Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Palm Desert, CA

Fri, March 22, 2019

11:30 AM
The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert Food & Wine
Price: $150 Reserved Seating $125 General Admission This event is sold out.

JBF Award Winner Scott Conant
Scottsdale, AZ

Antonia Lofaso
Los Angeles

Stuart O’Keeffe

Fabio Viviani

Zac Young

A gourmet four course luncheon featuring emcee Stuart O’Keeffe, celebrity chef, television personality, and cookbook author, benefiting the James Beard Foundation.

Just like any good wine, cheese, or cast-iron skillet, the Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon, a special feature of Palm Desert Food & Wine, only gets better each year. The lineup of award–winning celebrity chefs that will be attending the 2019 event hail from California and across the country and include Scott Conant, chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, TV personality, judge on Chopped, and frequent co-host on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay; Fabio Viviani, acclaimed chef, culinary personality, restaurateur, cookbook author, and winner of Top Chef’s Fan Favorite title; Antonia Lofaso, chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and television personality on Top Chef, Restaurant Startup, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games; Zac Young, named one of the top 10 pastry chefs in America in 2015, creator of viral dessert sensation The PieCaken, finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Desserts, and Pastry Director of Craveable Hospitality Group.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the James Beard Foundation's Women's Leadership Programs, and to Coachella Valley’s FIND Food Bank.


Fabio Viviani
Baby Romaine Wedge Salad with Humboldt Fog Blue Cheese, Crispy Bacon, and Parmesan–Truffle Dressing

Antonia Lofaso
Sweet Pea Ravioli with Yellow Foot and Morel Mushrooms, Smoked Lardo Nage, and Thyme

Scott Conant
Sweet Onion and Spice–Crusted Beef Sirloin with Maitake Mushrooms, Parsnip Purée, and Oxtail Sugo

Zac Young
Negroni Mousse with Blood Orange and Marcona Almonds

A selection of fine wines will be served with this dinner.

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