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On the Menu: Week of November 16

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

November 13, 2015


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

Monday, November 16, 7:00 P.M.

Road Trip: Montreal

With numerous New York Times raves under his belt, David DiBari has been praised for his creative energy and boundary-pushing menus at his two Westchester hot spots. This brazen culinary charmer will use his soulful, lusty cuisine to take Beard House diners on a journey inspired by his passion for Montreal's decadent food scene.

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 P.M.

An Edible Expedition

Known among epicureans and Sex and the City fans the world over for its trailblazing Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian fare, the SushiSamba empire is once again forging new territory. Be there when the iconic restaurant group celebrates the launch of its “Culinary Cocktail” concept at the Beard House with cutting-edge libations (think Japanese Whiskey Old Fashioneds with a Kobe Beef–Fat Wash) that match the haute cuisine.

Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 P.M.

Celebrity Chef Tour: Birmingham, MI

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or

Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 P.M.

Tacos: Recipes and Provocations

Alex Stupak made his name in the pastry world, but this Food & Wine Best New Chef is also known for his daring foray into Mexican cuisine with three acclaimed restaurants and now a cookbook, Tacos: Recipes and Provocations, which inspired the theme of this Beard House dinner.

Thursday, November 19, 7:00 P.M.

Truffles: Black and White

Piccolo Sogno has drawn Chicago diners in droves with its rustic Italian cuisine inspired by chef Tony Priolo’s Sicilian nonna. Join us at the Beard House as Priolo and co-owner/wine director Ciro Longobardo up the ante with rich, earthy, and aromatic black and white truffles for a night of decadent courses that will satisfy even the most dedicated funghi fanatic.

Friday, November 20, 5:30 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Tabernash, CO

If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at or 212.627.1128. 

Friday, November 20, 7:00 P.M.

Arizona Seven

Seven masterful chefs from the Grand Canyon State will showcase their innovative talents at the Beard House for a night of eclectic cuisine right out of the Sonoran Desert. From modern Mediterranean to old-school barbecue, these edgy Arizona chefs will demonstrate their common love of seasonal and local produce for a one-night-only culinary collaboration.

Saturday, November 21, 6:30 P.M.

Celebrity Chef Tour: Houston 

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or

Saturday, November 21, 7:00 P.M.

Italian Ancestry

You probably tasted Damian Sansonetti and Ilma Jeil Lopez’s cooking when the talented chefs cooked in top NYC kitchens, including DB Bistro, where the husband-and-wife team met. Join us at the Beard House for this exciting homecoming when they share their very personal cuisine inspired by their exceptional training and international roots.