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On the Menu: Week of October 6

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

October 03, 2014


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

Monday, October 6, 6:00 P.M 
Friends of James Beard Benefit: Tampa
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.

Monday, October 6, 7:00 P.M.
Philly Favorite
After coming up the ranks at Per Se and Jean Georges, Greg Vernick struck out on his own with Vernick Food & Drink, now lauded as one of the hottest restaurants in Philadelphia. For his Beard House reprise, the talented chef will pair his buzzed-about fare with a unique selection of small- production, biodynamic wines.​

Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 P.M 
Belgian Farmhouse Style
To celebrate his heritage, acclaimed D.C. chef Frederik de Pue has designed a rustic, Belgian-inflected menu for his Beard House dinner. At Table, named one of America’s 50 Best New Restaurants by Bon Appétit in 2013, and at the recently opened Menu MBK, de Pue demonstrates an eye for detail and a seasoned European sensibility.​

Wednesday, October 8, 12:00 P.M 
Beard on Books: Repast: Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century, 1900–1910
Before celebrity chefs and the Food Network, before even Julia Child picked up an apron, America was dining out and nurturing its own national cuisine. In Repast: Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century, 1900-1910, Michael Lesy and Lisa Stoffer take you on a tour of American dining’s earliest days, from the slaughterhouse to the Waldorf-Astoria. Featuring fascinating menu reproductions from this era, this book explores the unexpected connections between the food culture of the early twentieth century and the present.

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 P.M.
Coastal Mexican Dinner at Pampano
Join the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) for an exclusive dinner showcasing the eclectic coastal cuisine of Mexico at restaurateurs Richard Sandoval and Placido Domingo's critically acclaimed restaurant Pampano. Chef Lucero Martinez will prepare a delicious multi-course menu to be expertly paired with Latin wines.​

Wednesday, October 8, 7:00 P.M.
The Allure of Aspen 
A five-star, five-diamond property tucked amid the snowy mountains of Aspen, the Little Nell beckons travelers with its luxurious accommodations; ski-in, ski-out access; and world-class dining. Join us at the Beard House for a taste of returning chef Bryan Moscatello’s après-ski cuisine without ever leaving the island of Manhattan. 

Thursday, October 9, 7:00 P.M.
Modern Miami Steak Experience 
Brought to you by James Beard Award winner Michael Mina and one of his protégés, Gabriel Fenton, Turnberry Isle Resort’s Bourbon Steak delivers expertly prepared prime cuts, a mind-boggling wine list, and slick environs to the discerning revelers of Miami.

Friday, October 10, 6:30 P.M.
Taste America: New York City
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Friday, October 10, 6:30 P.M. 
Taste America: Los Angeles
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Friday October 10, 7:00 P.M.
Eating Stories: Montreal to New Delhi 
Poutine and duck confit in New Delhi? Montreal-born chef Nira Kehar uses the rich culinary traditions of her native city, her rigorous training in French techniques, and the flavorful heritage of her adopted home to create deliciously unique memories at her elegant New Delhi brasserie. For her Beard House debut, Kehar’s menu will reflect her personal and culinary journey between these two vibrant cities.

Saturday October 11, 7:00 P.M. 
Mandarin Oriental Mystique 
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is known for pairing exotic influences with luxury accommodations, a mission fully on display at their Miami location. This Beard House dinner highlights the innovative fare of the property’s two restaurants, French-Asian Azul, a mainstay of the Miami dining scene; and the newer La Mar by Gaston Acurio, one of the only U.S. outposts of the celebrated Peruvian chef’s empire. Relax into the lap of luxury and let these skilled chefs take you on a tour of the flavors of three continents.