we were lucky enough to get in on one of the members only dinners. if they have extra seats for an event, they open it up to the public. well worth the price of the dinner. just to walk into james beards house is the ultimate dining event. they set the dinner up to make you feel as if youre at a dinner party. amazing food and wine pairings!!! the menu on the night we were there included a mushroom double broth foie gras with spring peas which was outstanding! the spring carrot cake with creme brulee lavender, amazing! so many great wines. the best was an ice wine they served at the end of dinner! i would become a member if i lived in nyc. it took our food trip to new york to the next level.