, Ryan Leinonen marries the New Nordic larder with a classic American sensibility, offering Denver dwellers a dining experience that’s at once adventurous and comforting. Help us welcome him and his team at Trillium’s Beard House debut.

Wednesday, November 12, 12:00 P.M.
Beard on Books: Melissa's 50 Best Plants on the Planet
Award-winning food columnist Cathy Thomas brings together an encyclopedic guide to cooking the most nutritious fruits and vegetables in Melissa's 50 Best Plants on the Planet, presented by Melissa’s Produce, the largest supplier of specialty produce in the U.S. This comprehensive tome features 150 recipes, nutritional information, and tips for buying and storing the market’s best produce.

Wednesday, November 12, 6:00 P.M.
Celebrity Chef Tour: Savannah, GA
For reservations or more information, please visit celebritycheftour.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or jmarshall@jamesbeard.org.

Wednesday, November 12, 7:00 P.M.
French, Italian, Delicious
At Parigi in Dallas, chef and owner Janice Provost serves ingredient-focused cuisine with French and Italian influences. The night’s dinner, prepared by Janice and her all-woman culinary brigade, will feature an impeccable menu and superb pairings from Walt Wines and Hall Wines, owned by esteemed female vintner Kathryn Walt Hall.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Mid-Atlantic Marvel
Jay Caputo won the hearts of summer vacationers and locals alike with his mid-Atlantic mainstays Espuma and Rose & Crown. For this Beard House dinner, he’ll use regional ingredients to combine his restaurants’ mouthwatering Mediterranean and gastropub styles—proving the Delaware shore is worth a trip any time of the year.

Friday, November 14, 7:00 P.M.
JBF Gala: Celebrating Charlie Trotter and the New American Cuisine
Friends and protégés of the late, legendary chef pay tribute to his enduring influence on American dining.