Presenting Evenings AFAR: Australia

Australian chef Alla Wolf-Tasker

 

Even though our mission is celebrate America's diverse culinary heritage, we're never ones to pass on great cuisine from farther afield. To satisfy our wanderlusting appetites, the James Beard Foundation is launching the Evenings AFAR dinner series. In partnership with AFAR media, this exciting program will spotlight must-visit international destinations for food and wine, and will invite chefs from foreign lands to prepare meals at the historic James Beard House.

 

The series begins with a gustatory trip Down Under. Long known for its independent spirit and its marvels of the natural world, it's no surprise that Australia offers a unique cuisine that's rooted in pristine ingredients and a fierce creativity. The country's one-of-a-kind cooking will be on display at the Beard House on... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Los Angeles Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Los Angeles

 

In addition to New York City, our fourth weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® made a stop in the dynamic city of Los Angeles. On Friday we enjoyed a spectacular meal prepared by local James Beard Award winners and Taste America All-Star Rick Bayless. We spent the next day at Sur La Table, watching cooking demonstrations by Bayless and Top Chef's Fabio Viviani and tasting samples from Bling Bling Dumpling, Coffee Commissary, Nary Dairy, and Mills + Company. 

 

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our LA participants! And stay tuned: the Taste America tour has one weekend left!

 

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® New York City Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® New York City

 

The fourth weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® is a wrap! Last Friday our team headed to New York City, where we enjoyed a spectacular meal prepared by local James Beard Award winners and Taste America All-Star Daniel Patterson. On Saturday we went to Sur La Table to watch cooking demonstrations by Patterson and James Beard Award winner Maricel Presilla. You can view images from the weekend's events here

 

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our New York City participants! And don't forget: Taste America is making its final stops in Boston and Phoenix... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Philadelphia

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Philadelphia

 

In addition to San Francisco, our third weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® made a stop in the great city of Philadelphia. On Friday we enjoyed a spectacular meal prepared by local James Beard Award winners and other top chefs from the City of Brotherly Love. The next day we headed to Sur La Table to watch cooking demonstrations by Taste America All-Star Carla and the team behind Philadelphia's acclaimed vegan restaurant, Vedge. You can view images from the weekend's events here

 

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our Philly participants! And don't forget: ... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® San Francisco Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® San Francisco

 

The third weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® is a wrap! Last Friday our team headed to San Francisco, where we enjoyed a spectacular meal prepared by local James Beard Award winners and other top chefs from the Bay Area. On Saturday we went to Sur La Table to watch cooking demonstrations by Taste America All-Star Wylie Dufresne and JBF board chair and seasoned pastry chef Emily Luchetti. You can view images from Friday's spectacular dinner here

 

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our San Francisco participants! And don't forget: Taste America is still making stops in other... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Las Vegas Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Las Vegas

 

Our second weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® also made a stop in Las Vegas. On Saturday we went to Sur la Table to see cooking demonstrations by Taste America All-Star Masaharu Morimoto (who also showed off his vocal talent) and JBF Award–winning pastry chef François Payard. Later that night we headed to the main pool at the Mirage for a walk-around tasting of food and drink prepared by local James Beard Award winners and other Sin City talent. Check out photos from the evening here.

 

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our Las Vegas participants! And don't forget: Taste America is stopping in... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Washington, D.C. Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

 

The second weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® is in the books! Last Friday our team headed to our nation's capital, where we enjoyed a spectacular meal prepared by local James Beard Award winners and other top D.C.-area chefs. On Saturday we went to Sur la Table to see cooking demonstrations by Taste America All-Star Sean Brock and dumpling maker extraordinaire Scott Drewno of the Source.

 

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our Washington, D.C. participants! And don't forget: Taste America is stopping in plenty of other cities soon.

 

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Miami Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Miami

 

In addition to Chicago, the great city of Miami was also on the itinerary for the first weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America®. On Friday we headed to the historic Ancient Spanish Monastery, where we enjoyed a fabulous meal prepared by James Beard Award–winning and other top Florida-based chefs. Saturday consisted of cooking demonstrations and cookbook signings by Top Chef Just Desserts Yigit Pura and Taste America All-Star Ted Allen at Sur La Table.

 

Check out photos from of Miami events here. We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our participants! And don't forget:... Read more >

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Visa Signature Presents James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

 

For more than 25 years, the James Beard Foundation has been America’s arbiter of taste. Whether at our annual industry awards or at exceptional guest-chef dinners at the historic James Beard House, we’re always in pursuit of top culinary talent and bringing it to food lovers who seek the best.

 

Now that we’re hitting the road for James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®, we’re connecting the country’s best chefs with an even wider community of discerning epicureans—but the most exclusive access will be reserved only for those who carry Chase Sapphire Preferred® cards and enjoy Chase Ultimate RewardsSM.

 

Headlined by our award-winning Taste America All-Stars and held at fabulous venues, our festival dinners will spotlight the best... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Chicago Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Chicago

 

The first weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® is a wrap! On Friday our team headed to Chicago, where we enjoyed a spectacular meal prepared by James Beard Award–winning and other top Midwestern chefs, an after-party featuring up-and-coming Chicago talent, and cooking demonstrations by Paul Kahan and Taste America All-Star Richard Blais, who, naturally, brandished a canister of liquid nitrogen during a margarita demonstration.

 

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our Chicago participants! And don't forget: Taste America is swinging through many more cities during the coming weekends.

 

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