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Next Week: A Speakeasy + JBF Greens

JBF Editors

December 01, 2017


Photo: Megan Swann

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

Monday, December 4, 2017 

New York City Buzz

From her Korean grandmother’s kitchen to New York City’s La Esquina and ILILI, Esther Choi’s rich culinary experiences led her to open her own venture, the critically acclaimed Mŏkbar. For her Beard House premiere, this Zagat “30 Under 30” chef will give guests a taste of her buzzed-about vibrant fusion cooking.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

James Beard Speakeasy: Repeal Day Cocktail Party

Whether your libation of choice is a martini or a Negroni, you’re invited to toast the end of Prohibition at our walk-around Repeal Day bash. Returning chef Shane Lyons has assembled a spirit-savvy team to transform the Beard House into a speakeasy brimming with flavorful plates and innovative cocktails not to be missed—just keep it hush-hush.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 

Savoring Italy

At his South Florida gem Casa D’Angelo, chef Angelo Elia has charmed diners for 20 years running with his masterful Tuscan cooking. At this elegant Beard House dinner, you’ll find out why the Sun-Sentinel called Elia “one of Italy’s greatest gifts to the world.”

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ultimate Surf and Turf

Prepare for a decadent dégustation of the best from land and sea when the Ocean Prime team takes over the Beard House kitchen. The group will bring the restaurant’s signature interplay of chophouse and seafood classics, guaranteeing an over-the-top evening of butter, beef, crudo, cocktails, and more.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

JBF Greens: The Nutcracker With The Joffrey Ballet

The James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) is joining forces with The Joffrey Ballet’s Auxiliary Board for an evening of dance, food, drink, and holiday fun. Guests will enjoy Tony Award–winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s Chicago-based The Nutcracker at the Auditorium Theatre, followed by a reception with the dancers at nearby Italian-inspired favorite, tesori.

Friday, December 8, 2017

A Soulful Holiday

This holiday season, indulge a bit and get your fill of soulful Southern fare when Todd Richards returns to the Beard House for a wintry, decadent feast. Join us around the holiday table for a menu packed with elevated, comfort food–inspired dishes, like smoked beef rib-eye with truffles and thyme–potato dumplings with trout roe.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Celebrity Chef Tour: Orlando, FL

For General Inquiries, please contact Jeff Black at 720.201.1853 or For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or

Satuday, December 9, 2017 

Wölffer Food and Wine Holiday

Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of New York wine institution Wölffer Estate Vineyard as the prestigious vineyard’s first winemaker, Roman Roth, journeys to the Beard House. Toast to the beloved winery’s many accolades with a festive, wintry menu prepared by Brian Cheewing, chef at Wölffer’s two adored eateries, all paired  with wines Roth hand-selected for this special evening.