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On the Menu: Week of November 2

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

October 30, 2015


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

Monday, November 2, 6:30 P.M. 

From Scratch Sessions: French Cheese and Rosé at Le District

Join the JBF Greens (foodies under 40) for an exploration of French cheeses and rosé wines at the chic new French food hall, Le District. Le District’s Elena Santogade, an ACS certified cheese professional, and Gabriella Macari from Château d’Esclans will introduce guests to some of France’s most delicious cheeses, and will explain how best to pair them with Provencal rosés. Guests will sample wines from Château d’Esclans, named Wine Enthusiast’s 2014 European Winery of the Year, including cult favorites Garrus, Les Clans, Rock Angel, and Whispering Angel.

Monday, November 2, 7:00 P.M.

Wild About Game

For this year’s annual game dinner, we welcome a new team of talented chefs to treat guests to an opulent spread of exotic meats. Brought to us by Fossil Farms, the premier game meat supplier and farm, it’s guaranteed to be a thrilling evening from beak to hoof.

Tuesday, November 3, 7:00 P.M.

Bay Area Supper Club

Named for its perch on a picturesque San Francisco slope, the casually elegant Hillside Supper Club boasts a seasonally driven menu of Italian-influenced California fare. Join us as chefs Tony Ferrari and Jonathan Sutton dazzle guests with their hyperlocal cuisine, sustainable wines, and neighborly zeal.

Wednesday, November 4, 12:00 P.M.

Beard on Books 

Alex Stupak is serious about Mexican food: so much so that he left an acclaimed career in fine-dining pastry to open Empellón Taqueria, the first of his mini-masa empire in New York City. In his new cookbook, Tacos: Recipes and Provocations, Stupak (aided by lauded food writer Jordana Rothman) breaks down his passion piece by piece, guiding readers on a journey from tortillas to salsas, to proteins and beyond. 

Wednesday, November 4, 6:30 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Chicago

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

Wednesday, Novemeber 4, 7:00 P.M.

Berkshire Pilgrimage

Although the area is best known for its cultural offerings and beatific bluffs, well-versed locavores know the Berkshires boast some of the best farm-to-table restaurants in the Northeast. Our annual Berkshire-themed dinner brings Beard House veterans together with talented newcomers for an evening showcasing the crème de la crème of the region’s agricultural opulence.

Thursday, November 5, 7:00 P.M.

Autumn on the French Riviera

A shining gem in multiple JBF Award winner Barbara Lynch’s empire of exceptional restaurants, Menton has been garnering accolades since it opened in 2010. Join chef Scott Jones and Beard Award–winning wine director Cat Silirie for an exceptional menu inspired by the restaurant’s namesake town on the French-Italian border.

Friday, November 6, 6:30 P.M.

Taste America: Los Angeles

For full chef lineup and event information, please visit

Friday, November 6, 7:00 P.M.

Savoring Seminole Gaming

Known for their deep connection to the land, Florida’s Seminoles are experts at transforming simple ingredients into flavorful dishes. Those high standards pervade their casino restaurants, bonding together diverse disciplines such as butchery and sushi with the ethos of highlighting the state’s bounty from surf to turf to plate.