The Chowhounds that I've talked to aren't big fans of the James Beard Foundation, however I thought the recent invite that I received from the "Greens" was kind of cute:
"In the spirit of Swifty Lazar and Spago and other L.A. legends, The James Beard Oscar Foundation Greens invite you to our first OSCAR PARTY to celebrate the announcement of the Academy Awards- Dress like your'e in L.A. and your'e going to the awards."
March 23rd 9:00pm at Meli-Melo 110 Madison Avenue between 29th and 30th Streets
Bubbly from Champagne Tattinger
A buffet prepared by Brenard Ros
A selection of Taylor Shellfish
D'Artagnan French Kisses
All this and a large screen TV for $65 or $55 if you're a Greens member...
For reservations call 212-627-2308
I'm having my own 1940's themed Oscars soiree and I'm not much into the Prada-bag-with-a-lotta set, but if it's your thing check it out....I've been to a few of their events and they've always been well put together.