James Beard House Dinner Party

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Private 5-7 Course Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings at the James Beard House in New York City for 12 (3415-12n)

This Experience Includes:

  • Private dinner party for 12 people in the exclusive 4th-floor private dining room of the famous James Beard House in historic Greenwich Village, New York City
  • Intimate reception with hors doeuvres, Champagne, wines, or other specialty beverages, served in the privacy of the boardroom overlooking the Beard House garden
  • Special 5- to 7-course tasting menu created by guest chef, with wine pairings for each course expertly chosen by the featured chef or restaurant's sommelier
  • Exclusive meet and greet with the evening's chef and team from a nationally or internationally celebrated restaurant
  • Winspire booking & concierge service

James Beard, acclaimed cookbook author and teacher, was a champion of American cuisine who educated and mentored generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit, offering events and programs designed to educate, inspire, entertain and foster a deeper understanding of our culinary culture. In addition to maintaining the historic James Beard House in New York Citys Greenwich Village as a performance space for visiting chefs, the Foundation hosts conferences, tastings, lectures, and food-related art exhibits in New York City and around the country. JBF is recognized as the center of Americas culinary community.

The James Beard Foundation Awards, presented every spring at Lincoln Center, are the highest honor for culinary professionals in North America. Nominees and winners are feted at a weekend of events in New York City that has become the social and gastronomic event of the year. Past winners include Wolfgang Puck, Lifetime Achievement Award; Boulevard San Francisco, Outstanding Restaurant; and The Fry Bread House in Phoenix, Americas Classic Winner.

James Beard House Private Dinner
Enjoy a private dinner party for up to 12 people in the exclusive, elegant Peter Kump boardroom located on the top floor of the famous James Beard House.

Both established and emerging guest chefs from around the world are invited to the James Beard House to prepare special dinners throughout the year. Guest chefs and dinner themes have included:

FRENCH SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA:  JBF AWARD WINNER Paul Kahan Blackbird & AJ Walker, Café Cancale, Chicago. Step right up for a memorable soirée presented by Café Cancale, the trés chic gem in the One Off Hospitality Group crown. Multiple Beard Award–winning chef and restaurateur Paul Kahan will join chef de cuisine AJ Walker for this celebration of all things seafood, with a French twist!

JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNERS - BEST OF MAINE:  JBF AWARD WINNERS Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley Eventide Oyster Co., Portland, ME and JBF Award Winner Rob Tod Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME. Calling all beer lovers and oyster aficionados! Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy a gold-star experience straight from the heart of New England at this collaborative dinner featuring 2019 Beard Award winner Rob Tod from Allagash Brewing Company and fellow Beard Award winners (and Down Easters!) Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley of Eventide Oyster Co.

EAST COAST OMAKASE:  Josh van den Berg Mayanoki, NYC. With only eight seats and as New York City’s only omakase spot dedicated to responsibly sourced seafood, Mayanoki is the hottest ticket in town for sushi lovers. Grab your spot for when the team moves from their intimate East Village chefs’ counter to the Beard House dining room for a feast of fantastic proportions, with a tasting menu meticulously designed to delight the taste buds without compromising our oceans.

BEST OF BARBARA LYNCH:  JBF AWARD WINNER Barbara Lynch No. 9 Park, Menton, and the Barbara Lynch Collective, Boston Lucas Sousa Barbara Lynch Collective, Boston Heather Neri No. 9 Park, Boston Tab Volpe No. 9 Park, Boston. According to culinary titan Barbara Lynch, every empty plate is a chance to tell a story. Don’t miss a rare evening as this Best Chefs in America, Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America, and Outstanding Restaurateur Award winner—and the Barbara Lynch Collective team—journey from Boston to the Beard House to share an unforgettable evening. 

At Julia Child's suggestion, former James Beard student Peter Kump (founder of the Institute of Culinary Education) and friends raised the funds to make a down-payment on Beard's New York brownstone in Greenwich Village in 1987 and preserved it as a gathering place where food enthusiasts can appreciate the talents of established and emerging chefs.

Dinner includes mineral water, wine, coffee/tea service and gratuity.  Dinner events can only be booked 90 days in advance.  Events are held on select weekdays; weekend dates may be offered periodically.  Subject to availability at the James Beard House.  The Boardroom can accommodate no more than 12 guests.  Minimum legal drinking age is 21.

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Experience must be completed within two years from the date of purchase.  Reservations are subject to availability, and must be booked a minimum of 60 days prior to travel.  Ground transportation is the responsibility of the winner unless otherwise stated.  Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.  Purchases through charity fundraisers are non-refundable and packages cannot be resold.

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