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On the Menu: Week of November 30

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

November 25, 2015


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

Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 P.M.

Basque Holiday

Atlanta hot spot Cooks & Soldiers draws its name from the annual Tamborrada festival in San Sebastián, where costumed locals march to the beat of drums and feast on Basque cuisine. Join us at the Beard House as Landon Thompson and John Castellucci transport guests to Spain for a sumptuous dinner sure to get your toes tapping.

Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 P.M.

East Meets West

After working his way through several high-end restaurants along the Pacific, chef Tin Vuong set his sights on BlackHouse Hospitality, where he now oversees the group’s ultra-hip cuisine. Join us for a taste of Little Sister’s European-inflected Southeast Asian cuisine blended with just the right amount of breezy, beachside SoCal sensibility—an ode to the best of both worlds.

Thursday, December 3, 7:00 P.M.

Benchmark Holiday

Get a fresh taste of ancient culinary artistry this season as chefs from the acclaimed Benchmark Hospitality International group return to the Beard House for their annual holiday dinner. With a lavish winter menu that highlights age-old practices of smoking, pickling, and curing, it’s sure to be a spectacular celebration of Old World methods with contemporary flair.

Friday, December 4, 6:00 P.M.

Celebrity Chef Tour: La Quinta, CA

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Friday, December 4, 7:00 P.M.

Repeal Day: A Spirited Scandinavian Sojourn

What better way to celebrate Repeal Day, the anniversary of the end of Prohibition, than with a cocktail-forward holiday feast? Andrew and Briana Volk, of the lauded Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, will bring their signature craft cocktails and Scandinavian fare to the Beard House for an unforgettable smörgasbord of tastes and tipples.

Saturday, December 5, 10:00 A.M.

Gingerbread House Workshop for Children 

Turn up the holiday magic for your little ones with a fun-filled afternoon of confectionary creativity. Food writer and master builder Joanne Lamb Hayes will lead budding architects and candy lovers (along with their adult chaperones) in crafting the edible abodes of their dreams in this seasonal Beard House favorite.

Saturday, December 5, 6:30 P.M.

Celebrity Chef Tour: Orlando, FL

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