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Next Week: Cool Kids + Benchmark Holiday

JBF Editors

November 25, 2016


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


Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 P.M.

Tuscan Holiday Table 

Indulge your wanderlust with a Tuscan-inspired feast prepared by Sandra Rosy Lotti, who brings her passion for the region’s rustic cuisine to her cooking classes held in a romantic villa. For their Beard House reprise, the mother-and-son duo will craft a decadent holiday spread sure to have you booking your next flight!


Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 P.M.

Cool Kids

Praised by Jonathan Gold as “one of the lights in California urban rustic cooking,” Jesse Barber has assembled a team of like-minded and innovative chefs for a collaborative Beard House dinner that’s inspired by the food and effortless cool of Venice Beach.


Thursday, December 1, 6:00 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Bloomington, MN

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


Thursday, December 1, 7:00 P.M.

Benchmark Holiday

Each holiday season, guests flock to the Beard House for a taste of Benchmark Hospitality’s exceptional dining experiences and five-star service. This year, the talented team will honor our nation’s culinary cornucopia through a cross-country menu featuring ingredients from Florida to Washington State.


Friday, December 2, 7:00 P.M.

Indy Chefs Take On The Big Apple

The Hoosier State may stake its reputation on athletics, but recently its dining scene has been the one nabbing trophies. Join us for a sampling of the wide diversity of Indy flavors, from gastro fare to modern American cuisine to the acclaimed small plates at 2013 Beard Award semifinalist Bluebeard.


Saturday, December 3, 7:00 P.M.

Sip and Savor Sarasota

For this special dinner, we’ve partnered with Florida Winefest & Auction to bring the oenophile-oriented cuisine of Sarasota stars Christopher Covelli and Paul Mattison to the Beard House. These culinary comrades will prepare an elegant winter menu featuring local Florida ingredients perfectly paired with exceptional California wines.