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5 Dishes You Won't Want to Miss in August

Frank Guerriero

July 15, 2019

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Crispy Octopus with Celtuce, Cucumber Yogurt, and Ghost Chile Harissa (Photo: Urban Farmer Denver)

Want to know what’s cooking in American restaurants right now? Just take a peek into the James Beard House kitchen, where dozens of chefs from all over the country come to cook each month. From Lamb Loin with Summer Pesto, Flowering Broccoli, Apricot Purée, and Fresh Apricots to Chocolate–Cherry Tiramisu with Amaretto-Soaked Cherries, Vanilla–Coconut Cream, and Cacao Nibs to Crispy Octopus with Celtuce, Cucumber Yogurt, and Ghost Chile Harissa (pictured above), here are 5 mouthwatering dishes to eat at the Beard House in August:

  • Turmeric Curry–Poached Wild Salmon with Thai Acacia, Coconut Milk, and Organic Red Rice on August 5
  • Lamb Loin with Summer Pesto, Flowering Broccoli, Apricot Purée, and Fresh Apricots on August 6
  • Chocolate–Cherry Tiramisu with Amaretto-Soaked Cherries, Vanilla–Coconut Cream, and Cacao Nibs on August 7
  • Crispy Octopus with Celtuce, Cucumber Yogurt, and Ghost Chile Harissa on August 15
  • Herb-Roasted Cornish Hen with Trinidad-Style Chimichurri Sauce, Rice–Peas Cook-Up, and Cucumber–Tomato Chow on August 21

To view all upcoming Beard House dinners and book your seat, check out our events calendar. 

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Frank Guerriero is the media assistant at the Beard Foundation. Find him on Instagram.