On the Menu: Week of April 28

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

Global Culinary Collaboration

When Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Starwood Hotels & Resorts joined forces to form Culinary Concepts, they created a global sensation that reflects the industry titan's renowned craft. Join us for this special Beard House dinner, featuring a tantalizing menu prepared by the hospitality group's most formidable chefs.


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

Sierra Nevada Foothills

After a career spent running bustling kitchens around the country, chef Mark Berkner put down roots amid the rugged Sierra Nevada mountain range and opened Taste Restaurant. With the region’s diverse agriculture at his fingertips, chef Berkner offers diners... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of April 21

Plating in the James Beard House kitchen


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Monday, April 22, 7:00 P.M.

Modern Italian

“Though just about every restaurant serves some form of raw fish these days, very few approach Crudo’s mastery,” raves critic Howard Seftel of Arizona Central. Crudo is the specialty at Cullen Campbell’s charming modern paean to Italian fare, but the chef/owner’s thoughtful, innovative menu is impeccably executed from start to finish.


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

Reflections of Newport Spring

Welcome spring with an elegant New England–inspired menu prepared by chef Jake Rojas of the lovely Tallulah on Thames. An alum of Joël Robuchon at the Mansion in Las Vegas, Rojas will treat guests to a meal of his “... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of April 14

guests at the James Beard House


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Sunday, April 14, 12:00 noon

Baker's Brunch

A Philadelphia fixture for 30 years, the Night Kitchen Bakery & Cafe is celebrated for its whimsical cakes, retro environs, and sustainable practices. Start off the week by joining us when its talented team prepares an extravagant brunch of sweet and savory dishes.


Sunday, April 14, 5:30 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: Memphis

Memphis may be the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll, but one of the city’s biggest attractions is Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, a cozy Southern-inflected Italian eatery. For this benefit dinner, hosts Michael Hudman and Andrew Ticer will join forces with up-and-coming chefs from celebrated restaurants to... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of April 7

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Monday, April 8, 7:00 P.M.

Spring Elegance

Vernick Food & Drink has been described by the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LeBan as “one of the year’s most exciting restaurants,” and by in-the-know food lovers as one of the industry’s hottest tables. Join talented, buzzed-about chef Greg Vernick (an alum of Per Se and Jean Georges) as he makes his Beard House debut.


Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 P.M.

Three-Star Italian

After running the celebrated Il Buco for nearly 20 years, its owners decided it was time to launch a sister restaurant. Along came Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria—and heaps of praise. The New York Times awarded the... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of March 31

A student volunteer in the James Beard House kitchen


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Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 P.M.

Under the Sea

Jason Weiner’s unpretentious, ingredient-focused cuisine shines at the newly opened L&W Oyster Co., where Weiner serves spot-on clam-shack fare at lunch and an elegant seafood menu at dinner. As at Almond, Weiner’s beloved Hamptons and NYC farm-to-table mecca, the chef’s bold, locally sourced takes on classic dishes anchor this rising hot spot.


Wednesday, April 3, 12:00 noon

Beard on Books: Michael Romano

Each day the entire staff of Danny Meyer’s award-winning collection of Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants sits down to enjoy “family meal” together just before service begins. The dishes are simple enough to be... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of March 24


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Sunday, March 24, 6:00 P.M.

Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market

Back by popular demand, this convivial Friends of James Beard Benefit will bring together a formidable group of chefs from both near and far to prepare the ultimate family-style feast at New York City’s iconic Chelsea Market. Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market raises funds for the James Beard Foundation's Scholarship for Fulton Youth of the Future at Robert Fulton Houses, as well as Wellness in the Schools.


Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 P.M.

Second Night Passover Seder

​If you’ve ever contemplated Passover’s fifth question—“Why on this night isn’t the food better?”—we hope to see you at our annual second-night Passover seder. We’ve enlisted the brightest stars of NYC’s new Jewish food... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of March 10

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Monday, March 11, 7:00 P.M.

Ooh La l’Amour

​Nearly 20 years ago, Bernard and Sarah Bouissou found love in French cuisine—and with each other—while working at New York City’s legendary Le Cirque. Today the husband-and-wife team indulge their shared passion for French cuisine at their eponymous restaurant and wine bar.


Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 P.M.

From Scratch Sessions: Japanese Essentials

Acclaimed chef and cookbook author Tadashi Ono will teach us the finer points of making onigiri, Japan’s adorable rice-based snack food. Sake expert Timothy Sullivan will also be on hand to walk us through sake basics, including its production and various... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of February 24

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Sunday, February 24, 6:00 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: Tampa, FL

Join host chef Chad Johnson and a carefully culled group of his esteemed colleagues for a taste of Florida's finest talent at this special Friends of James Beard Benefit, where a delectable menu of seasonal, ingredient-driven New American cuisine will be served.


Monday, February 25, 7:00 P.M.

Treasures of Abruzzo

A charming, medieval city in Italy’s Abruzzo region, L’Aquila is known for a vibrant, rich cuisine crafted from humble ingredients. Joe Cicala, the executive chef at Le Virtù in Philadelphia and an alum of Del Posto and Roberto Donna’s Galileo, will showcase L’Aquila’s bold culinary tradition at this... Read more >

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Video: Peter Chang Returns to the James Beard House

Nearly three years after he was profiled in The New Yorker (subscription required), the famously itinerant Peter Chang seems to have gingerly set down roots. He splits his dinner shifts among three different Chinese restaurants in central Virginia, and though it's said that his exact location on any given night remains anybody's guess, we managed to pin him down for a celebration of the Year of the Snake at the James Beard House. You can watch a short video of Chang working in the kitchen below. A film from his 2012 event can be seen here.


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On the Menu: Week of February 17

Plating in the James Beard House kitchen


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Wednesday, February 20, 12:00 P.M.

Beard on Books: JBF Award Winner Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart

In their new cookbook, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking, JBF Award winner Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart celebrate the “mother cuisine of America,” offering their expert guidance on classic Southern cuisine and traditions. The heartfelt book transports the reader to a simpler time: when comforting, homemade food was an indispensable part of daily life.


Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 P.M.

Savoring New Mexico

One of the Southwest’s pioneering chefs, Mark Kiffin was a Santa Fe institution long before he reinvented the Compound, a historic... Read more >

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