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Next Week: A Gatsby Dinner + Tom Colicchio’s Craft

JBF Editors

August 19, 2016


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


Monday, August 22, 7:00 P.M.

Caribbean Chic

Perched over the picturesque Gustavia Harbor, St. Barts dining destination Bonito provides the epitome of beachside elegance. Send your taste buds on a luxurious island getaway as chef Laurent Cantineaux brings his signature fusion of French and Latin fare for a sun-kissed supper not to be missed.


Tuesday, August 23, 7:00 P.M.

South Carolina Heritage

Thanks to a dynamic restaurant scene, South Carolina has played a major role in the South’s growing prominence within our culinary consciousness. For this special dinner, chefs handpicked by the governor will showcase their takes on the lesser-known heritage of the ingredients and traditions brought over by African slaves that have shaped the region’s most popular dishes.


Wednesday, August 24, 7:00 P.M.

The Craft of Craft

A veteran of JBF Award winner Tom Colicchio’s Crafted Hospitality, Kyle Koenig currently helms the group’s flagship, Craft, the 2002 JBF Award winner for Best New Restaurant. With his deft skill and innovative style, Koenig upholds the legacy and esteemed reputation of this culinary pioneer nearly 15 years after its debut.


Thursday, August 25, 7:00 P.M.

Table of Contents: A Literary Dinner Featuring "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Widely recognized for his commitment to sustainable agriculture at his lauded restaurant and farm, chef Evan Hanczor may be less well-known for his literary passions. But that’s about to change: indulge in oysters, Champagne, jazz, and the Roaring Twenties when the celebrated chef debuts his thematic dinner tied to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel The Great Gatsby.