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On the Menu: Week of October 5

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

October 02, 2015


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

Monday, October 5, 7:00 P.M.

Boston Buzz

Last year perennial JBF Award nominee Matt Jennings made headlines and broke hearts in Providence when he decamped for Boston to open Townsman, one of the most hotly anticipated restaurant openings of 2015. Don’t miss this chance to see why he’s earned a cult-like following throughout New England and beyond.

Tuesday, October 6, 5:00 P.M.

Enlightened Eaters

The grand dame of food politics is back, and this time she’s taking on the soda industry. In her new book, Soda Politics, JBF Award winner and renowned public health advocate Marion Nestle tackles the kings of carbonation, detailing the myriad ways the soft drink industry has snuck its products into our day-to-day diets, and the steps we can take to become more conscious consumers of what we put in our cups, and in our bodies.

Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 P.M.

Cali-Mediterranean Table

Known for her signature blend of Middle Eastern, Armenian, and Mediterranean flavors, Zov Karamardian wows diners with her Southern California empire of restaurants and bakeries. Join us at the Beard House to experience Karamardian’s vibrant fare right here in Manhattan.

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 P.M.

The Southern Table

As summer fades into fall, there’s no better time to indulge in some nationally acclaimed, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. Join us as we welcome the white-hot, JBF Award–nominated folks from Yardbird to the Beard House for a dinner replete with homespun Southern fare.

Thursday, October 8, 6:30 P.M.

Celebrity Chef Tour: Memphis

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Thursday, October 8, 7:00 P.M.

Oakland Star

Known for its minimalist dining room and unconventional, experimental tasting menu, Oakland’s Commis was awarded a Michelin star within months of its opening. Chef James Syhabout—an alum of Manresa, the Fat Duck, and El Bulli—has earned the respect of countless food critics and diners with his extraordinary technique and masterful attention to detail.

Friday, October 9, 6:00 P.M.

Taste America: Boston

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Friday, October 9, 7:00 P.M.

Taste America: New Orleans

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Friday, October 9, 7:00 P.M.

Beef Study: Fresh to Aged

Diners asking “Where’s the beef?” will find the answer at the Beard House when Angie Mar presents her ode to the protein. Mar, of Graydon Carter’s celebrity-studded chophouse, will take guests through a curated tasting of breeds and cuts from across the globe, showcasing beef’s versatility and enduring appeal to carnivores the world over.

Saturday, October 10, 7:00 P.M.

Wine-Soaked Cali

San Francisco’s RN74 is named after the route that runs through the Burgundy region of France. Not surprisingly, the Michael Mina–owned “urban wine bar” has won Wine Spectator’s highest honor every year since 2010. Join acclaimed chef Adam Sobel for a wine-centric menu of regional French cuisine with contemporary American touches.