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February 8, 7:00 P.M. Dinner: The Glory with James Beard Award–Winning Chef JJ Johnson Presented by Capital One

February 08, 2024 07:00 PM

Preview the Upcoming Afro-Atlantic Steakhouse from Chef JJ Johnson    

25 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

A cultural tastemaker, family man, and renowned American chef, JJ Johnson is most recognized for his fresh and innovative approach to Afro-Caribbean cuisine. His upcoming Afro-Latino restaurant in New York City celebrates the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean cuisines through rum culture, seafood, steak, and salads. During this dinner, chef JJ will transport guests to the rich culture and culinary worlds of the American South, Puerto Rico, and Barbados. Join Chef JJ for this singular night celebrating his family's food and his fresh interpretation of an American steakhouse.

Dining Table: $170 | Internal Chef Counter: $185 | External Chef Counter $150

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Fish Cake with Caviar 

Contains fish, gluten, and aliums

Sweet and Sour Goat Ribs  

Vegan Chopped Cheese Empanada 

Contains gluten and soy

Early Mountain Sparkling Brut NV 
Tamarind Punch Cocktail with Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whisky


Snapper–Tuna Ceviche with Amarillo Broth, Avocado, and Plantain Chip  

Contains fish

Early Mountain Petit Manseng 2021 

Lemon Pepper Prawns 

Isle Saint Pierre Rosé 2022

Pork–Lamb Pernil 

Assorted Sides 

Arroz con Gandules  

Tomate Ensalada  

Sweet Plantains  

Stoudemire Origin Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


Pudin de Pan with Coconut Ice Cream 

Contains gluten and dairy

Buchanan’s Pineapple Scotch 

Early Mountain Sparkling Brut NV

Liquor generously donated by Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whisky. 

Copies of The Simple Art of Rice: Recipes From Around the World for the Heart of Your Table by J.J. Johnson will be available for purchase from BEM | books & more.

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About JJ Johnson:   
Chef JJ Johnson’s work has earned him numerous accolades, including a James Beard award for his cookbook Between Harlem and Heaven, and a two-time spot on the Nation's Restaurant News Power List. He hosts his show, Just Eats with Chef JJ. Chef JJ's latest cookbook, The Simple Art of Rice: Recipes from Around the World for the Heart of Your Table, was released in fall 2023. At FIELDTRIP, JJ's rapidly growing multi-unit fast casual rice bowl concept, he champions sustainability, working with local rice farmers and producers to source the freshest ingredients. With three locations throughout New York City, he is a community advocate for food justice and equity, raising awareness within the industry.


Tickets to events held at Platform at Pier 57 by the James Beard Foundation cover the cost of food, education and a unique dining experience. Meals are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. Unless otherwise stated, alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served.

Event Policy

Reservation Policy:

All reservations are non-refundable and must be made in advance. Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, JBF will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, the option to donate tickets, or a full refund. For more information, contact

Alcohol Disclaimer:

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served. 

Dietary/Food Restrictions Policy:

Events at Platform by JBF are special one-night-only menus and we do not offer a la carte menus. If you have serious food allergies, we will work with the visiting chef team to do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee that alternate options will be available for every course.

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