The Room Where it Happens

As Broadway buffs know, a historic meeting between three founding fathers took place at Thomas Jefferson’s home in 1790, where a lavish meal prepared by James Hemings, Jefferson’s French-trained chef, eased negotiations. Join us for a taste of history, as this talented team crafts a menu inspired by the famous Reconciliation Dinner, which helped set the table for America’s future. 

On June 21, 2016, The James Hemings Foundation, in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, is payed homage to this historic meal, with the help of several award-winning chefs. This event was held at the Beard House, in New York, NY. 


The Food

The Chefs & Kitchen