Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

FOJBB: St. Louis

Two-night event: Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3, 2022

Thu, June 02, 2022

6:30 PM
Tempus, The Grove
Price: $240 Click Here for Tickets!

The Grove
4370 Manchester Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

Featured Participants:

Chef Ben Grupe
Tempus, St. Louis

General Manager/Beverage Director Drew Lucido
Tempus, St. Louis

Sous Chef Justin Bell 
Tempus, St. Louis

Principal Andrew Viragh
Sonder Hospitality, St. Louis

St. Louis native and JBFA Semifinalist, chef Ben Grupe spent time in some of the area’s top restaurants before generating national buzz for his refined cooking and elegant hospitality at Tempus. With a post-Covid reopening last fall, the intimate eatery promptly landed on best-of lists and garnered chef Grupe a 2022 JBFA Emerging Chef semifinalist nod in the process. Join our hosts for a special tasting menu with impeccable wine pairings, courtesy of beverage director Drew Lucido.

Friends of James Beard Benefits support the James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good initiatives, providing critical resources to help independent restaurants build the capacity to come back stronger, more equitable, more sustainable, and more resilient.



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Teutonic Wine Company Riesling 2020

Asparagus with Green Garlic Financier, Brown Butter, and Egg Yolk 

Teutonic Wine Company Riesling 2020

Halibut with Spinach, Fennel Confit, and Cucumber Beurre Blanc 

Iconic Myriad Cinsault 2021

Beef Strip with Morel Mushrooms, Cippolini Onions, and Ramps 

Iconic Myriad Cinsault 2021

Chocolate—Almond Dacquoise with Black Garlic and Green Strawberries

Dessert Cocktail > Scotch, Rhubarb, Celery, and Sherry 

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