On the Menu: Week of November 2


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


Monday, November 2, 6:30 P.M. 

From Scratch Sessions: French Cheese and Rosé at Le District

Join the JBF Greens (foodies under 40) for an exploration of French cheeses and rosé wines at the chic new French food hall, Le District. Le District’s Elena Santogade, an ACS certified cheese professional, and Gabriella Macari from Château d’Esclans will introduce guests to some of France’s most delicious cheeses, and will explain how best to pair them with Provencal rosés. Guests will sample wines from Château d’Esclans, named Wine Enthusiast’s 2014 European Winery of the Year, including cult favorites Garrus, Les Clans, Rock Angel, and Whispering Angel.


Monday, November 2, 7:00 P.M.

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Recipe: Dill Spaetzle from the Bristol in Chicago

Recipe for dill spaetzle from Chris Pandel of the Bristol, adpated by the James Beard Foundation


This tender spaetzle plays a supporting role in one of the most popular dishes at the Bristol, chef Chris Pandel's Mediterranean-leaning eatery in Chicago. To form the noodles, Pandel places a colander over a pot of boiling water and pushes the mustard-spiced batter through its holes. When the spaetzle is done, he serves it with roast chicken. Get the recipe here.

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