Events / Taste America


Sun, October 17, 2021

11:00 AM
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Ticket sales for this event are now closed.

1370 N St Andrews Place
Los Angeles, CA 90028

11 a.m. - first seating for brunch
2 p.m. - second seating for brunch
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 Asian-style brunch at Phenakite will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chef Minh Phan of Phenakite and porridge + puffs, and Chef Ria Dolly Barbosa of Petite Peso will prepare a multi-course menu that reflects their signature styles, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurants and the Los Angeles community. The brunch will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.



Minh Phan
Phenakite and porridge + puffs
Los Angeles


Ria Dolly Barbosa
Petite Peso
Los Angeles

Upon Arrival
White Claw® Hard Seltzer (Black Cherry and Mango)

To Start
Chef Ria’s Plush-Cloud Pan de Sal
Kerrygold Butter Duo
Makrut–Salt Butter and Condensed Milk Butter

Whipped Egg White and Kerrygold Butter–Topped Cold Brew with Rabbit Hole Heigold and Dareringer Straight Bourbon Whiskeys and Okinawan Brown Sugar

Main Plates
Numbing Spice–Roasted Skuna Bay Salmon
Chicken Adobo Floss with Chrysanthemum Greens and Pear Atchara
Wild Mushrooms with Soft Turkey Eggs
Hijiki with Fennel and Fermented Stone Fruit
Fermented Broad Bean with California Wakame
Kabocha with Kombu
Umami Crunch Mix
Atchara Pickles
Savory Jam
All the Porridge Your Soul Desires

UN’SWEET The Zero Sugar Wine Pinot Grigio 2019

Pink Peppercorn Pavlova with Finger Grapes, Yuzu Cream, Oats, Buckwheat, and Gingered Molasses

Upon Departure
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)

** This menu contains alliums, gluten, dairy, nuts, raw/undercooked eggs, sesame and soy. A gluten-free, nut-free, vegan menu is available upon request.

Featured Beverage Partners
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.


Special Thanks

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COVID-19 SAFETY (Proof of Full 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 Los Angeles and Phenakite to combat the rise of COVID-19 cases in the area, all guests will be required to show proof of full vaccination to attend the event. You may show the following as proof of vaccination: physical CDC vaccination card; a digital copy or picture of a CDC vaccination card; documentation from a healthcare provider; or a personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the state of California or by an approved private company.

We ask that you please continue to wear masks upon arrival and when you are not seated at your table. Please note, this policy is subject to change. Ticket buyers attending the Los Angeles Taste America event 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, 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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