Events / Greens

JBF Greens x Mel’s

Wed, October 19, 2022

6:30 PM
Member Price: $95 Public Price: $105 Click here for tickets.

Join JBF Greens for a pizza party at Mel’s in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.  
Aptly named for executive chef/partner Melissa Rodriguez, Mel’s is the first restaurant to open at the soaring 85 Tenth Avenue space that will encompass three new concepts: Mel’s, Al Coro, and Discolo. 

A fine dining veteran, chef Melissa will curate a casual, yet sophisticated menu, showcasing the restaurant’s centerpiece: wood-oven pizza. The evening will also feature sparkling and still wines from J Vineyards & Winery.

*70% of your ticket price will go directly to the host chef to support their business while 30% will go towards the Foundation’s national programming that is rooted in advocacy, racial equity, sustainability, and women’s leadership for the culinary industry. 

All reservations must be made in advance. Should the event(s) be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, The James Beard Foundation will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, option to donate tickets or a full refund.


Welcome Beverage

J Vineyards & Winery Cuvée 20 Brut NV


Bibb Salad > Fennel Vinaigrette and Pistachio Breadcrumbs
*Contains dairy, gluten, soy, sulfites, and tree nuts

Gem Salad > Grilled and Marinated Lettuce with Burrata, Mint, and Chilis
*Contains alliums, dairy, nightshades, and sulfites 

J Vineyards & Winery Pinot Gris 2021


Guanciale > Tomato, Pecorino, Peperoncino, and Shallot
*Contains alliums, dairy, gluten, and nightshades 

Mushroom > Smoked Mozzarella, Shallot, Garlic, and Aged Balsamic
*Contains alliums, dairy, gluten, and mushroom

J Vineyards & Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Gelato Sundaes

Tricolore Stracciatella > Mascarpone and Fudge Sauce
*Contains dairy, egg, gluten, and tree nuts

Coffee Coconut > Cocoa Nib Candy and Cocoa Nib Granita
*Vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free

Menu is subject to change. Please note that due to the nature of this event, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and support of this policy.

Related Info

Learn more about JBF Greens.

Learn more about Mel's.

The Foundation is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity and which is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the Foundation will not tolerate harassment of guests or staff in any form at Foundation events.


Presenting Sponsor

Hosted By

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Official James Beard Foundation Partners

National Greens Sponsors