Events / Taste America


Tue, March 22, 2022

7:00 PM
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Tickets on sale now!

40 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012
Dressy casual attire

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 dinner at Kimika will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chef Christine Lau of Kimika and Chef JJ Johnson of FIELDTRIP will prepare a multi-course menu that reflects their signature styles, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurants and the New York City community. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.

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Christine Lau
New York City


JJ Johnson
New York City


House-Marinated Spicy Olives

** Dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian

Gumbo Seaweed Grissini

** Dairy-free and nut-free; contains gluten  

Glass Jaw > Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye with Mizu Shochu, Carpano Bitters, Pink Peppercorn, Citrus, and Prosecco

**Can be made without peppercorn for nut allergies



Chili Prawn with Suya Spice and Peanut

** Dairy-free and nut-free; contains nuts and shellfish 

Stuffed Shishitos with Italian Sausage, Sweet Soy, and Pickled Onions

** Dairy-free and nut-free; contains gluten  

Berbere-Spiced Lamb Tsukune with Piri Piri

** Dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free

Suya-Dusted Mushrooms

** Dairy-free and gluten-free; contains nuts

Rotari Brut 2014



Cornmeal-Crusted Whole Black Sea Bass

** Dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free

Jerk Porchetta with Crispy Pork Belly

** Dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free

Coconut Yassa, Ginger–Yuzu Mostarda, Salsa Verde, and Peppered Raisin Relish

**Dairy-free and nut-free; contains gluten and shellfish

Pizzette Fritte and Roti

**Nut-free; contains dairy and gluten

Lettuce Wraps and Herbs

**Gluten-free, nut-free and vegan

DiNotte Red Blend NV



Cornmeal-Crusted Eggplant and Jerk Cauliflower Katsu

**Nut-free and vegetarian; contains dairy and gluten

DiNotte Red Blend NV



Broccoli Collard > Broccoli Rabe, Chinese Broccoli, Collard Greens, Porchetta Fat, and Golden Furikake

**Dairy-free and nut-free; contains gluten; can be made gluten-free and vegetarian

Coconut Rice and Peas

**Dairy-free; contains coconut and gluten; can be made vegetarian



Matcha Melktert

** Nut-free; contains dairy and gluten

Mochi Bomboloncini with Peanut, Coconut, and Crispy Chicken Skin

** Dairy-free and gluten-free; contains nuts

Rabbit Hole Whiskey Flight

Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye
Dareringer Straight Bourbon

Featured Beverage Partners
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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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 New York City to combat the rise of COVID-19 cases in the area, all guests dining (indoors and outdoors) will be required to show proof of full vaccination (along with photo identification) to attend the event. You may show the following as proof of vaccination: a photo or hard copy of vaccination card, NYC COVID Safe app, New York State Excelsior Pass app, CLEAR digital vaccine card, CLEAR Health Pass, or other official vaccine record.

We encourage all guests to wear masks when they are not actively eating and/or drinking and when speaking with staff. Please note, this mask policy is subject to change. Ticket buyers 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, Kimika, 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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