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On the Menu: Week of October 20

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

October 17, 2014


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

Monday, October 20, 7:00 P.M 
Urban Mediterranean 
At Pittsburgh’s Cure, James Beard Award nominee Justin Severino has been garnering acclaim for his innovative approach to charcuterie and Italian–American cooking. Discover the restaurant’s signature “urban Mediterranean” cuisine at this Beard House dinner, as Severino takes a seasonal approach to nose-to-tail dining.

Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 P.M.
Maine Marvel 
“This is Portland dining at its finest,” wrote Katie Chang in Food Republic of David’s Opus Ten, adding that the restaurant-within-a-restaurant’s food is “understated, quietly confident, and unquestionably delicious.” Helmed by veteran chef David Turin, the dining destination is an intimate, 18-seat space that offers curated tasting menus of the chef’s exceptional New American cuisine.

Wednesday, October 22, 12:00 P.M 
Enlightened Eaters: Afro-Vegan 
Acclaimed cookbook author and chef Bryant Terry’s latest work, Afro-Vegan, merges his connection to African cuisines with his passion for food justice. Concerned about the increasing prevalence of diet-preventable diseases such as hypertension and type-2 diabetes, Terry has set out to revamp more than 100 recipes for a vegan lifestyle. This unique tome also includes insights into building community around food, as well as book and music recommendations, proving Afro-Vegan is good for the body and spirit.

Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 P.M.
Latour: Innovative Food, Stellar Wine 
An alum of Paris’s hallowed Pierre Gagnaire as well as pastry temple Pierre Hermé, Jean Paul Lourdes is now gracing the kitchen at the opulent Restaurant Latour. Diners at this Beard House dinner will be treated to a menu of the chef’s outstanding, ingredient-focused menu paired with spectacular wines from the restaurant’s award-winning wine cellar.

Thursday, October 23, 7:00 P.M.
Cutting-Edge Asian 
Far above the bustle of Bangkok, Sam Pang is literally bringing Asian cuisine to new heights at Breeze at Tower Club at Lebua, where diners sit 50 floors above the city. Don’t miss this opportunity to sample the future of Asian fare, where traditional flavors meet modern preparations, regardless of altitude.

Friday, October 24, 5:30 P.M.
Taste America: San Francisco 
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Friday, October 24, 6:00 P.M.
Taste America: Boston 
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Friday, October 24, 7:00 P.M 
Cascade of White Truffles 
The luxurious white truffle is one of nature’s most elusive delicacies, with a brief fall season that leaves epicureans clamoring to get their hands on the treasured tuber. For our annual ode to the famous fungi, Piedmont native Carlo Bigi and chef of John DeLucie’s Upper East Side swanky retreat Crown will treat us to a lavish, truffle-scented feast.

Saturday, October 25, 6:30 P.M
Celebrity Chef Tour: Kirkland, WA 
For reservations or more information, please visit For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or

Saturday, October 25, 7:00 P.M 
Ten Years of Tuscan Flavor 
It has been ten years since Gabriella Ganugi and the team from Florence, Italy’s Apicius began their annual sojourn to the Beard House to showcase their luscious Italian cooking. For this special anniversary dinner, chefs Andrea Trapani and Simone De Castro will be preparing their favorite dishes from the past decade.

Sunday, October 26, 5:30 P.M 
Friends of James Beard Benefit: Atlanta 
If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at or 212.627.1128. Proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarships and culinary programs.