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Next Week: Savannah Hot Spot + North Carolina Christmas

JBF Editors

December 02, 2016


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


Monday, December 5, 7:00 P.M.

Repeal Day Celebration

For this year’s Repeal Day fête, we’ve tapped the white-hot team from the Broken Shaker and Freehand Hotels to craft a spirited menu replete with playful cocktails and inventive fare. Known for tipples infused with spices, herbs, and fresh-pressed elixirs, this creative crew will make you grateful that Prohibition is a thing of the past.


Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 P.M.

Southern Spain Celebration

Pack your bags for a gastronomic tour of southern Spain when JBF Award winner Christopher Lee returns to the Beard House with his Barcelona Wine Bar comrades in tow. This gustatory excursion will explore the traditional ingredients, flavors, and wines of Valencia, Granada, and other culinary destinations of España del sur.


Wednesday, December 7, 12:00 P.M.

Beard On Books: The Four Seasons of Pasta 

When it comes to Italian fare, it’s hard to beat the powerhouse mother-daughter duo of Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Sara Jenkins. The two combine backgrounds in food writing and fine dining through Nancy’s extensive work as a journalist and cookbook author and Sara’s two New York City hot spots Porsena and Porchetta. Now the pair has joined forces for their new tome, The Four Seasons of Pasta, an exploration of Italian noodles through the lens of a seasonal American menu. Featuring more than 120 recipes covering both weeknight meals and ambitious dinner party-worthy dishes, The Four Seasons of Pasta proves that dining is best as a family affair.


Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 P.M.

Savannah Hot Spot

Savannah standout the Grey draws diners from across the country seeking to be transported by the eatery’s celebrated modern take on Southern fare. That’s due in large part to Mashama Bailey, a Gabrielle Hamilton protégée who earned the restaurant raves from Esquire and Food & Wine and a Beard Award semifinalist nod in 2015.


Thursday, December 8, 7:00 P.M.

North Carolina Christmas

With the Outer Banks in the east and the Appalachians in the west, North Carolina’s geographical diversity defines its unique culinary culture. To showcase all the Tar Heel State has to offer, we’ve invited buzzed-about chefs from shoreline to mountaintop for a wintertime feast of indigenous ingredients.


Friday, December 9, 7:00 P.M. 

Global New Mexican

After attracting a following and a Food & Wine Best New Chef nod while cooking in Taos, Joseph Wrede relocated to Santa Fe and made quick work of opening Joseph’s of Santa Fe, where his globally inspired regional cooking has found a whole new group of dedicated fans.   


Saturday, December 10, 10:00 A.M. & 2:00 P.M.

Gingerbread House Workshop For Children

Turn up the holiday magic for your little ones with a fun-filled afternoon of confectionary creativity. Food writer and master builder Joanne Lamb Hayes will lead budding architects and candy lovers (along with their adult chaperones) in crafting the edible abodes of their dreams in this seasonal Beard House favorite.


Saturday, December 10, 6:30 P.M.

Celebrity Chef Tour: Orlando, FL

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