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Next Week: Aegean Secrets and Globetrotting Phenom

JBF Editors

March 09, 2018


Photo: Eric Vitale

Here's what's coming up next week at the James Beard House and beyond. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Friends of James Beard Benefits: New Orleans

Come celebrate the Tricentennial of New Orleans at one of the most important and historic restaurants in the French Quarter, Brennan’s Restaurant, with proprietors Ralph Brennan and Terry White, along with chef Slade Rushing, a multi-year nominee for the James Beard award for Best Chef: South. Walk the footsteps of the renowned culinary master, James Beard, as the Brennan's team recreates the gastronomical exploration of his 1978 visit to New Orleans. This five-course dinner, paired with original, classically prepared New Orleans cocktails and prominent vintages from notable wineries, will be the first of a Tricentennial dinner series at Brennan's, and will honor the storied dishes that Beard savored during that visit to the Crescent City—from Bacon and Eggs Risotto to Crayfish à la Bordelaise. James Beard went on to become a significant influence on the city, particularly for this iconic Royal Street establishment, which celebrates innovative Creole cuisine. Brennan’s is pleased to welcome 100 guests to this exclusive event as we celebrate 300 years and honor those important individuals, like James Beard, who have contributed to the culinary landscape of New Orleans. Brennan's is proudly welcoming each New Orleans James Beard Award recipient to this special evening, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the James Beard Foundation.

New Orleans Tricentenary

Join us for a spirited celebration of NOLA’s 300th anniversary when the team from the white-hot DTB (short for Down the Bayou) brings their modern coastal Cajun cuisine to the Beard House. With a menu steeped in history, culinary legacy, and plenty of Big Easy charm, this is one party you won’t want to miss.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Aegean Secrets

Affectionately known as the “first lady of Greek cuisine” celebrity chef and cookbook author Argiro Barbarigou is revered for her contemporary takes on her country’s traditional dishes. Join us as Barbarigou, backed by a team of Greco-American members of Les Dames d’Escoffier, presents an ambitious menu that reveals the sumptuous secrets of the Greek kitchen.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Food Network Star Reunion

Get a taste of television royalty when this crew of top contenders from Food Network Star comes to the Beard House to showcase their diverse gastronomic perspectives and delicious food. Hailing from all across the U.S., these talented toques are crafting a lip-smacking menu highlighting their home regions, for an evening that redefines “as seen on T.V.”

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Celebrity Chef Tour: Pine Mountain, GA

For General Inquiries, please contact Jeff Black at 720.201.1853 or

Globetrotting Phenom

With restaurants in nine countries, the whimsical and adventurous Japanese–Korean cuisine of chef Akira Back has proven globally irresistible. Back, a former pro-snowboarder with over 24 years in the kitchen and a multitude of awards, is known for his use of exotic ingredients and crave-worthy, clean-cut masterpieces that showcase his style and artistry.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Southern Chophouse

A gem tucked in the back of an unassuming strip mall, the Bald Headed Bistro draws hungry pilgrims eager for chef Eric Fulkerson’s celebrated mix of sophisticated Southern fare, Western flair, and succulent steaks. Join us as Fulkerson makes his solo debut at the Beard House, presenting a carnivorous feast in his signature gaucho asado style.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Friends of James Beard Benefits: Ocoee, FL

This event benefits JBF's Women's Leadership Programs. 

If you're interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Michelle Santoro at or 212.627.1111x552.