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On the Menu: Week of September 16

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

September 14, 2012


guests at the James Beard House

Here's what's on next week's Beard House calendar:

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

Women in Culinary Leadership Dinner

The James Beard Foundation and Vermilion will host a thought-provoking panel discussion and five-course Indian-Latin fusion dinner to create awareness of the rarity of women in leadership roles in the culinary industry. In addition, Vermilion founder Rohini Dey will announce the launch of the James Beard Foundation/Vermilion Women in Culinary Leadership Scholarship, as well as the ongoing Chefs for Women program at Vermilion. (Note: this event will take place at Vermilion restaurant in New York City.)

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

Julia Child Centennial Celebration

Few have truly altered the course of the American culinary landscape, and the venerable Julia Child tops the list. Join Providence chefs Matt Jennings and Beau Vestal at the Beard House to fête her 100th birthday with exquisite reinventions of her classic dishes—all paired with delectable French wines, bien sûr.

Wednesday, September 19, 12:00 noon

Beard on Books: April Bloomfield

April Bloomfield takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of her celebrated restaurants and into her own kitchen in A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories. With an emphasis on seasonal produce and a nose-to-nail ethos, the cookbook combines exquisite yet refreshingly straightforward recipes with captivating narratives that describe Bloomfield's journey from industrial Birmingham, England, to the apex of the culinary world.

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

Denver Five

This elite team of tastemakers has made an indelible mark on the Colorado dining scene with their dramatic, inventive fare. Join the next generation of FIVE™ as they celebrate their fifth anniversary—and annual pilgrimage to the beard house—with an eclectic menu that highlights the evolving culinary traditions of the Mile High City.

Thursday, September 20, 7:00 P.M.

Dean James Max and Friends

Dean James Max returns to the Beard House for his much-anticipated annual dinner, accompanied by chefs from each of his destination restaurants. An acclaimed chef and longtime friend of the Foundation, Max is renowned for his artful contemporary American cuisine.

Saturday, September 22, 7:00 P.M.

Talk of the Town

Culinary trends come and go, but the solid American cuisine served at the wildly popular Charley’s Steakhouse and the other terrific restaurants under the Talk of the Town restaurant group’s umbrella is always in demand. Join chef Dan Drayer for a menu of delicious classics like Champagne-poached oysters, Florida lobster, and, of course, cooked-to-perfection steak.