Events / Taste America


Tue, November 09, 2021

6:30 PM
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Ticket sales for this event are now closed.

1800 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78702

A national dining event celebrating your local restaurant community.
Taste America, presented by Capital One, is a nationwide initiative to bring together chefs and diners to support the local restaurants rebuilding a more sustainable and equitable industry.

The dinner at Suerte will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chefs Fermín Núñez of Suerte and LeAnn Mueller of la Barbecue will prepare a multi-course menu that reflects their signature styles, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurant and the Austin community. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.



Fermín Núñez


LeAnn Mueller
la Barbecue

Pickleback Shot with Brisket > Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Rye Whiskey with Chef LeAnn’s Housemade Pickle Juice and la Barbecue Brisket
** Dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free

Conejo Barbudo > Rabbit Hole Cavehill Bourbon Whiskey with Sweet Potato, Honey, Lime, Allspice, Falernum, and Bitters (created by Suerte Bar Manager, Patrick Wasetis)

Beef Tri-Tip–Kimchi Taco
** Contains dairy, gluten, sesame seeds, shellfish, and soy   

William Chris Vineyards Artist Blend 2019

Smoked Beef Short Rib with Recado Negro, Black Beans, and Tortillas
** Dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free

William Chris Vineyards Enchanté 2019

Smoked Cauliflower with Mole Rojo and Almonds
** Vegan and gluten-free; contains nuts

William Chris Vineyards Enchanté 2019

Frozen Chocolate Mousse
** Gluten-free and vegetarian; contains dairy

Flight of Rabbit Hole whiskeys
Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
Dareringer Straight Bourbon Whiskey (finished in PX sherry casks)

Featured Beverage Partners
Rabbit Hole Distillery
William Chris Vineyards

Menu is subject to change. Guests must be 21 years+ with a valid ID to attend the event.

Through our Open for Good campaign, the James Beard Foundation is committed to helping independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild better, and thrive for the long term.


Local Partners

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Related Info

Reservation Policy: All reservations are nonrefundable and must be made in advance. Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, JBF will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, option to donate tickets, or a full refund. For more information, contact

Covid-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. An inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place regardless of precautions that may be taken. By purchasing and using tickets, you, on your behalf and on behalf of any accompanying parties, agree to (1) assume all risks associated with Covid-19 and other communicable diseases, (2) comply with all related health and safety policies of the James Beard Foundation, Suerte, as well as all applicable federal, state, and local government laws and recommendations, and (3) expressly release the James Beard Foundation and each of its respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, trustees, officers, directors, partners, employees, and agents from any and all claims arising from or relating to Covid-19.

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