Events / Taste America


Tue, March 08, 2022

6:30 PM
Bar Volpe
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Tickets on sale now!

Bar Volpe
170 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
Dressy casual attire

Proof of full vaccination required to attend.

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 Bar Volpe will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chef Karen Akunowicz of Bar Volpe and Chef Cassie Piuma of Sarma will prepare a multi-course menu that reflects their signature styles, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurants and the Boston community. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.

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Karen Akunowicz
Bar Volpe


Cassie Piuma
Somerville, MA


The Suffragette > Brown Butter Rabbit Hole Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Bitter Carrot Liqueur, Ginger Tincture, Bitters, and Prosecco


White Claw® Hard Seltzer (Black Cherry or Mango)



Yellowfin Tuna Malawach with Tahini, Tomato, Anchovy, and Capers

**Nut-free; contains alliums, dairy, and gluten

Fava Bean Pâté with Zucchini Caponata

**Gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan; contains alliums

Mushroom–Artichoke Shish with Black Truffle Tarator and Salsa Verde

**Gluten-free and vegan; contains alliums and nuts

Pork Schnitzel with Chestnut–Brown Butter, Bomba, and Sage

**Contains dairy, gluten, nuts, and pork

Mussels Scapece with Fennel, Orange, and Hot Peppers

**Dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free; contains shellfish

Sicilian-Fried Olives with Merguez and Chermoula

**Nut-free; contains alliums, dairy, and gluten



Taleggio-Stuffed Focaccia

**Allium-free, nut-free, and vegetarian; contains dairy and gluten



Eggplant Dolma with Green Wheat alla Norma, Haloumi, and Za’atar

** Nut-free and vegetarian; contains alliums, dairy, gluten, and nightshades

Nicosia Etna Bianco 2017



Lamb Osso Bucco with Harissa, Carrot Polenta, and Ginger Gremolata

** Nut-free and gluten-free; contains alliums and dairy

Giovanna Madonia “KA” Forlì Sangiovese 2020



Moroccan Chickpea Stew

** Gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan; contains alliums

Giovanna Madonia “KA” Forlì Sangiovese 2020



Chocolate Semifreddo with Hazelnuts, Urfa, and Kumquats

** Gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian; contains nuts and dairy

Whiskey Flight

Rabbit Hole Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Rabbit Hole Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye
Rabbit Hole Dareringer Straight Bourbon


Featured Beverage Partners
Arborway Imports
F.X. Magner Selections
Rabbit Hole Distillery
White Claw® Hard Seltzer

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.

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COVID-19 SAFETY (Proof of Vaccination Required to Attend)

Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our guests, chefs, and restaurant teams to experience our events is a top priority for the James Beard Foundation. In accordance with the city of Boston to combat the rise of COVID-19 cases in the area, all guests will be required to show proof of vaccination to attend the event. You may show the following as proof of vaccination: physical copy of vaccination card, photo of vaccination card, an image of any official immunization record, or an image of any COVID vaccine digital verification record, including a state-issued digital record proving vaccination status.
The Foundation encourages all guests to wear masks when they are not actively eating and/or drinking and when speaking with restaurant staff. Please note, this policy is subject to change. Ticket buyers will be alerted of the final policy in an email at least two (2) days prior to the event date. Thank you for your continued understanding and compliance with these measures for your safety and the safety of those around you.

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, Bar Volpe, 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.

To view the James Beard Foundation's full list of COVID-19 policies, please click here.

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