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Next Week: Garden State Bounty + Michelin Stars

JBF Editors

October 14, 2016


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


Monday, October 17, 6:00 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Indianapolis

If you're interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at or 212.627.1128.


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

South Florida New-Style Japanese

High rollers at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino may gamble on their poker hands, but not on their cuisine. See why when Alex Becker brings his contemporary, artisanal Japanese fare, using both locally sourced and traditional ingredients, to New York—we’re willing to bet it’ll be a full house.


Wednesday, October 19, 12:00 P.M.

Beard on Books

Few successful restaurant groups have as complex and intriguing of a backstory as the House of An does. Now the matriarch of the restaurant empire, Helene An’s life took her from the luxurious highs of French Colonial Vietnam to the lows of life as a refugee, a journey explored by her daughter Jacqueline in their new cookbook, An: To Eat. Featuring one hundred recipes highlighting the signature Vietnamese–Californian cuisine that has made the restaurant group the talk of the town, An: To Eat offers readers a taste of home cooking informed by multi-generational family history


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

Toast of Atlanta

Atlanta native and JBF Award winner Linton Hopkins is known for his bevy of can’t-be-missed restaurants in the Big Peach. Revered as the toast of the town, this culinary connoisseur will serve a legendary Beard House dinner replete with housemade pantry items that pay homage to the South’s bounty and hospitality.


Thursday, October 20, 6:30 P.M.

Celebrity Chef Tour: Denver

For General Inquiries, please contact Jeff Black at 720.201.1853 or


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

Amelia Island Sojourn

Southern charm meets beachfront luxury when Rick Laughlin and his team from Salt Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island journey north for an artfully prepared Beard House feast. This destination resort is known for its signature cuisine that pays tribute to the locale’s rich bounty from the ocean and beyond.


Friday, October 21, 6:30 P.M.

Taste America: Portland

Join us for a weekend of culinary stars, fabulous dining, cooking demos, and more in Portland! Visit to reserve tickets and view a complete list of events, participating chefs, and more details about our weekend in Portland.


Friday, October 21, 7:00 P.M.

Michelin Stars

Which is the bigger honor—a Michelin star for each of your restaurants, or counting President Obama as one of your diners? Don’t miss this opportunity to taste POTUS-pleasing plates when the teams from these acclaimed Bay Area eateries bring their market-driven fare and exceptional wines to the Beard House.


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

Garden State Bounty

Years of training under culinary icons Eric Ripert and Dean James Max allowed Greg Vassos to develop his signature style of reinterpreting classic dishes through unconventional techniques. Now at Brick Farm Tavern, Vassos plies diners with field-to-table cuisine in its truest form by sourcing his proteins exclusively from the onsite 800-acre Double Brook Farm. His Beard House menu highlights Garden State bounty and his unique farmhouse concept, ensuring a pastoral experience with each bite.