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Next Week: Chefs & Champagne + Rosé

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July 19, 2018

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Photo: Rina Oh
Photo: Rina Oh

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

Monday, July 24, 2018

Battle of the Mediterranean: Sicilian vs. Greek

Separated only by the Ionian Sea, Greece and Sicily have been global food destinations since well before most maps were charted. Join us as Michael Giletto returns to the Beard House with his stunning flavors and Sicilian swagger to face off against television personality and award-winning Greek chef George Kyrtatas in a regional, seasonal cook-off of epic proportions.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Rosé the Night Away

Nothing says summer like the blush of rosé. For our annual wine-focused dinner, we've enlisted the talented chef and beverage director from Nice Matin, a Big Apple eatery known for its focus on Provençal cooking and Mediterranean, to create the perfect pairings for summer’s favorite drink.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

French–Persian Pastiche

What happens when a restaurateur with French, Persian, and Jewish roots joins forces with raw young culinary talent? You get Fooq's, a lively, intimate, and perennially popular Miami bistro that pays tribute to founder David Foulquier's family heritage and celebrates the irresistible flavors of Persia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and North Africa.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Haiti in My Heart

Acclaimed chef and Jean-Georges protégé Gregory Gourdet has made a name for himself with the Asian-inflected fare that makes Departure a dining destination in two cities. For this special Beard House dinner, however, the Top Chef alum is going back to his roots, cooking alongside his mother Yanick and crafting a menu that pays tribute to his Haitian heritage.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Chefs & Champagne®

Join us at James Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne® for delicious seasonal tastings from over 35 chefs, complemented with flowing Champagne Boizel and Wölffer Estate wines, and be a part of JBF's year-long "Rise" celebration—a salute to the countless ways our food community rises to meet the world’s challenges and makes it a more delicious, diverse, and sustainable place for all. Held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the stunning, sustainably-farmed Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, NY, this annual culinary highlight of the Hamptons summer season will showcase chefs who embody the leadership and commitment that JBF supports everyday through its many programs including Awards, Women’s Leadership, Impact programs, and Scholarship, including announcement of the 2018 recipient of Christian Wölffer Scholarship at Chefs & Champagne.

Our 2018 Guest of Honor is Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer of Bravo’s James Beard Award–winning and Emmy award–winning Top Chef, food expert, model, actress, and best-selling author.