Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tayst Chef Jeremy Barlow Gets Prestigious Invitation To Cook at Beard House

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Taysts Jeremy Barlow wins the Scenes Iron Fork competition in 2009.
Jeremy Barlow, chef-owner at Tayst, will cook dinner at New York's James Beard House on Aug. 22. He's the first Nashville chef to be honored with such an invitation since Sean Brock cooked there in 2005, when Brock was chef at the Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel. (Chef Brock has since moved on to McCrady's in Charleston, S.C., and last year he won a James Beard Award as best chef in the Southeast.)

The James Beard House is the headquarters of the Beard Foundation, which presents the coveted Beard Awards and offers scholarships, workshops and other educational initiatives. It also hosts dinners by some of the world's best chefs.

If you don't regularly dine at the famous house in Greenwich Village, you can enjoy a similar special dinner here. Barlow will present the same menu at Tayst on Aug. 17-18.

"The event will be presented in identical fashion as it will at the legendary Greenwich Village Beard House, with a six-course dinner, including wine pairings, beginning at 6:30, for $85 per person." Tayst says. "The event at the Beard House begins with a cocktail reception; guests at Tayst will enjoy the same cocktail and array of hors d’oeuvres, but at Tayst this portion will be seated rather than standing." Reservations are required; call 383-1953.

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Beard House to feature Chef Jeremy Barlow Aug. 22

Barlow is first Nashville chef since 2005 to present a Beard House dinner

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — May 31, 2011 — Tayst Restaurant owner and executive chef Jeremy Barlow will be the featured chef at the James Beard House in New York on Monday, Aug. 22.

Barlow will be the first Beard House featured chef from Nashville since Sean Brock presented a dinner in 2005 while working at the Hermitage Hotel.

“The Tayst staff and I are thrilled to get to cook in such revered space,” said Barlow. “It will be a great summer gearing up for this dinner and deciding what local delicacies we will bring to the Beard House.”

To share the experience with Nashville, Barlow will present the same dinner at Tayst on the evenings of Aug. 17 and 18. The event will be presented in identical fashion as it will at the legendary Greenwich Village Beard House, with a six-course dinner, including wine pairings, beginning at 6:30, for $85 per person. The event at the Beard House begins with a cocktail reception; guests at Tayst will enjoy the same cocktail and array of hors d’oeuvres, but at Tayst this portion will be seated rather than standing. Reservations are required by calling 615-383-1953.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Chef Jeremy Barlow to the Beard House,” said Izabela Wojcik, director of House programming for the James Beard Foundation. “He’s the epitome of the kind of cooking the James Beard Foundation celebrates: modern, conscientious, local and above all, rooted in regional traditions and food ways. He brings a sense of place and geography with his menu, which gives our guests the opportunity to taste something uniquely delicious. We can hardly wait!”

About the James Beard Foundation


The James Beard Foundation was established in 1986 in honor of the late cooking teacher, journalist, and food consultant James Beard, who is widely considered the father of American gastronomy. The Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, preserve, and nurture America’s diverse culinary heritage and future.

Almost every day, chefs from America’s finest restaurants and hotels cook in the kitchen of James Beard’s legendary Greenwich Village home, presenting their culinary art to Beard Foundation members, friends, and press in much the same way musicians perform in Carnegie Hall. For chefs, an evening at the James Beard House has all the excitement of an opening night.

In addition to showcasing culinary artists, the Foundation offers tastings, lectures, workshops, food-related art exhibits, and educational opportunities for children. A scholarship program enables students to pursue careers in the culinary arts. The James Beard House also serves as a meeting place for other culinary organizations. The James Beard Foundation Awards, held each spring, honor professionals in the food and beverage industry for their achievements. The Awards are the culinary industry’s most prestigious recognition program, generating attention throughout the nation. For more information, please visit www.jamesbeard.org.

About Tayst Restaurant

Tayst Restaurant and Wine Bar is located in the trendy Hillsboro Village area of Nashville and is Nashville’s first and only certified green restaurant. Chef Jeremy Barlow is known for his playful, creative approach to cooking, and guests are as delighted by the unpredictable nature of his dishes as they are by the flavor. Menus change seasonally, and Jeremy procures well over 90% of his food from local sources and 100% from sustainable sources. A nose-to-tail chef, Jeremy makes use of nearly every part of an animal and also is an adept vegan chef, always including vegetarian and vegan options on the menu.

Chef Jeremy Barlow has been featured on CNN, Martha Stewart Weddings, Martha Stewart XM Radio, Cooking with Paula Deen and was included in Mother Nature Network’s 40 Chefs Under 40 list in 2009. He also is the 2009 Nashville Iron Fork competition champion and was recently recognized as the 2011 Sustainable Food Leader of the Year by the Lipscomb University Institute for Sustainability’s Green Business Leadership Awards.

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