Events / Taste America


Thu, November 04, 2021

6:30 PM
Reyes Mezcaleria
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Ticket sales for this event are now closed.

Reyes Mezcaleria
821 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

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 Reyes Mezcaleria will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chefs Wendy Lopez of Reyes Mezcaleria and Huy Tin of Seito Sushi Baldwin Park will prepare a multi-course menu that reflects their signature styles, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurants and the Orlando, FL community. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.



Wendy Lopez
Reyes Mezcaleria
Orlando, FL


Huy Tin
Seito Sushi Baldwin Park
Orlando, FL

Florida Clam Tostada with Uni, Peanut Salsa Macha, and Vietnamese Coriander
*Dairy-free and gluten-free; contains peanuts and shellfish

Kerrygold Butter Brioche and Pork Terrine > Berkshire Pork Cheeks, Beef Tongue, and Apricot Mustasa
*Nut-free; contains dairy and gluten

Smoke Show > Rabbit Hole Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with Ilegal Joven Mezcal, Dry Curaçao, Manzanilla Sherry, Smoked Sweet Potato Honey, Hibiscus–Ginger Shrub, Lemon, and Topo Chico (created by Lorena Castro, Reyes Mezcaleria Beverage Director)

White Claw® Hard Seltzer (Black Cherry or Mango)

Baja Salmon Aguachile with Lemongrass, Guava, and Finger Lime–Trout Roe Salsa
** Dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and shellfish free

Marqués de Cáceres Excellens Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Lamb Roulade > Lamb Loin, Wild Elk, and Pork–Apricot Sausage with Butternut Squash, Hibiscus-Braised Red Cabbage, Creamed Spinach, and Recaudó Negro
** Gluten-free and nut-free; contains dairy and eggs

Melipal Ikella Malbec 2018

Zellwood Corn-Sweet Plantain Tamal with Heirloom Oaxacan Corn, Chayote, and Peanut Mole
**Gluten-free and vegan; contains peanuts

Melipal Ikella Malbec 2018

Created by Wendy Lopez and Denise Newberry
Michoacán White Chocolate Nata Mousse with Pistachio Bread, Pomegranate, and Bay Leaf–Buttermilk Ice Cream
** Vegetarian; contains dairy, egg and pistachio

Flight of Rabbit Hole whiskeys
Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Dareringer Straight Bourbon Whiskey (finished in PX sherry casks)
Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Featured Beverage Partners
Marqués de Cáceres
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.


Local Partners

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