Events / Taste America


Tue, January 18, 2022

5:00 PM
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Tickets on sale now!

3540 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Dressy casual attire

5:00 P.M. First Seating for Dinner
8:00 P.M. Second Seating for Dinner

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 dinner at Ariete will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chef Michael Beltran of Ariete and Chef Valerie Chang of Itamae / B-Side Sushi will prepare a multi-course menu that reflects their signature styles, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurants and the Miami community. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.

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Michael Beltran
Coconut Grove, FL


Valerie Chang
Itamae / B-Side Sushi

Cuban Bread with Housemade Goat Butter
** Nut-free; contains dairy, gluten, and pork fat

Rabbit Hole Buck > Rabbit Hole Cavehill Bourbon with Amaro, Lime, Ginger, and Grapefruit

Foie Gras Buñuelos with Yuca Doughnut, Foie Gras Torchon, and Temptation Caramel
**Dairy-free; contains gluten and poultry

Gustavo Martinez Kilako Valle del Itata 2019

Ceviche de Fresa with Green and Red Strawberries, Heirloom Tomato, and Strawberry Consommé
** Gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan

Bodegas Albamar Albino 2018

Monkfish Seco with Potato Ají Amarillo Pavé, and Red Onion Espuma
** Dairy-free and nut-free; contains beef jus, fish, and gluten

Cantina Marilina 'Ruversa' Nero d'Avola Eloro 2015

Tamal en Cazuela Wild Mushroom Ragoût with Shaved Black Truffles
** Gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian; contains dairy

Cantina Marilina 'Ruversa' Nero d'Avola Eloro 2015

Strawberry Granita with Pickled Strawberry, Champagne Sabayon, and Tomato Powder
** Contains dairy

Whiskey Flight
Rabbit Hole Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Rabbit Hole Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye
Rabbit Hole Dareringer Straight Bourbon

Featured Beverage Partners
Arash Selects
Rabbit Hole Distillery

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.


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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, Ariete, 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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