Events / Taste America

Taste America: Philadelphia

Join us for a night of culinary stars!

Fri, November 02, 2018

5:30 PM
The Rittenhouse
Price: Click below to see prices and purchase tickets. Get tickets here.

The Rittenhouse
210 West Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

5:30 P.M. VIP Reception at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse
6:00 P.M. Cocktail and Tasting Reception
7:30 P.M. Seated Dinner and Dessert Reception to Follow 
10:00 P.M. After-Party at Scarpetta Rittenhouse
Cocktail Attire

Dinner Menu Created by

James Beard Award Winner
Jeremiah Langhorne
The Dabney, Washington D.C.

Nicholas Elmi

Laurel; ITV; and Royal Boucherie, Philadelphia

Jonathan Cichon

Lacroix and The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia

Reception Tastings Created By 

Joey Baldino
Palizzi Social Club, Philadelphia and Zeppoli, Collingswood, NJ

Eli Kulp and John Patterson
Fork, Philadelphia

Michael Loughlin
Scarpetta, Philadelphia

Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran
Barbuzzo, Philadelphia 

Diana Widjojo
Hardena, Philadelphia 

Dessert Reception Tastings Created By

James Beard Award Winner
Camille Cogswell

Zahav, Philadelphia

Andrew Ling 
Schulson Collective, Philadelphia 

Tova du Plessis
Essen Bakery, Philadelphia

The Rittenhouse Pastry Team
The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia 


Alex Holley, Host of Fox 29’s “Good Day Philadelphia”


Joshua Katz, The Katz Family Charitable Foundation


Laura Burkhardt, Vice President Visitor Appeal, Visit Philadelphia
Michael Schulson, Founder and CEO, Schulson Collective 
Jay H. Shah, Chief Executive Officer, Hersha Hotels and Resorts 
Ellen Yin and Eli Kulp, Founder and Co-Founder, High Street Hospitality Group

Purchase Tickets Here


Please stay tuned for the menu. 


Related Info

For more information on the events or local sponsorship in Philadelphia, please contact Alyssa Bonventure at or 215.627.1060.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Scholarship Fund.


Local Partners

Special Thanks