Eight chefs from Berkshire County will participate in the "Rooted in the Berkshires" dinner Jan. 31 at the James Beard Foundation in New York City. The evening will showcase the culinary talents and farm-to-table efforts of several of the most innovative chefs in the region. The foods prepared will have been preserved using time-honored preserving and curing methods with foods raised and harvested in the Berkshires and Hudson Valley.
The participating Berkshire chefs include Brian Alberg of Main Street Hospitality Group in Stockbridge; Adam Brassard and Amanda Perreault of The Tap House in West Stockbridge; Nicholas Moulton of Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown; James Gop of Heirloom Fire in Richmond; Adam Zieminski, chef-owner of Caf Adam in Great Barrington; and, Daire Rooney and Jim Corcoran of Morgan's at the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville, Conn. Sommelier Dan Thomas, the owner of The Spirit Shoppe in Egremont, will present a selection of wines to accompany the reception and six-course dinner.
The event begins at 7 p.m. with a reception at the Beard House's Greenhouse Gallery. A seated tasting menu begins around 8 p.m. The cost is $140 for James Beard Foundation members, and $180 for the general public. This is the seventh year a Berkshire collective is heading to the foundation, which is located at 167 West 12th St. Reservations: 212-627-2308. Information: https://www.jamesbeard.org/events/rooted-in-the-berkshires.