Events / Taste America


Mon, March 07, 2022

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

119 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002

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 Dhamaka will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chef Chintan Pandya of Dhamaka and Chefs Genie Kwon and Tim Flores of Kasama in Chicago will prepare a multi-course menu that reflects their signature styles and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurants and the New York City/Chicago communities. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.

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Chintan Pandya
New York City


Genie Kwon and Tim Flores


Nashilli Dalchini > Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye with Brandy, Ceylon Cinnamon Syrup, Absinthe, Peychauds Bitter, Angostura Bitters, and Lemon Twist

Sharabi Roohafza > Rabbit Hole Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon with Rose Honey Syrup, Homemade Whey, Lemon Juice, and Angostura Bitters

Cocktails created by Ali M. Hasan



Salmon Tikka with Mint Chutney

**Gluten-free, nut-free; contains dairy



Tabakh Maaz > Lamb Ribs

** Dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free; vegetarian option available

DAOU Rosé 2020



Murgh Kofta with Ghee Rice > Chicken Mince, Egg, and Poppy Seeds

** Gluten-free; contains dairy and nuts

Paratha with Kerrygold Butter

** Allium-free, nut-free, vegetarian; contains dairy and gluten

DAOU Chardonnay 2020



Bharela Baingan > Stuffed Eggplants

** Gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan; contains coconut

DAOU Chardonnay 2020



Halo Halo > Tita Lolly’s Leche Flan with Asian Pear Granita and Toasted Genmai Rice

** Gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian; 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
DAOU Family Estates
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, Dhamaka, 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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