Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Palm Desert, CA

Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival at the Gardens on El Paseo

Fri, April 08, 2016

11:30 AM
The Gardens on El Paseo
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 760.325.2333x282

Cat Cora
Cat Cora’s Kitchen, Houston, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco; CCQ, Costa Mesa, CA; and Kouzzina, Orlando, FL,

JBF Award Winner Gale Gand
Spritz Burger, Chicago

Valerie Gordon
Valerie Confections, Los Angeles

Suzanne Tracht
​Jar, Los Angeles


  • English Pea Purée Crostini with Spring Radishes and Humboldt Fog
  • Spring Salad with Little Gems Lettuce, Radicchio, Blanched-and-Pickled Asparagus, Lemon Confit, Avocado, and Green Garlic–Crème Fraîche Vinaigrette
  • Arctic Char with Satsuma–Habanero Glaze, Meyer Lemon Couscous, and Hot House Cilantro
    • Grgich Hills Estate Fumé Blanc Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Almond Tea Cake with Pink Grapefruit Crème Légerè, Lychees, and Rose Petals
    • Grgich Hills Estate Violetta Late Harvest 2012

Related Info

If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at or 212.627.1128. Proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarships and culinary programs.