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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Chicago Recap

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

September 23, 2013


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.


James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® would not be possible without the generous support of our title sponsor, Chase Sapphire Preferred® Visa Signature®. We would also like to thank our retail partner, Sur La Table, our media partner, Every Day with Rachel Ray, and national sponsors Breville, Delta Air Lines, The Gulf Oyster Industry Council, and Lurpak® butter.

Additional support for events in Chicago provided by: Breadcrumb PRO, Casa Noble Tequila, Chicago Magazine, Crafthouse Cocktails, Death’s Door Spirits, DJ Matt Roan, Don Q Cristal Rum, Entertaining Company, Fernet Branca, Galdones Photography, Good Vines Wines Great Lakes Brewing Co., JW Marriott Chicago, Kehoe Designs, Louis Glunz Beer, Inc., Mountain Valley Spring Water, Novovino Wine Co., Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, Royal Cup Coffee, Sunrise Digital, Templeton Rye Whiskey, The Butcher & Larder, and The Violet Hour.