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Next Week at JBF

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

April 01, 2016


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

Monday, April 4, 7:00 P.M.

Global Table, Sunshine State

Outside of operating their critically acclaimed Central Florida restaurant, powerhouse husband-and-wife team Hari and Jenneffer Pulapaka pursue ambitious careers and advocate for improving local food systems. Join us as this duo combine their enlightened outlook and culinary prowess for a night of globally inspired, regional American cuisine.

Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 P.M.

San Juan Sizzle

Treat yourself to a taste of the tropics when JBF Award nominee and Food & Wine Best New Chef Jose Enrique brings his acclaimed Puerto Rican cuisine to the Beard House. After one bite of his vibrant fare, you’ll see why his eponymous eatery was dubbed one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Best New Restaurants.

Wednesday, April 6, 12:00 P.M.

Beard on Books

Georgia girl Nicole Taylor moved to Brooklyn to get away from her Southern cooking roots, only to find herself eager to rediscover the flavors of her youth. What resulted was The Up South Cookbook, Taylor’s take on Southern classics with a New York melting pot twist. With recipes like deviled eggs with Jewish deli smoked trout, collard greens pesto, and roasted duck with Cheerwine cherry sauce, readers will relish regional favorites reinvented for the global palate.

Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 P.M.

Great Alaska Seafood Celebration

Laura Cole’s hyper-seasonal 229 Parks is an unexpected treasure inside Alaska’s remote Denali National Park, while Beau Schooler’s urban Rookery Café earned him a 2015 JBF Award semifinalist nod. Join us as this talented duo showcase the very best of sustainable seafood from the Last Frontier with a feast of fins, mollusks, and more.

Thursday, April 7, 7:00 P.M.

Coastal Texas Flavors and Microbrews

Set in the historic former home of the Pearl Brewery, San Antonio’s Southerleigh combines modern coastal cuisine, Southern comfort fare, and housemade craft beers. Join us at the Beard House when chef Jeff Balfour and brewmaster Les Locke Jr. treat guests to an evening of tempting flavors and robust brews.

Friday, April 8, 11:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Palm Desert, CA

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

Friday, April 8, 7:00 P.M.

French Flair

Since its opening in 2013, Nicolas Delaroque’s Nico has been lauded as a dining destination by the San Francisco Chronicle and local eaters alike. Join us at the Beard House for a taste of Delaroque’s modern and locally sourced take on French cuisine, which recently earned the restaurant its first Michelin star.

Saturday, April 9, 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Orlando, FL

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

Saturday, April 9, 7:00 P.M.

Spring Indulgence

At Brian Cartenuto’s buzzy Florida eateries, comfort food is the name of the game. Join us as this culinary champ returns to the Beard House for an evening filled with elevated crowd-pleasers uniquely tied to his Sunshine State roots.