Events / Taste America


Wed, February 16, 2022

6:30 PM
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Tickets on sale now!

412 Girod Street,
New Orleans, LA 70130
Dressy casual attire

Please note: Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event is 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 dinner at Vyoone’s will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chef Sidney Montrel of Vyoone’s and Chef Martha Wiggins of Café Reconcile will prepare a multi-course menu that reflects their signature styles, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurants and the New Orleans community. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.

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Sidney Montrel
New Orleans


Martha Wiggins
Café Reconcile
New Orleans


Strawberry Basil Mule > Rabbit Hole Dareringer Bourbon Whiskey with Housemade Strawberry Syrup and Basil


White Claw® Hard Seltzer (Black Cherry or Mango)


Grilled Baguette with Kerrygold Butter
**Contains dairy and gluten 


Seared Scallop with Butter Bean Cassoulet and Persillade Sauce
** Dairy-free and gluten-free; contains pork and shellfish 

Dough North Coast Chardonnay 2019


Classic Coq Au Vin > Braised Cornish Hen with Red Wine–Cognac Reduction, Roasted Garlic, Wild Mushrooms, Fingerling Potatoes, and Confit Pearl Onions
** Dairy-free and gluten-free; contains alliums 

Dough Oregon Pinot Noir 2019


Vegan Couscous Coq au Vin > Braised Couscous with Red Wine–Cognac Reduction, Roasted Garlic, Wild Mushrooms, Fingerling Potatoes, and Confit Pearl Onions
**Dairy-free and gluten-free; contains alliums 

Dough Oregon Pinot Noir 2019


White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Praline and Rabbit Hole Dareringer Bourbon Whiskey Sauce
** Nut-free; contains dairy and gluten 

Featured Beverage Partners
dough wines
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.


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COVID-19 SAFETY (Proof of Vaccination/Negative COVID-19 Test 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 New Orleans’ current policies to combat the rise of COVID-19 cases in the area, all guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the event to attend. You may show the following as proof of vaccination: physical copy of vaccination card, photo of vaccination card, state-issued digital record proving vaccination status, or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event date.

As of January 12, 2022, the City of New Orleans is under an indoor mask mandate. All guests are required to wear a mask when entering and moving around the restaurant. The James Beard Foundation encourages all guests attending (dining indoors or outdoors) to wear a mask when not actively eating and/or drinking and when speaking to restaurant staff

Please note, this policy is subject to change. Ticket buyers attending the 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, Vyoone’s, 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.

To view the James Beard Foundation's full list of COVID-19 policies, please click here.

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