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Next Week: Exotic Ecuador + Taste America

JBF Editors

September 21, 2018


Photo: Eric Vitale

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

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Passion of Argentina

After stints in some of the world’s most revered kitchens, chef Fernardo Navas opened up the Buenos Aires–inspired Balvaner to bring both traditional Argentine steakhouse fare and vegetable-based innovations to Manhattan’s Lower East Side. For this special Beard House dinner, chef Fernardo will pair rustic regional plates with the exquisite wines of Bodega Catena Zapata.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Indian-Asian with a Southern Twist

Cheetie Kumar first fell in love with cooking in her birthplace of India, before adopting Raleigh, North Carolina as her Southern home, and embracing the area's renowned agriculture as the basis for the multicultural menus of her restaurant, Garland. A self-taught guitar and music enthusiast, Kumar opened an adjacent music venue in order to satisfy patrons’ ears, brains, and bellies.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Exotic Ecuador

For this unique collaborative dinner with Pro Ecuador, acclaimed chef Carlos Gallardo will visit the Beard House to present the delectable diversity of his home country’s vibrant cuisine. Joined by the winner of a New York City Ecuadorian cooking competition, Gallardo and his team will treat guests to a tantalizing taste of the Andes.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hawaii Pioneer

Credited as a pioneer of Hawaii’s local cuisine and a leader in the quest to highlight the region’s diverse growers and producers, Peter Merriman has been a force in the Aloha State’s culinary scene for over 25 years. Find out why the Los Angeles Times named him the “pied piper of Hawaii regional cuisine” as Merriman and executive chef Neil Murphy journey to the Beard House to showcase the diverse flavors of island-grown ingredients.

Taste America: Phoenix Welcome Reception

Join us to kick-off the Taste America weekend!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Taste America: New Orleans Commander's Palace

Taste America: New Orleans Emeril's Delmonico

Taste America: New Orleans Galatoire's

Taste America: New Orleans Palace Café

Join us for a night of culinary stars!

Taste America: Pheonix

Join us for a night of culinary stars!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Cooking Demos Phoenix: Maneet Chauhan and Charleen Badman

Join us for a day of FREE culinary events at Sur La Table!

Cooking Demos New Orleans: Emily Luchetti

Join us for a day of FREE culinary events at Sur La Table!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

JBF Celebrity Chef Tour: Melbourne, FL

For more information, please contact Jeff Black at 720.201.1853 or