Here's what's coming up at the James Beard House and beyond.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
After stints at Buddakan and Catch NYC, and as a private chef to the royal family of the U.A.E., Top Chef contestant Frances Tariga has taken the helm at Megu in the Dream Downtown hotel. Join us as the globe-trotting chef presents a lavish exploration of Japanese comfort foods infused with nods to her Filipino heritage.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Celebrate the season of backyard entertaining when Tuffy Stone, an elder statesman of Virginia barbecue, returns to the Beard House. Stone, who combines classical French training with a passion for pit-roasting, will be cooking up his award-winning fare to give diners a taste of ’cue done right.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Perched on a white-sand beach along the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Ario at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort beckons diners with casual luxury and globally inflected fare. Join us when chef Gerald Sombright travels north for a captivating menu peppered with local ingredients that highlight the Florida Everglades ecosystem.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Chefs & Champagne® is the James Beard Foundation’s annual summer tasting party, featuring flowing Champagne and culinary offerings from a select group of more than 40 celebrated chefs, many from JBF Award–winning restaurants. Chefs & Champagne® raises funds for the philanthropic work of the James Beard Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The recipient of the Christian Wölffer Scholarship Program, which supports students pursuing food and wine studies, will also be announced at the event.
Our 2017 honoree is multiple James Beard Award–winning chef, author, philanthropist, and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson.