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

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

James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

 

Now in full swing, James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® continues its cross-country tour this coming weekend. Here's a preview of what’s happening in Washington, D.C., one of the two cities that are on deck.

 

On Friday, September 27, Taste America All-Star and JBF Award winner Sean Brock is joining some of the capital’s best chefs for a fabulous night of food at the Italian Embassy. This very special evening will include live and silent auctions and will honor Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, former United States Chief of Protocol, for her leadership of the Culinary Diplomacy Program. Veteran political strategist, author, educator, and syndicated newspaper columnist Donna Brazile will emcee the festivities.

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On the Menu: Week of September 22

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Here's what we're up to next week:

 

Monday, September 23, 7:00 P.M.

Back Bay Elegance

After an impressive seven-year run in the kitchen of L’Espalier and a turn at Noma, chef Alex Crabb has created one of Boston’s hottest spots, Asta, where he celebrates the bounty of New England’s agrarian renaissance with an ingredient-driven approach and whimsical presentations.

 

Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 P.M.

From the Farm

As a protégé of industry icons Daniel Boulud, Marc Vetri, José Andrés, and Sean Brock, chef Matt McCallister came up the ranks with some serious street cred. But at his first solo venture, FT33, McCallister has received rave reviews based purely on his signature progressive technique and modern, farmers’ market–inspired fare.... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Miami

James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

 

It’s time to take a look this weekend’s other Taste America destination: Miami!

 

On Friday, September 20, Taste America All-Star, JBF Award winner, and Chopped host Ted Allen is joining some of Florida’s best chefs for a multicourse dinner at the Spanish Monastery, a treasured historical and architectural landmark. This very special evening will include a cocktail reception featuring libations from Khong River House, MC Kitchen, Pubbelly Restaurant Group, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and Eating House.

 

On Saturday, join us at Sur La Table in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park for a day of free cooking demos, tastings, cookbook signings, and more. Ted Allen will start the day with a demonstration in Sur La Table’s... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Chicago

James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

 

As the first weekend of James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® approaches, we’re starting to highlight what’s happening in each of the fantastic food destinations on our tour. First up: the dynamic city of Chicago.

 

On Friday, September 20, Taste America All-Star Richard Blais will join a lineup of top Midwestern chef talent, including a number of Beard Award winners and nominees, at Chicago’s historic Union Station. Dubbed “Journey through the Great Lakes”, the dinner will highlight the best regional bounty and products, and will kick off with a cocktail reception by the Violet Hour, a 2013 JBF Award nominee for Outstanding Bar Program. JBF Award–winning food reporter Steve Dolinsky of ABC 7's Hungry Hound will be on hand to emcee.

 

Dinner will be followed the Night Bites after-party, a... Read more >

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