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JBF x SXSW present Fostering Community: Good Food For Good™

Sun, March 15, 2020

6:30 PM
Eden East Farm
Price: $150 This event has been cancelled.

Join SXSW, the James Beard Foundation, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for a dinner dedicated to the power of community.

Join us for a multi-course, collaborative meal al fresco on the beautiful Eden East Farm, as we celebrate the inspiring, unifying work of St. Jude, as well as the ways in which chefs enrich the communities they serve.

6:30 P.M. Reception
7:15 P.M. Dinner


Kristin Collins and Megan Rowan
Fluff Meringues & More, Austin

Sonya Coté
Eden East, Austin

Michael Fojtasek
Olamaie, Austin

Antonia Lofaso
DAMA, Scopa Italian Roots, and Black Market Liquor Bar, Los Angeles

Please note that this event takes place outdoors on a farm, under an open-air tent, so kindly dress accordingly.  Due to the limitations, menu changes cannot be accommodated at this event.

All reservations are non-refundable, and must be made in advance.

All beverages are complimentary at this event.



Sonya Coté, Eden East
Bastrop Cattle Co. Grassfed Short Rib "Sloppy Sue Slider" Blended Burger

Carrot Pâté on Puff Pastry with Microgreens

Shrimp Cocktail

Farm Lemonade > Tito’s Handmade Vodka with Rosemary

When Life Gives You Lemongrass > Tito’s Handmade Vodka with Lemongrass Cordial and Mint

Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé 2018


Antonia Lofaso, DAMA, Scopa Italian Roots, and Black Market Liquor Bar
Smoked Ocean Trout with Dill crème Fraîche, Pickled Turnips and Peas, and Trout Roe

Michael Fojtasek, Olamaie
Roasted Beet Salad with Horseradish Custard, Sorbet, and Black Pepper

Sonya Coté, Eden East
Farm BQ > Smoked Seasonal Vegetables with Molasses and Chèvre

Antonia Lofaso, DAMA, Scopa Italian Roots, and Black Market Liquor Bar
Linguisa Sausage Pinwheel with Pickled Shishitos, Arugula, Frisée, Tarragon, and Manchego

Michael Fojtasek, Olamaie
Dewberry Hills Farm Chicken with Sunchoke, Green Onion, and Prairie Ronde Rice


Kristin Collins and Megan Rowan, Fluff Meringues & More
Miniature Pavlova > Toasted Vanilla–Sesame Meringue with Carrot–Ginger Curd and Cashew Honey

Sonya Coté, Eden East, Austin
Housemade Marshmallows with Cricket Chocolate Bark and Graham

Duchman Family Winery Viognier/Roussanne 2017 

Duchman Family Winery Montepulciano 2016


Presented in Partnership with

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Event Sponsors

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

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