Beard Foundation Brings Laurent Gras and Others to Chelsea Market Pop-Up


The James Beard Foundation wants to get in on the sweet pop-up action — they were arguably the first, after all. From April 12 through May 14, they’ll operate a temporary space, JBF LTD, at the Chelsea Market. Somewhat like Bon Appétit’s pop-up, it’ll be a café and lounge from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. (with catering by Great Performances) and at night, it’ll host a rotating roster of chefs preparing four-course dinners that’ll cost $75 during weekdays and $100 during weekends. Starting April 1, tickets for the dinners will go on sale first through Gilt City and then at an official site. Here’s the lineup so far.

• April 12 - 16: Three Michelin Star chef Laurent Gras, formerly of L2O in Chicago
• April 26: JBF Award winner Michelle Bernstein of Michy’s and Sra. Martinez in Miami
• May 3 - 7: Iñaki Aizpitarte of Le Châteaubriand in Paris with JBF Award winner David Chang and Team Momofuku
• May 11-14: JBF Award winner David Kinch and John Paul Carmona of Manresa in Los Gatos, California