Sean Brock
Special Event

Taste America: Washington, D.C.

“Amici e Cucina” (Friends in the Kitchen), part of the James Beard Foundation's Taste America®, a cross-country food festival

In September 2012, the U.S. State Department joined forces with the James Beard Foundation to launch an innovative new program to help bridge cultural and communications gaps with other nations using a universal language: food. A year later, this very special evening 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. They are joined by honorary chair, His Excellency Claudio Bisogniero, Ambassador of Italy; as well as co-chairs David Adler, CEO and co-founder, BizBash; Ken Crerar, The Rogers Collection Extraordinary Foods; Eric Kessler, Arabella Advisors and James Beard Foundation Trustee; and Eric Michael, Occasions Caterers.

Friday, September 27, 2013
The Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 

Event pricing: 

$50,000 All-Star Table for 30    
$25,000 Chef’s Table for 20    
$10,000 Farm Table for 10    
$5,000 Friends Table for 8    
$500 Food Lover Ticket

“Amici e Cucina” (Friends in the Kitchen) is an exclusive dining event benefiting the James Beard Foundation and part of James Beard Foundation's Taste America®.

Click here to reserve tickets, or for more information on the events or local sponsorship in Washington, D.C., please contact Patricia Anderson at tasteamerica@dufourandco.com or 202.499.4180.

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Our roster of renowned chefs for this event:

TASTE AMERICA ALL-STAR
James Beard Award Winner
Sean Brock

HOST CHEF
Sina Molavi
Occasions Caterers
Washington, D.C.

JBF Award Winner
RJ Cooper
Rogue
Washington, D.C.

Tony Conte
The Oval Room
Washington, D.C.

Scott Drewno
The Source
Washington, D.C.

Enzo Fargione
Osteria Elisir
Washington, D.C.

Todd Gray
Equinox
Washington, D.C.

Mike Isabella
Graffiato and Kapnos
Washington, D.C.

Haidar Karoum
Proof
Washington, D.C.

Vikram Sunderam
Rasika
Washington, D.C.

Alison Reed
Ripple
Washington, D.C.

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