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Taste America: New York City - Brooklyn

A Virtual Dining Event

Sun, March 21, 2021

8:00 PM
La Vara
Price: General Admission Tickets: $95 (single) / $175 (pair); VIP Tickets: $125 (single) / $225 (pair) The box office is now closed.

A national virtual community dinner to support independent restaurants.
Taste America presented by Capital One will bring together chefs and diners from across the country to support local restaurants and to rebuild a more sustainable and equitable industry.

Enjoy a three-course takeout meal with guests in your city and around the country from the comfort of your home! Your Taste America meal kit will be prepared by Chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero and includes wine and Rabbit Hole spirits, along with access to cooking demos and our national broadcast featuring James Beard Foundation friends, chefs, and special guests.

Each VIP ticket includes one (1) bottle of Château d'Esclans Whispering Angel rosé along with one (1) limited-edition JBF tote bag.




Alex Raij and Eder Montero
La Vara, Brooklyn

Saint Julivert Fisherie’s Vuelve a la Vida > Seafood in Tomato–Tamarind Broth with Herbs, Avocado, and Fried Saltines
** Contains gluten and shellfish; can be made gluten-free

La Vara’s Sullivan County Duck Breast with Brassica and Pomegranate Gastrique

Greenmarket Toasted-and-Braised Local Grains with Overwintered Vegetables, Barberries, Catalan Almond Mole, and Queso Fresco
** Vegetarian; contains dairy, gluten, and nuts; can be made vegan

Txikito’s La Viña–Inspired Caramelized Cheesecake with Rabbit Hole Dareringer Bourbon Macerated Pineapple 
** Vegetarian; contains dairy and gluten

Casillero del Diablo Reserva Pinot Noir 2019
Château d’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé NV (VIP only)

Koppert Cress
Sustainable Shrimp Partnership

Beverages courtesy of
Casillero del Diablo
Château d'Esclans (VIP only)
Rabbit Hole Distillery

Menu is subject to change. Please note your three-course meal will be packaged for pick-up so that you may enjoy it at home. Some heating or finishing may be required; instructions will be provided. Refrigeration recommended.

Your three-course meal will be available for pick-up on the afternoon of Sunday, March 21 at La Vara (268 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201). Please note, guests must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to pick up a meal kit.

Through our Open for Good campaign, the Foundation is committed to helping independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild better, and thrive for the long term.


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