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Next Week at JBF

Priyanka Anand

Priyanka Anand

May 13, 2016


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

Sunday, May 15, 6:30 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Raleigh, NC

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

Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 P.M.

Historic Lakefront Elegance

Small-town charm meets modern luxury at the historic Inns of Aurora, a storied collection of Federal-style properties overlooking the majestic Cayuga Lake. Join the Inn’s locavore chef Patrick Higgins for an elegant expression of late-spring bounty from the lush Finger Lakes region.

Wednesday, May 18, 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, May 18, 6:30 P.M.

Celebrity Chef Tour: Washington, D.C.

Click here for tickets.

Thursday, May 19, 7:00 P.M.

Escape to Maui

You might recognize Isaac Bancaco from Iron Chef America, where he assisted his mentor Ming Tsai in an upset against Iron Chef Bobby Flay, but you’re about to get to know the acclaimed Maui-born-and-bred chef as part of the new generation of cooks working with local producers to create exceptional Hawaiian cuisine.

Friday, May 20, 7:00 P.M.

Southwestern Spring Farm Dinner

Get a taste of Arizona terroir when Dustin Christofolo journeys to the Beard House for a springtime feast. Known for his American farm fare that hints at his classic Italian training, chef Christofolo highlights the rich Southwestern bounty and outstanding wines that have made Quiessence an enchanting Phoenix dining destination.​

Saturday, May 21, 6:00 P.M.

The Scotchy Scotch Steak Dinner

Seeking a luxurious night of elevated chophouse fare? Look no further than Michael Vignola’s Beard House encore celebration of mouthwatering steak and the finest Scotch. Showcasing the versatile qualities of this spirit, Vignola will lead diners on a tour of culinary pairings by way of Strip House’s signature style.