On the Menu: Week of September 15

Upcoming events at the James Beard House


Here's what's happening at the James Beard House next week:


Sunday, September 15, 12:00 noon


Thanks to the recent boom in low-and-slow joints throughout New York, city dwellers no longer need a boarding pass to get a taste of bona fide ’cue. We’ve rounded up chefs from this new wave of restaurants for an all-out, barbecue-centric Beard House brunch.


Monday, September 16, 7:00 P.M.

Carolina Grandeur

At the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, chef Adam Hayes has pioneered a contemporary menu of sustainable and locally sourced European comfort food that’s a perfect fit for the hotel's chic, hunting-lodge setting. It’s no wonder that Red Stag Grill is lauded as one of Appalachia’s premier dining destinations.

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On the Menu: Week of September 8

Upcoming events at the James Beard Foundation


JBF is back in full swing next week! Here's what's coming up on our calendar:


Monday, September 9, 7:00 P.M.

Heartland Classic Revisited

Join us at the Beard House when two-time JBF Award nominee Justin Aprahamian comes to share the critically acclaimed cuisine of Sanford, known as one of the Midwest’s paramount dining experiences. Aprahamian’s unique twist on global flavors creates stunning New American dishes that are sure to dazzle even the most seasoned palate.


Tuesday, September 10, 5:30 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: Nashville

Graciously hosted by the team behind Green Door Gourmet–a farm cooperative in western Nashville–this unique Friends of James Beard Benefit will spotlight all things honey,... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of August 18

Upcoming events at the James Beard House


Here's what's happening at the Beard House and beyond next week:


Sunday, August 18, 5:30 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: Sunday Supper Washington, D.C.

Join us for our second annual Sunday Supper at Union Market, where this year's festivities include the Good Food Awards cocktail reception and an intimate, family-style dinner prepared by eight renowned chefs in the newly re-opened Union Market. This event will benefit the James Beard Foundation and Good Food Awards Merchants Guild.


Monday, August 19, 7:00 P.M.

Modern Mediterranean

Inspired by the delicious simplicity of the dishes served in restaurants in Florence, former Top Chef contestant Fabio Viviani... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of August 11

Upcoming events at the James Beard House


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Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 P.M.

Soulful Supper

In recent years, Philadelphia has emerged as one of the country’s most exciting food scenes, thanks in part to locavore favorite Supper, where Daniel alum Mitch Prensky creates his soulful American cuisine with a modern twist—sourced almost exclusively from the nearby Blue Elephant Farm.


Wednesday, August 14, 12:00 noon

Enlightened Eaters: Suzanne Landry

Known as the "Fresh Food Chef," author and educator Suzanne Landry joins us after the release of the second edition of her book, The Passionate Vegetable, to discuss how food choices drastically affect our quality of life. From her wealth of professional and personal... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of August 4

Chefs in the James Beard House kitchen


Here's what's happening at the Beard House next week:


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

Momofuku Collective

It’s been nine years since Momofuku Noodle Bar opened, setting off a fuse of inspiration that led to the creation of David Chang’s eclectic empire. At this can’t-miss event, the chefs at the helm of each of Chang’s seminal New York restaurants will join us for a dynamic dinner representing Momofuku’s signature concepts.


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

Rustic Farmhouse Feast

Agricola has the farm-to-table philosophy down pat: each day its affiliated Great Road Farm delivers just-plucked produce to the restaurant’s kitchen, where French Laundry alum Josh Thomsen spins it into irresistible cuisine. Join us when Great Road’s... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of July 28

Upcoming events at the James Beard House


Here's what's on deck at the James Beard House:


Monday, July 29, 7:00 P.M.

Vegetable Dégustation

Named after the Sanskrit word for “flavors,” Rasika always overdelivers on taste, thanks largely to multiple Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic award nominee Vikram Sunderam, whose talents have led Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema to declare that “the best Indian restaurant in the country is in our backyard.”


Tuesday, July 30, 7:00 P.M.

Spanish Wine Lovers' Dinner

Manuel Berganza earned two Michelin stars as the chef of Restaurant Sergi Arola Gastro in Madrid and got a taste of the American culinary scene at Grant Achatz’s award-winning Alinea in Chicago before heading to New York City to open Andanada, where New Yorkers are... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of July 21

Upcoming events at the James Beard House


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Tuesday, July 23, 7:00 P.M.

The Whimsical Kitchen

It’s no surprise that Dallas restaurant P|S became a culinary sensation after Najat Kaanache took the helm; the superstar chef had trained at Noma, Per Se, El Bullí, Alinea, and the French Laundry. With her keen eye for presentation and masterful ability to engage all the senses, Kaanache brings a playful twist to haute cuisine.


Wednesday, July 24, 7:00 P.M.

Italian, American, Fabulous

Experience two of Atlanta’s most sought-after restaurants in one artfully executed meal. At STG Trattoria and Bocado, Sean Telo and Adam Waller turn... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of July 14

Andrew Zimmern will be the guest of honor at the James Beard Foundation's Chefs & Champagne this summer


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Monday, July 15, 7:00 P.M.

Bastille Day Fête

Husband-and-wife chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux have helped revolutionize Alexandria’s restaurant scene at Bastille, their charming upscale bistro. The acclaimed duo—who also teamed up at Jean Louis at the Watergate and Acquarelle in D.C.—will present their modern, intensely seasonal French cuisine at our annual Bastille Day celebration.


Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 P.M.

Southern-Inspired Italian Feast

“One of Louisville’s elite spots,” writes restaurant critic Marty Rosen of the Courier-Journal, Volare is “a bastion of rigorous continental techniques and... Read more >

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Reel Food: Night Kitchen Bakery & Cafe at the James Beard House


If you've dined at the James Beard House, you know that the experience includes an opportunity to walk through its storied kitchen and observe the night's visiting chefs at work. It's an exciting bit of behind-the-scenes entrée that you won't find at most restaurants, but it's still just a glimpse of what it takes to pull off a dinner in this one-of-a-kind space. Preparation can involve months of planning and coordination—and sometimes even a rehearsal or two.


The JBF Award–winning team at Friday Arts has produced a video about Philadelphia's Night Kitchen Bakery & Cafe planning its first Beard House appearance. The video documents the team's initial menu design and tails them all the way to New York City for their event, which was held in April. The video also features insights from our director of house programming, Izabela Wojcik. Watch below:


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On the Menu: Week of June 23

Upcoming events at the James Beard House


Here's what's happening at the James Beard House next week:


Monday, June 24, 7:00 P.M.

Vegetable Barbecue

Owned by actor Richard Gere, the Bedford Post Inn has become a food lovers’ destination, known for the refined yet approachable cuisine proffered at the property’s renowned Farmhouse restaurant. Join chef Jeremy McMillan when he creates a spectacular vegetable-focused feast.


Thursday, June 27, 7:00 P.M.

Modern Japanese

Japanese-born Makoto Okuwa began an apprenticeship with a sushi master at the age of 15, a training that led to his later appointment as head sushi chef at Morimoto New York and Morimoto Philadelphia. Now at the helm of his namesake restaurant, Okuwa serves playful but exquisitely crafted cuisine that pays tribute to... Read more >

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