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Next Week: SoCal Italian + Baja Cuisine

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September 23, 2016

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

 

Monday, September 26, 7:00 P.M.

Food and Friendship

Todd Villani has made his name as one of the Garden State’s biggest locavores, so it’s no surprise that he’s linking up with fellow advocate and friend Marc Swierkowski for an end-of-summer supper at the Beard House. This farm-to-table feast will be packed with peak produce, rustic flavors, and European flair.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 P.M.

Some Enchanted Evening

Charlotte’s the Fig Tree has been lauded as one of the city’s most romantic eateries and was twice named restaurant of the year by Charlotte Magazine. There, Greg Zanitsch plays culinary cupid, charming diners with his seasonally focused blend of French and Italian cuisines, complemented by award-winning wines. For his Beard House debut, Zanitsch and wife/partner Sara have enlisted Willamette Valley star Argyle Winery to celebrate an evening inspired by wine and friendship.

 

Wednesday, September 28, 7:00 P.M.

Virginia Heritage Eats

Virginia is for lovers—of phenomenal food and wine, that is. This top-notch team of toques, each representing a different corner of the state, will guide guests on a culinary tour of Old Dominion’s diverse and delicious offerings, from farm to distillery and beyond.

 

Thursday, September 29, 6:30 P.M.

Celebrity Chef Tour: Memphis

Please call 901.333.6571 for information.

 

Thursday, September 29, 7:00 P.M.

SoCal Italian

Whether he’s slinging dough at his two SoCal hot spots or singing in a chef cover band called Foie Grock, Bruce Kalman’s passion for food can be seen, heard, and, of course, tasted. Join us as this Chopped champion brings his market-driven Italian cuisine to the East Coast for an early fall feast.

 

Friday, September 30, 6:00 P.M.

Taste America: Kansas City

Join us for a weekend of culinary stars, fabulous dining, cooking demos, and more in Kansas City! Visit jbftasteamerica.org to reserve tickets and view a complete list of events, participating chefs, and more details about our weekend in Kansas City.

 

Friday, September 30, 6:30 P.M.

Taste America: New Orleans

Join us for a weekend of culinary stars, fabulous dining, cooking demos, and more in New Orleans! Visit jbftasteamerica.org to reserve tickets and view a complete list of events, participating chefs, and more details about our weekend in New Orleans.

 

Friday, September 30, 7:00 P.M.

The Elements of Baja Cuisine

For JBF Award semifinalist Javier Plascencia, the U.S.–Mexico border is not a barrier between two countries, but rather the inspiration for his signature Baja Peninsula cuisine. Join us at the Beard House as Plascencia pays homage to his heritage by interweaving his rich Mexican roots and the ample bounty of California’s harvest.

 

Saturday, October 1, 7:00 P.M.

Taste of the Delta

The culinary identity of the Mississippi Delta is defined by the resource-rich, eponymous river that winds through its diverse communities. In celebration of the Delta’s cherished food traditions, a team of talented chefs and beverage masters will take Beard House diners downriver through a soulful, Southern-inspired supper.