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On the Menu: Week of September 14

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

September 11, 2015


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

Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 P.M.

Summer’s End Farm Feast

At CRāVing in upstate New York, chef Adam Goetz makes the most of every single ingredient. He carefully preserves each season’s harvest, turns milk from a nearby dairy into cheese, makes his own charcuterie, and practices whole-animal butchery to round off his extensive local pantry. Experience the chef’s impeccable farm-inspired fare at this glorious end-of-summer feast.

Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 P.M.

A Brooklyn Backyard Supper

Join the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) for an exclusive under-the-stars, farm-to-table collaboration by the Pines, Star Route Farm, and Savio Soares Selections. Chef John Poiarkoff of the Pines will prepare a delicious dinner in the backyard of his restaurant with produce provided by Star Route Farm in the Catskills, and paired with biodynamic and sustainable wines from Savio Soares’s portfolio. 

Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 P.M.

Denver Five

This elite team of tastemakers reflects the bold, collaborative, and delicious Denver dining scene. Join this year’s group of FIVE™ as they make their annual pilgrimage to the Beard House to serve an eclectic menu that highlights the evolving culinary traditions of the Mile-High City.

Thursday, September 17, 7:00 P.M.

French-Creole, Modern and Classic

Pair a near-century-old New Orleans institution with chefs trained by JBF Award winners Emeril Lagasse and Donald Link, and you’re guaranteed a gratifying gustatory tour of Big Easy classics. Join us as chefs Nathan Richard and Neal Swidler explore the vast potential of French-Creole cuisine, transforming familiar flavors through high-end techniques.

Friday, September 18, 6:00 P.M.

Taste America: Miami

For the full chef lineup and event information, please visit

Friday, September 18, 7:00 P.M.

D.C. Casual Luxury

“Water & Wall, where creative meets delicious,” reads the headline of Tom Sietsema’s glowing Washington Post review of the Arlington restaurant. The credit goes to chef/owner Tim Ma, a Momofuku Ko alum, who will be serving his creative and thoughtful mid-Atlantic cuisine alongside Vintage 59 Imports wines selected by sommelier Neal Wavra.

Saturday, September 19, 7:00 P.M.

Venice on a Plate

Vivacious chef-instructor Enrica Rocca has a penchant for simple ingredients, artful plating, and vibrant flavors. With three global locations of her acclaimed cooking school, the author of the recent cookbook, Venice on a Plate, will bring her delectable Venetian cuisine to the Beard House for a feast for both the eyes and the palate.

Sunday, September 20, 6:30 P.M.

Celebrity Chef Tour: Philadelphia

For reservations or more information, please visit For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or