Events / Taste America

Taste America: Philadelphia

Wed, June 23, 2021

5:30 PM
Talula’s Garden
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Ticket sales for this event are now closed.

Talula’s Garden
210 West Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. First Seating for Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 P.M. Second Seating for Dinner

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 Talula’s Garden will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Restaurateur Aimee Olexy and chefs Charles Parker and Jacquelyn Palillero will prepare a three-course menu that reflects their signature style, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurant and the Philadelphia community. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.



Aimee Olexy
Talula’s Garden, Philadelphia

Charles Parker
Talula’s Garden, Philadelphia

Jacquelyn Palillero
Talula’s Garden, Philadelphia

Talula's Fresh Biscuits with Kerrygold Cheddar, Whipped Kerrygold Chive Butter, Assorted Kerrygold Cheeses, and Sour Cherry–White Tea Jam
** Contains dairy and gluten

The BNBD (Brand New Bourbon Drink) > Rabbit Hole Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with Simple Syrup, Génépy, Rhubarb Bitters, Champagne, and Mint

Kennett Square Exotic Mushroom Risotto with High Hill Hydro Farm Purple Magic and Fried Bread Crumbs
** Nut-free and vegetarian; contains alliums, dairy, and gluten

Ventana Vineyard Arroyo Seco Chardonnay 2018

Summer Beef Short Rib and Green Meadow Farm Tomatoes with Lancaster Candy Onions, Sweet Corn Sauté, and Pickled Pole Beans
**Gluten-free, nut-free and shellfish-free; contains alliums and dairy 

Domaine Berthoumieu Constance Madiran 2015

Stacked Summer Squash and Green Meadow Farm Tomatoes with Lancaster Candy Onions, Sweet Corn Sauté, and Pickled Pole Beans
** Gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan; contains alliums

Domaine Berthoumieu Constance Madiran 2015

Chocolate Pudding Cake and Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Salted Peanuts, Chocolate Shell, and Raspberry Sauce
** Gluten-free and vegetarian; contains dairy and nuts 

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

Beverages courtesy of
Rabbit Hole Distillery
The Wine Merchant, Ltd.
Vintage Imports, Inc.

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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