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® Los Angeles

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Los Angeles

 

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

 

On Friday, October 11, we're kicking off the festivities at Union Station with "Food Trucks with the Foundation", a showcase of LA's best authentic Mexican and gourmet trucks, with beers from local breweries to wash it all down. After the reception, Taste America All-Star Rick Bayless will join some of LA's most groundbreaking chefs (full lineup is here) for a five-course meal inside the station. 

 

On Saturday, we'll be at the Farmers Market location of Sur La Table for a day of free cooking demos and local product tastings... Read more >

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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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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® San Francisco

James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

 

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

 

On Friday, October 4, Taste America All-Star Wylie Dufresne will join an unrivaled crew of San Francisco chef talent, including a number of Beard Award winners (full lineup here), at the St. Regis Hotel. The team will collaborate on a menu of dishes inspired by a favorite James Beard story, inspiration, or dish. After dinner, guests will get to celebrate with the night's chefs at Sweet & Savory Indulgences: The After-Party, featuring bites from Outstanding Pastry Award winner Nicole Plue, Boulevard's Lisa Lu, and host chef Paul Piscopo.

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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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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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