New York City’s most famous restaurant has been graced with an 80th birthday cake.
The restaurant, which opened in 1962, was named after a man who owned the property in 1913.
The restaurant is named after the restaurant where the celebrated owner, James Beard, served his first meal in his restaurant.
The cake, named “James Beard’s Cake,” will be served at James Beard’s restaurant on April 21.
The celebration comes just two days after the anniversary of the restaurant’s opening.
In a recent interview with Eater, Beard, a celebrated chef who also has a restaurant in New York, explained why he wanted the restaurant to be named after himself.
“I wanted to make it a little bit more personal, and that’s why I named it James Beard,” Beard said.
“It’s James Beard in the kitchen.”
Beard, who has been married for 50 years, said the name was inspired by the famous author James Fenimore Cooper, who was also a chef.
“James Beard is the best cook of his generation, and I wanted to honor him by giving him a birthday cake,” Beard told Eater.
“He’s so popular, he’s the guy who’s been doing it for 50 plus years.”
The James Beard Award, named after Fenimore’s famed 1687 voyage across the Atlantic, recognizes the greatest cook of our time.
The winner will receive $10,000 for the first-place prize, which will be announced in June.
Beard was nominated for the prize in 2003.
The James P. Beard Award is named for the late chef and philanthropist James P, who passed away in 2010.
It is named in honor of his wife, Mary Beard, and their son, James P Beard Jr., who was born in 2018.
The award, which is voted on by the restaurant community, is given annually to a chef whose work reflects the best of the culinary arts.
Beard’s birthday cake is the first birthday cake that the restaurant has ever had.
It was named for Beard’s great-grandfather, James John Beard.
“The cake will be a celebration of James Beard and James Beard as well as the restaurant and its patrons,” a company spokesman said.