Events / Taste America

Taste America: Los Angeles

Join us for a night of culinary stars!

Fri, October 12, 2018

6:00 PM
SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills
Price: Click below to see prices and purchase tickets. Get tickets here.

SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills 
465 South La Cienega Boulevard 
Los Angeles, CA 90048

6:00 P.M. Cocktail and Tasting Reception
7:30 P.M. Seated Dinner and Dessert Reception to Follow
Cocktail Attire

Dinner Menu Created By

VISITING ALL-STAR
James Beard Award Winner
Andrew Carmellini
The Dutch, NYC

LOCAL ALL-STAR
Ludo Lefebvre

Trois Mec, Los Angeles

HOST CHEF 
Holly Jivin

The Bazaar by José Andrés, Beverly Hills, CA; Tres, Beverly Hills 


Reception Tastings Created By

Wes Avila
Guerrilla Tacos, Los Angeles

Raphael Francois
Tesse, West Hollywood, CA

Mei Lin
Nightshade, Los Angeles

Pawan Mahendro
Badmaash, Los Angeles

Curtis Stone
Maude, Beverly Hills


Dessert Reception Tastings Created By

Margarita Manzke
République, Los Angeles

Lincoln Carson
Bon Temps, Los Angeles

Mitzi Reyes
SLS Hotel, Los Angeles


Wine Chair

Mark Samosonova, Wine Director, Delilah
 

Special Guest Hosts

Curtis Stone, Chef/Owner, Gwen and Maude, Los Angeles

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

Dawn McCoy, CEO, DMM: Dawn McCoy Media


Co-Chairs

Jason Rhee, Director of Celebrations, Rheefined Company

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

John Terzian, Founder, The h.wood Group


Honorary Co-Chair

James Beard Award Winner and James Beard Foundation Trustee Mary Sue Milliken, Chef/Owner, Border Grill Restaurants


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Menu

RECEPTION HORS D’OEUVRES 

Eggplant Tostadas with Roasted Eggplant, Labneh, Roasted Tomato Salsa, Sumac, Za’Atar, Olive Oil, Red Onions, and Pine Nuts
CREATED BY WES AVILA, GUERRILLA TACOS, LOS ANGELES 

Blue Crab Simplissime with Whipped Potatoes, Tarragon, and Cognac
CREATED BY RAPHAEL FRANCOIS, TESSE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

Mushroom Ramen with Quail Eggs, Nori, Fried Garlic, and Pork Belly
CREATED BY HOLLY JIVIN, THE BAZAAR BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS and TRES, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 

Green Curry Chicken Liver Mousse with Tom Yum Crackers
CREATED BY MEI LIN, NIGHTSHADE, LOS ANGELES

Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs with Caramelized Onion Curry, Basmati Pilaf, and Quick-Pickled Onions
CREATED BY PAWAN MAHENDRO, BADMAASH, LOS ANGELES 

Vitello Tonnato Ravioli with Caper Sauce
CREATED BY CURTIS STONE, MAUDE, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 

Reception Beverages Courtesy of: El Tesoro Tequila, Gloria Ferrer, Peroni, Robert Mondavi Winery, and Woodford Reserve Bourbon 

DINNER 

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Cloumage and Basil
CREATED BY JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER ANDREW CARMELLINI, THE DUTCH, NYC
San Salvatore Trentenare Paestum Fiano 2017

Fresh Tuna Confit with Bouillabaisse Consommé, Dried Pork, Plums, and Verbena Oil
CREATED BY LUDO LEFEBVRE, TROIS MEC, LOS ANGELES 
La Antigua Clásico Rioja Reserva 2010

Roasted-and-Braised Jerk Lamb with Coconut Koginut Squash 
CREATED BY JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER ANDREW CARMELLINI, THE DUTCH, NYC
Robert Mondavi Winery Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

DESSERT RECEPTION 

Halo-Halo with Seasonal Fruit, Coconut Tapioca, and Watermelon Granite
CREATED BY MARGARITA MANZKE, RÉPUBLIQUE, LOS ANGELES

Dulcey Delice with Walnut Sablé and Salted Caramel 
CREATED BY LINCOLN CARSON, BON TEMPS, LOS ANGELES 

Patisserie by The Bazaar
CREATED BY MITZI REYES, THE BAZAAR BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS, BEVERLY HILLS, CA

Spiced Goat Cheese, Pumpkin Custard, and Chocolate Tacolates
CREATED BY SALT & STRAW, LOS ANGELES 

Reception Beverages Courtesy of: El Tesoro Tequila, Gloria Ferrer Wines, Peroni, Quinta De La Rosa, Robert Mondavi Winery, and Woodford Reserve Bourbon 
 

Related Info

For more information on events or local sponsorship in Los Angeles, please contact Madison Ginnett 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. 

 

LOCAL PARTNERS

SPECIAL THANKS

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