Here are some Philadelphia chefs and the themed feasts they've made at James Beard's Greenwich Village townhouse over the past year or so. There are about 200 such dinners annually - multicourse meals, with wines, that cost $170 for nonmembers ($130 for members). Find out who's cooking next at
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_ A Taste of Spain: Garces Restaurant Group: Dave Conn (JG Domestic), Adam DeLosso (Garces Trading Co.), Jose Garces (Garces Restaurant Group), MacGregor Mann (Amada), Natalie Maronski (Chifa) and Jessica Mogardo (Garces Restaurant Group), Dec. 6, 2010.
_ French-Asian Fusion: Michael Wei and James Huang (Cin Cin), Jan. 21, 2010.
_ Toujours Le Bec-Fin: Nicholas Elmi and Georges Perrier (Le Bec-Fin), Feb. 24, 2010.
_ Rustic New American: David Katz (Mémé Restaurant), March 23, 2010.
_ Philly Favorite: Terence Feury (Fork) April 17, 2010.
_ Sensational Spring Vegan: Rich Landau (Horizons), June 9, 2010.
_ Modern Asian: Michael Schulson (Sampan), Aug. 3, 2010.
_ Great Friends, Great Chefs: Jack McDavid (Jack's Firehouse), Aug. 11, 2010.
_ Seasonal Seafood Celebration: Mike Stollenwerk (Fish), Aug. 25, 2010.
_ Foie Gras and Friends: Michael Solomonov (Zahav/Perry Street BBQ), Oct. 21, 2010.
_ Festive Mexican Christmas: Michael Solomonov and Lucio Palazzo (Xochitl) Dec. 20, 2010.
_ French Holiday Supper: Peter Woolsey (Bistrot La Minette), Dec. 22, 2010.
_ Team New Jersey: Brian Wilson (Le Castagne Ristorante), Jan. 26, 2011.
_ Trotter Disciple: Guillermo Tellez (Square 1682), March 11, 2011.
_ The Art of Pellegrino Artusi: Jeffrey Michaud (Osteria), Brad Spence (Amis Trattoria) and Marc Vetri (Vetri, Osteria, Amis Trattoria and the Vetri Foundation), March 31, 2011.
_ Songkran Thai New Year Preview: Moon Krapugthong (Chabaa Thai), April 4, 2011.
_ The Virtue of Abruzzo: Joe Cicala (Le Virtu), April 21, 2011.
_ Black Forest Cuisine: Walter Staib (City Tavern), May 3, 2011.