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On the Menu: Week of November 17

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November 14, 2014

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

Monday, November 17, 7:00 P.M.
Taste of Portugal
Portuguese native Rui Correia worked at some of New York City’s top kitchens, including Gotham Bar & Grill, Union Square Café, and Mesa Grill, before opening Douro, the Greenwich, Connecticut, restaurant where he is channeling his heritage and gaining widespread acclaim for his bold Portuguese–Mediterranean dishes.

Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 P.M.
London Calling
Perched on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower in London, Duck & Waffle boasts a setting spectacular enough to match wunderkind chef Daniel Doherty’s remarkable cuisine. The chef’s playful, modern take on British cookery has earned him universal renown and has placed his restaurant at the top of the U.K. food scene. Join us as we celebrate his just-released Duck & Waffle cookbook.

Thursday, November 20, 7:00 P.M.
The New England Kitchen
Jeremy Sewall has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, Gourmet, and Bon Appétit for his Boston-area restaurants. To celebrate his first cookbook, The New England Kitchen, this JBF Rising Star nominee will heighten regional dishes through his signature expertise in seafood and seasonality, which has made his American cuisine a standout.

Friday, November 21, 6:00 P.M.
Celebrity Chef Tour: Missoula, MT
For reservations or more information, please visit celebritycheftour.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or jmarshall@jamesbeard.org.

Friday, November 21, 7:00 P.M.
Pinot Noir Sensation
Celebrated California chef Ken Frank of the legendary La Toque restaurant in Napa is renowned for offering a superlative wine-and- food-pairing experience. At this dinner, Frank will pair his stunning contemporary menu with a selection of California Pinot Noirs curated by wine expert and JBF Award winner Karen MacNeil.

Saturday, November 22, 7:00 P.M.
L.A. Hot Spot
Unanimously praised as among the best new restaurants to open in L.A. last year, Trois Mec sealed Ludo Lefebvre’s reputation as one of the country’s most exhilarating chefs. You won’t want to miss this Beard House event, which will highlight the creativity that abounds in all of Lefebvre’s concepts.