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


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


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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On the Menu: Week of June 16

Upcoming events at the James Beard House


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Monday, June 17, 7:00 P.M.

Heart and Soil

Farm-to-table is more than just a buzzword at Pig & Prince, where chef Michael Carrino assists local livestock breeders, cures his own meats, and tends a nearby greenhouse. Now the Beard House alum is returning with friend and winemaker Maynard James Keenan for a celebration of the Garden State.


Tuesday, June 18, 7:00 P.M.

South Beach Swizzle

A sleek and glamorous steakhouse on Miami Beach’s sophisticated Lincoln Road, Meat Market offers a bill of fare that befits its environs: stylish seafood, striking steaks, and reimagined sides, all prepared with aplomb by its talented executive chef, Sean Brasel.

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On the Menu: Week of June 9

Upcoming events at the James Beard House


Check out these great upcoming events at the James Beard House and beyond:


Sunday, June 9, 6:00 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: San Francisco

M.Y. China, the latest restaurant from our longtime friend Martin Yan, will play host to this special benefit in San Francisco. Join him and other culinary talents—including JBF Award winner Charlie Trotter—for a celebration of the family table, along with wines from Michael Mondavi Family Estate.


Monday, June 10, 7:00 P.M.

James Beard House: Willamette Wine Country

Described by Gerry Frank of The Oregonian as “the best dinner house in the Willamette Valley and arguably in all of Oregon,” the Painted Lady seamlessly melds timeless techniques with stunning modern flourishes.... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of June 2

Upcoming events at the James Beard House


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


Sunday, June 2, 7:00 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: Nantucket, MA

Salt air. Raw, briny oysters. Crisp, chilled wine. There’s no better way to usher in the summer season than with an elegant seaside meal on New England’s quaint Nantucket Island. For this special Friends of James Beard Benefit, host chef Erin Zircher and her colleagues have crafted a menu as lovely and refreshing as the ocean vista itself.


Monday, June 3, 7:00 P.M.

Spring Sake, Global Flavor

For a tiny restaurant, O Ya pulls in big praise. It topped Frank Bruni’s list of America’s best new restaurants in 2008, while chef Tim Cushman received our Best Chef: Northeast award last year.... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of May 26

Upcoming events at the James Beard House


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


Wednesday, May 29, 7:00 P.M.

Beach Chic

Sexy standout Juvia, which recently won our 2013 Outstanding Restaurant Design award, offers guests a striking indoor/outdoor penthouse setting with stunning views of Miami Beach—but the real reason diners (and celebrities) flock to the restaurant is for its adventurous yet impeccably crafted menu. Experience the distinctive Japanese, French, and Peruvian cuisine of chef Laurent Cantineaux and his team.


Thursday, May 30, 7:00 P.M.

Chesapeake Bounty

It’s well known for its sports teams and historic port—and your favorite television show may have even been filmed there. But Baltimore is also home to a thriving restaurant scene. Join... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of May 19

Upcoming events at the James Beard House


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


Sunday, May 19, 12:00 noon

The Velvet Rope Brunch

Trying to get a reservation at one of the Crown Group’s über-hip restaurants can be an exercise in futility. But when celebrity-chef-about-town John DeLucie visits the Beard House with the chefs and partners from Bill’s Food & Drink, Crown, and the Lion, we’ll have a seat waiting for you.


Monday, May 20, 7:00 P.M.

The New Classic

Although Commerce is nestled in one of the West Village’s quietest nooks, it wasn’t long before word got out about past JBF Rising Star nominee Harold Moore’s instant-classic dishes like chicken for two and Heather Bortnem’s delicious housemade breads. This dinner will feature boutique selections... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of May 12

Plating in the James Beard House kitchen


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


Monday, May 13, 7:00 P.M.

Cocktail Tribute Dinner

On this day over two centuries ago, the first definition of “cocktail” appeared in print. Now that’s something we can drink to! Join our guest of honor, master mixologist Dale DeGroff, for this tribute to cocktails paired with delicious creations from chef Michael Lomonaco and his team from Center Bar at the Time Warner Center.


Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 P.M.

Feast of the Frankies

It was almost a decade ago that “the Franks,” Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, opened the charming Frankies 457 Spuntino on a sleepy Brooklyn block. They now preside over a collection of restaurants that includes Frankies 570 in the West... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of May 5


It's an exciting week for JBF! Here's what's happening:


Monday, May 6, 6:00 P.M.

The 2013 JBF Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception

The “Oscars of the food world” is going Hollywood! Our 2013 Awards theme—Lights! Camera! Taste!—celebrates food on the silver screen. Whether lead or cameo, food’s recurring role speaks to its profound symbolism. This year’s reception will feature past JBF Rising Star Chef award winners and nominees, who will be creating dishes inspired by films.


Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 P.M.

Stone Crab Celebration

With its majestic river view and reputation for flawless coastal fare, the Bay House has become a prominent staple of Florida’s culinary landscape. For this Beard House dinner, chef Andrew Hunter has crafted a... Read more >

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