Richard Blais
Special Event

Taste America: Chicago

A Journey Through the Great Lakes, part of the James Beard Foundation's Taste America®, a cross-country food festival

This special evening will include 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 emcee. After dinner, the party heats up with Night Bites presented by Breadcrumb PRO, a spirited dine-around featuring Chicago’s hottest chefs, including Bryan Moscatello of Storefront Company, Charlie McKenna of Lillie's Q, Jason Vincent of Nightwood, Johnny Anderes of Telegraph, Lee Wolen of The Lobby, Mark Steuer of Carriage House, Nicole Pederson of Found, Ryan Poli of Little Market Brasserie and Tavernita, and Tom Van Lente of TWO, plus Crafthouse Cocktails and Louis Glunz Beer Inc. DJ Matt Roan will keep the party going all night long. 

Friday, September 20, 2013
Union Station
500 West Jackson Street 
Chicago

A Journey Through the Great Lakes is an exclusive dining event benefiting the James Beard Foundation and part of James Beard Foundation's Taste America®.

Ticket pricing:

$350 All-Star Package    
$300 Dinner Ticket    
$75 Night Bites Only Ticket

Click here to reserve tickets, or for more information on the events or local sponsorship in Chicago, please contact Cat Taylor at ctaylor@wagstaffworldwide.com or 312.943.6900.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening's proceeds to Common Threads.

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Our roster of renowned chefs for this event:

TASTE AMERICA ALL-STAR
Richard Blais
Chef, restaurateur, author, and winner of Top Chef All-Stars

HOST CHEF
Andrew Zimmerman
Sepia, Chicago

James Beard Award Winner
Tony Mantuano
Spiaggia, Chicago

James Beard Award Winner
Alex Young

James Beard Award Winner
Gale Gand
Tru, Chicago

Jonathon Sawyer
The Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland, OH

Paul Virant
Vie, Western Springs, IL

Patrick Fahy
Sixteen atTrump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago

Chris Pandel
Balena and The Bristol, Chicago

Giuseppe Tentori
Boka and GT Fish & Oyster, Chicago

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