On Monday May 12th the rooms of Greenwich Village’s venerable red brick building will fill with conversation, camaraderie and the savory smells of delicious cooking as the James Beard Foundation fetes Meatless Monday for 10 successful years. Capping months of celebration that included an anniversary cookbook, numerous media profiles and a scientific symposium hosted by Johns Hopkins, the James Beard event promises to devote full attention to the aspect of Meatless Monday that matters most to many of its participants: the food itself.
Attendees will include prominent New York chefs and restaurateurs who have implemented Meatless Monday in their own dining rooms: from SD26, co-owners Marisa and Tony May and chef Matteo Bergamini; from Canyon Ranch, chef Scott Uehlein; from Eataly, chef Alicia Walter; from Almond and L&W Oyster Co., chefs Jason Weiner, David Belknap and Geoffrey Kornberg; and from The Monday Campaigns, Meatless Monday’s nonprofit parent, founder Sid Lerner and president Peggy Neu.
Guests will enjoy an eclectic and adventurous meatless menu. Highlights include Warm Shell Beans with Smoked Goat’s Milk Feta Gougères, Mushroom Dashi with Truffled Matzoh Ball, and Cherry–Chocolate Ganache with Cherries and Salted Marcona Almonds. Visit the James Beard Foundation website for tickets to this delightfully conscious culinary event, which is sure to serve up entertainment a la mode.