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On the Menu: Week of October 27

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October 24, 2014

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

Monday, October 27–Tuesday, October 28
The JBF Food Conference

Convening a diverse group of thought leaders, the James Beard Foundation Food Conference will explore the myriad ways in which food supports personal and public health; fails to deliver on the promise of better health; and both drives and responds to other cultural forces in America today. Learn more and watch a live stream at jbffoodconference.org.

Wednesday, October 29, 5:00 P.M.
Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Minneapolis
If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at dhbrown@jamesbeard.org or 212.627.1128. Proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarships and culinary programs.

Wednesday, October 29, 7:00 P.M.
Autumn Luxe
Rhy Waddington’s career has brought him from his native Australian countryside to one of the most elite private clubs in the United States, where he has garnered acclaim for his spectacular presentations. His return visit to the Beard House is your chance to get a taste of the globe-trotting chef’s exquisite autumnal dishes.

Thursday, October 30, 7:00 P.M.
Vincent Price: Legendary Gourmet
In addition to his horror film mastery, legendary actor Vincent Price was also a true gourmand, co-authoring with his wife A Treasury of Great Recipes, a cookbook/guide to their favorite restaurants. In honor of its50th anniversary, Price’s daughter Victoria and acclaimed chef Francesco Palmieri will celebrate the King of Horror’s legacy by drawing from the tome to call forth gastronomic ghosts of kitchens past. 

Friday, October 31, 6:00 P.M.
Celebrity Chef Tour: San Antonio
For reservations or more information, please visit celebritycheftour.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or jmarshall@jamesbeard.org.

Saturday, November 1, 6:30 P.M.
Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Dallas
If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at dhbrown@jamesbeard.org or 212.627.1128. Proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarships and culinary programs.

Saturday, November 1, 7:00 P.M.
Topolobampo 25th Anniversary Celebration
Ever since JBF Award winner Rick Bayless and his wife, Deann, first opened its doors in 1989, Chicago’s Topolobampo has garnered countless accolades, and it remains one of the country’s most respected fine-dining establishments. Join us as we fête the restaurant’s silver anniversary with a vibrant, soulful menu that celebrates ancient Mexican flavors.