James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® New York City

James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

 

Now in its penultimate week, James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® will be continuing its cross-country tour this Friday. Here's a preview of what’s on deck in New York City, one of our two upcoming stops.

 

On Friday, October 11, Taste America All-Star Daniel Patterson will join a superlative crew of New York City chefs (see the full lineup here) at Tom Colicchio's Riverpark, where the group will prepare a multi-course meal that links the worlds of food and art.

 

On Saturday, we'll be at the Hell's Kitchen location of Sur La Table for a day of free... 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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On the Menu: Week of October 6

Upcoming events at the James Beard Foundation

 

Here's what the James Beard Foundation is up to next week: 

 

Sunday, October 6, 12:00 noon

Boston Tea Party

The only thing going overboard at this tea party will be the menu. Join us at the Beard House when Boston's most talented pastry revolutionaries come together for what is sure to be a historic afternoon event.

 

Monday, October 7, 7:00 P.M.

Animal Dinner

In a city where the scene is usually everything, self-taught chefs Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook are telling a different story at their acclaimed restaurants: one about smart, satisfying, and freewheeling food that earned Animal a spot on Bon Appétit's list of the most important restaurants in America.

 

Tuesday, October 8, 7:... 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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Taste America Local Dish Challenge: Current Standings

The James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Local Dish Challenge

It's time for another Local Dish standings update! Chicago has broken away from the pack, but there's still a month left for you to help your town take over the top.

 

A Local Dish refresher: order a "Taste America Local Dish" at one of the contest's participating restaurants, snap it on your phone and upload it to Instagram, tagging your image with #JBFTasteAmerica and the suggested hashtag for your city. After the promotion ends on October 31, the city with the most uploads will receive $10,000 or 10 percent of funds raised nationally, whichever amount is higher, in the form of a donation to a local food charity.

 

We'll continue posting updated standings every week until the fundraiser ends.

 

Learn more about the... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Philadelphia

James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

 

Now in its third week, James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® will be continuing its cross-country tour this Friday. Here's a preview of what’s on deck Philadelphia, one of our two upcoming stops.

 

On Friday, October 4, Taste America All-Star Carla Hall and some of the Philadelphia area's best chefs, including several James Beard Award winners, will prepare a private VIP multicourse dinner at Pêche. The venue will then open its doors to the public for a tasting reception featuring more City of Brotherly Love talent, including JBF Award winner Michael Solomonov, Mitch Prensky, Joe Cicala, and more. This not-to-miss event will also feature an exciting live auction.

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On the Menu: Week of September 29

Upcoming events at the James Beard Foundation

 

Here's what we're up to next week:

 

Monday, September 30, 7:00 P.M.

Chesapeake Bounty

Tucked away in a hundred-year-old former mill, Woodberry Kitchen is a prominent staple of the Mid-Atlantic locavore movement. Maryland native Spike Gjerde crafts his delectably rustic dishes with an unwavering commitment to the abundance of the Chesapeake landscape that has kept his tables packed with epicureans from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and beyond.

 

Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 P.M.

Cool Chefs Cook

Here's a collaboration you won't want to miss: April Bloomfield and Anita Lo, chefs at some of New York City's most perennially popular and acclaimed restaurants, are teaming up in the Beard House kitchen for a menu that showcases each... Read more >

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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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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Las Vegas

James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

 

It's time for a look at this weekend's other James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® city: Las Vegas!

 

On Saturday, September 28, Taste America All-Star Masaharu Morimoto will join a lineup of top Sin City chef talent, including a number of Beard Award winners, at the Mirage hotel's stunning main pool. The walk-around tasting will highlight the city's most tempting food and drink.

 

Earlier that same day, join us at Sur La Table at Fashion Show Mall for a day of free cooking demos, product tastings, and more. Legendary French pastry chef François Payard will lead off with a demonstration in Sur La Table’s demo kitchen, with chef Morimoto to follow. Both chefs will also be signing copies of their books for fans.... Read more >

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Taste America Local Dish Challenge: Current Standings

The James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Local Dish Challenge

We think you know the Local Dish drill by now: order a "Taste America Local Dish" at one of the contest's participating restaurants, snap it on your phone and upload it to Instagram, tagging your image with #JBFTasteAmerica and the suggested hashtag for your city. After the promotion ends on October 31, the city with the most uploads will receive $10,000 or 10 percent of funds raised nationally, whichever amount is higher, in the form of a donation to a local food charity.

 

Above is a snapshot of the current standings. Chicago has increased its lead, but there's still more than a month left for you to help your town win.

 

We'll keep posting updated standings every Monday until the fundraiser ends.

 

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