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On the Menu: Week of September 23

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

September 21, 2012


Chefs assemble in the kitchen at the Beard House.

Here's what's on the JBF calendar next week:

Sunday, September 23, 12:00 noon

Let's Do Brunch!

Philadelphia diners flock to husband-and-wife duo Andrew and Kristin Wood’s Russet for their elegant, ingredient-focused fare—and on weekends, it’s tough to snag a seat for their deliciously rustic brunch. Set in a historic Rittenhouse Square townhouse, the intimate eatery offers a daily-changing menu of Italian- and French-inspired cuisine.

Monday, September 24, 7:00 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Philadelphia

Join host chef Jon Cichon and some of his esteemed colleagues at the renowned Philadelphia eatery Lacroix at the Rittenhouse for a very special Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner. To celebrate ten years of culinary mastery at Lacroix, the talented team of chefs will prepare a lavish ten-course feast with exquisite wine pairings.

Monday, September 24, 7:00 P.M.

From the Urban Garden

With a state-of-the-art aeroponic rooftop garden, chef and sustainability advocate John Mooney supplies his chic West Village eatery, Bell Book & Candle, with produce virtually year-round. Join us for a celebration of glorious end-of-summer bounty when the renowned urban gardener returns to the Beard House.

Thursday, September 27, 7:00 P.M.

Beaver Creek Luxury

It’s not hard to see why Beaver Creek’s Grouse Mountain Grill is consistently rated one of Colorado’s top restaurants—it’s got a spectacular setting, an award-winning wine list, and, most important, an ambitious CIA-trained chef whose luxurious menu highlights the abundant local bounty.

Friday, September 28, 7:00 P.M.

Crazy Good Italian

After Top Chef made him a household name, Mike Isabella took the capital by storm with his bold and inspired approach to Italian and Mexican cuisines. This white-hot talent’s return to the Beard House coincides with the release of his first cookbook, Crazy Good Italian.

Saturday, September 29, 7:00 P.M.

The Art of Smoke

Trained at Le Cordon Bleu in London, chef Ronnie Killen cooked in exceptional restaurants around the United States before returning to his hometown of Pearland, Texas, to open Killen’s Steakhouse, which has been called “the ultimate steakhouse” by the Houston Chronicle.