Events / Taste America

Taste America: Chicago Kick-Off

Join us to kick-off the Taste America weekend!

Thu, October 25, 2018

6:00 PM
The Lakewood
Price: $100 Purchase tickets here.

The Lakewood
1758 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60612

6:00 PM Walk-Around Cocktail Reception and Light Bites
Festive Attire

Join us for Raising the Bar – The James Beard Foundation Celebrates Women Shaking Up Chicago’s Beverage Scene
Hosted by Jodi Fyfe and Chef Devon Quinn, Eden Restaurant 


Beverage Tastings by

Natalia Cardenas, CSS, Beverage Development Manager, Breakthru Beverage Illinois, Chicago

Julieta Campos, Head Bartender, The Whistler, Chicago

Jarmel Doss, Assistant Bar Director, The Aviary, Chicago

Julia Momose, Beverage Curator, Oriole, Chicago and Partner, Kumiko, Chicago

Alpana Singh, Master Sommelier; Host of Check, Please!; and Owner of Terra and Vine, Evanston, IL

Plus bites by chef Devon Quinn, Eden Restaurant 



Please stay tuned for the menu.

Related Info

For more information on the events or local sponsorship in Chicago, please contact Sarah Sackett of Isabelli Media Relations at 847.840.4936.


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Special Thanks