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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Philadelphia

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

September 30, 2013


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.

On Saturday, join us at the King of Prussia location of Sur La Table for a day of free cooking demos and local product tastings. Carla Hall will start the day with a demonstration in the store's kitchen, followed by another demo with Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby of Philadelphia's acclaimed vegan restaurant, Vedge. Our chefs will also be signing copies of their cookbooks for fans.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of Philadelphia proceeds to Greener Partners, a nonprofit that strengthens access to local food, offers training to new farmers, and educates consumers about the origins of ingredients.

Click here to reserve tickets for Friday night’s event. Saturday’s events at Sur La Table are free, but space is limited. Additional info about ticketing can be found here.

Stay tuned for a preview of this weekend's Taste America events in San Francisco!


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 Philadelphia provided by: Acqua Panna, Capital Wine & Spirits, Creekstone Farms, Peachtree & Ward, Philadelphia Distilling, River Horse Brewing Company, San Pellegrino, Sly Fox Beer, Troegs Brewing Company, Victory Brewing Company, Weyerbacher Brewing Company, and Yards Brewing Company.