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International Women’s Day WCR Dinner at the James Beard House

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Five Renowned New York Chefs Curate “The Immigration of Flavor” for International Women’s Day at the James Beard House on March 8, 2019, 7pm


This singular culinary event, curated for International Women’s Day, features top first-generation immigrant chefs. WCR, these hand-selected chefs, and partners are coming together on March 8 to present a unique dinner that underscores themes of globalism in marking this important yearly celebration. Held at the storied James Beard House, the dinner’s menu was created by these celebrated chefs, from five different countries, to marry an international array of flavors.


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Featured Chefs

Chef Einat Admony is from Israel and owns Balaboosta, Kish-Kash, and Taim, all in NY.

Chef Selassie Atadika is from Ghana and spends time both there with her Midunu Concept-New African Cuisine, in Europe and in NY.

Chef Emma Bengtsson is from Sweden, does both savory and sweet, and has 2 Michelin stars at Aquavit, NY.

Chef Fany Gerson is from Mexico, and is the chef/founder of Dough and LaNewYorkina in NY

Chef Hong Thaimee is from Thailand and owns Thaimee Table, Thaimee Box, and Thaimee Magic in NY.


International Women’s Day Menu

Passed Hors d’oeuvres:

Gravlax on Puffed Rye with Horseradish Cream and Pear (Bengtsson)
Meing-Thai Herbs Bites (Thaimee)
Sabich in Pani Puri (Adimony)

Hibiscus and Cactus Paddle Tostadas (Gerson)


Featured Beverages

Melissa Madden > Finger Lakes Cider House > Kite & String

Kimberly Kae > Metal House Cider

Craft Cocktail > Joanna Carpenter


1st Course > Chef Emma Bengtsson; Aquavit

Chef Bengtsson’s Raw Diver Scallop served in their shell with a Smoked Seaweed Salad, Trout Roe, Almonds and Apple Granita
Wine: Miner 2017 Viognier

Stacy Vogel, Winemaker > Miner Family Wines, Napa


2nd Course > Chef Hong Thaimee; Thaimee Table, Thaimee Box, Thaimee Magic

Chef Thaimee’s Chaing Mai-style Laab with Pork or Salmon and Sticky Rice
Wine: Stinson 2018 Rosé of Mourvèdre

Rachel Stinson Vrooman, Owner/Winemaker > Stinson Vineyards, Virginia


3rd Course > Chef Einat Admony; Balaboosta, Kish Kash, Taim

Chef Admony’s Lentil Crusted Short Rib, Broccoli Rabe, Aleppo Sweet Potato, Yellow Harissa
Wine: Bonny Doon 2013 Le Cigare Volant (55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 16% Mourvèdre, 4% Cinsaut)

Nicole Walsh, Winemaker > Bonny Doon Vineyard, Santa Cruz


4th Course > Chef Selassie Atadika; Midunu

Chef Atadika’s Textures of Plantain and Peanut
Wine: Zaca Mesa 2014 Roussanne
Kristin Bryden, Winemaker >Zaca Mesa Winery, Santa Barbara County


5th Course > Chef Fany Gerson; Dough, LaNewYorkina

Chef Gerson’s Opereta Mexicana and Petit fours
Chef Atadika’s Mignardises Chocolates

Wine Pairing with Each Dinner Course curated by Rhone Rangers’ Winemakers


Ticket Information:

JBF Member Price: $170 · Public Price: $220
Phone: 212.627.2308
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About WCR

Founded in 1993 by eight of the nation’s top women chefs and restaurateurs, WCR celebrates its more than 25-year history with a membership of thousands of women, from culinary students, line cooks, pastry chefs, and executive chefs to educators, food writers, farmers, media professionals, culinary consultants, wine experts, food stylists and more. A nonprofit organization with a mission to advance women across the culinary industry through education, promotion, connection, and inspiration. WCR offers opportunities for professional development, advocacy, and mentorship, and hosts their flagship annual National Conference celebrating and spotlighting women in food every spring. The 2019 National Conference will be held in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota on April 27-29, 2019.

WCR Website

Connect with WCR on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @wcrwomenchefs #wcr


About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom’s Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women’s equality. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. internationalwomensday.com

#IWD2019 #BalanceforBetter



About Rhone Rangers

The Rhone Rangers is America’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to promoting American Rhone varietal wines. American Rhone-style wines are made from the same grapes that have flourished for centuries in France’s Rhone River Valley, and their growing popularity in the United States speaks to their versatility with food, wide range of rich flavors, and to the skills of American winemakers. Our mission is to educate the public on Rhone varietal wine grapes grown in America and to promote the production and enjoyment of these wines, with emphasis on integration into our daily lives. rhonerangers.org


About James Beard Foundation

The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. Towards this end, chefs are invited to “perform” at the Beard House by presenting dinners to Foundation members and the public. jamesbeard.org



March 8, 2019
7:00 pm


James Beard House
167 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011 United States
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