Events / Taste America

Taste America: Los Angeles

Join us for a night of culinary stars!

Fri, October 06, 2017

6:30 PM
Vibiana
Price: The box office is now closed. To inquire about tickets, please contact Maya Placido at maya@afandco.com or 707-813-0005. Learn about other Los Angeles events.

Vibiana
214 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

6:00 PM VIP Reception and Silent Auction
6:30 PM General Admission Cocktail and Tasting Reception
7:30 PM Dinner
Cocktail Attire
 

Dinner Menu Created by

TASTE AMERICA ALL-STAR
James Beard Award Winner
Barbara Lynch
Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Boston

LOCAL STAR 
Michael Cimarusti
Providence and Connie and Ted’s, Los Angeles

PASTRY CHEF
Shannon Swindle
Craft Los Angeles, Los Angeles

HOST CHEF 
Neal Fraser 
Redbird, Los Angeles 


Reception Tastings Created by

Amanda Chapman and Johnny Ray Zone
Howlin’ Ray’s, Los Angeles

Evan Funke
Felix, Venice 

Justin Hilbert 
Maude, Beverly Hills

Sara Kramer 
Kismet, Los Angeles

David Schlosser 
Shibumi, Los Angeles


Co-Chairs

David Bernahl, CEO and Co-Founder, Coastal Luxury Management and Los Angeles and Pebble Beach Food & Wine 

Dr. Gabriel Chiu and Christine Chiu, Founders, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc 

Ye-Hui Goldenson, Public Relations Director, Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills

Jung Park, Managing Director, CapitalSource, a division of Pacific Western Bank 

Robert Schueller, Director of Public Relations, Melissa’s Produce 

Honorary Chef Chair James Beard Award Winner Mary Sue Milliken, James Beard Foundation Board of Trustees and Chef/Owner, Border Grill Restaurants and Border Grill Truck

Wine Chair Jordan Nova, Wine Director, Waldorf Astoria & Jean-Georges, Beverly Hills


Emcees

Monti Carlo, Chef and Food Network TV Personality

Simon Majumdar, Author and Food Network TV Personality

 

The box office is now closed. To inquire about tickets, please contact Maya Placido at maya@afandco.com or 707-813-0005.

 

Menu

RECEPTION HORS D’OEUVRE

Tortellini en Brodo
CREATED BY EVAN FUNKE, FELIX, VENICE 

Dried Scallops with Creamed Endive and Caviar 
CREATED BY JUSTIN HILBERT, MAUDE, BEVERLY HILLS

Spiced Tomato Broth with Watermelon
CREATED BY SARA KRAMER, KISMET, LOS ANGELES

Uni Shiokara
CREATED BY DAVID SCHLOSSER, SHIBUMI, LOS ANGELES

Wings
CREATED BY JOHNNY and AMANDA ZONE, HOWLIN’ RAY’S, LOS ANGELES

Assorted Cheeses
SPONSORED BY KERRYGOLD

TABASCO® Sauce Family of Flavors Tasting 
SPONSORED BY MCILHENNY COMPANY

Seared Togarashi Sea Scallops with Passion Fruit Vinaigrette, Shishito Peppers, and Micro-Basil
CREATED BY SODEXO 

Blue Circle Smoked Salmon with Chive Cream Cheese, Cucumbers, and Dill on Rye Bread
CREATED BY JAMES BEARD LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER NORA POUILLON
SPONSORED BY BLUE CIRCLE FOODS

Reception Beverages Courtesy of:
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Health-Ade Kombucha
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Robert Mondavi Winery
VOSS Artisan Water 

DINNER 

Tuna Niçoise with Quail Egg, Haricot Verts, and Black Olives
CREATED BY JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER BARBARA LYNCH, BARBARA LYNCH GRUPPO, BOSTON

White Bean Bouillon with Pecorino Romano, Mascarpone Raviolini, Truffles, and Hazelnut
CREATED BY JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER BARBARA LYNCH, BARBARA LYNCH GRUPPO, BOSTON

Liberty Farms Duck with Green Cabbage, Honey Nut Squash, and Sauce Salmis
CREATED BY MICHAEL CIMARUSTI, PROVIDENCE AND CONNIE AND TED’S LOS ANGELES 

Apple–Almond Torte with Honeybee Pollen Ice Cream and Cider Sorbet 
Mignardises with Guittard Chocolate 
CREATED BY SHANNON SWINDLE, CRAFT LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES

Wines Courtesy of Robert Mondavi Winery

Coffee Service Compliments of Stumptown Coffee Roasters 

Related Info

For more information on events or local sponsorship in Los Angeles, please contact Madison Ginnett of Andrew Freeman & Co. at madison@afandco.com or 415.781.5700.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Scholarship Fund. From April 1 through May 15, 2018 local culinary students are invited to apply through jamesbeard.org.
 

LOCAL PARTNERS

LOCAL MEDIA PARTNER

SPECIAL THANKS

 

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