Events / Special Event

Taste America: Las Vegas

A Taste of America, part of the James Beard Foundation's Taste America®, a cross-country food festival

Sat, September 28, 2013

8:00 PM
The Mirage
Member Price: $120 Public Price: $120 Phone: 818.288.4050
Reservations Policy

This event will also feature more celebrated local chefs to be announced. Guests will enjoy a walk-around gala tasting reception featuring at least 7 food stations and 7 beverage stations from Las Vegas’ finest restaurants.

Saturday, September 28, 2013
The Mirage
3400 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas

For those traveling from out of town, JBF guests enjoy a preferred rate at The Mirage Hotel & Casino during the Taste America weekend. Reserve by calling 800.627.6667 and mentioning discount code “JBF13” for rates beginning at $89/night. 

Click here to reserve tickets, or for more information on the events or local sponsorship in Las Vegas, please contact Alan Semsar at or 818.288.4050.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening's proceeds to Epicurean Charitable Foundation.


Our roster of renowned chefs for this event:

Masaharu Morimoto
Iron Chef and proprietor of Morimoto Restaurants

Christian Schmidt
The Mirage, Las Vegas

James Beard Award Winner
Saipin Chutima
Lotus of Siam, Las Vegas

James Beard Award Winner
Luciano Pellegrini
Valentino, Las Vegas

James Beard Award Winner
François Payard
Payard, Las Vegas

James Beard Award Winner
Paul Bartolotta
Ristorante di Mare, Las Vegas

Eric Klein
Spago, Las Vegas

Brian Massie
STACK Restaurant & Bar, Las Vegas

Laurent Tourondel
BLT Steak, Las Vegas

Malcolm Mitchell
Mint Gastro Pub, Richmond, VA

Adam Arencibia
Japonais, Las Vegas