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Taste America: San Francisco

Join us for a night of culinary stars!

Fri, October 27, 2017

6:30 PM
Fairmont San Francisco
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Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

6:00 PM VIP Reception and Silent Auction
6:30 PM General Admission Cocktail and Tasting Reception
7:30 PM Dinner
Cocktail Attire
 

Dinner Menu Created by

TASTE AMERICA ALL-STAR
James Beard Award Winner
Hugh Acheson
Five & Ten, Athens, GA

LOCAL STAR
James Beard Award Winner 
Stuart Brioza
State Bird Provisions and The Progress, San Francisco

LOCAL STAR PASTRY CHEF
James Beard Award Winner
Nicole Krasinski
State Bird Provisions and The Progress, San Francisco

HOST CHEF 
Oscar Gonzalez
Fairmont, San Francisco


Reception Tastings Created by

David Barzelay
Lazy Bear, San Francisco 

Val Cantu
Californios, San Francisco

Mourad Lahlou
Mourad, San Francisco

Melissa Perello
Frances and Octavia, San Francisco

Evan and Sarah Rich
Rich Table, San Francisco 
 

Co-Chairs

Roberta Economidis, Partner, Georgopoulos & Economidis LLP

Leslie Gay, VP of Communications, The EACH Foundation

Arnaud Goethals and Julie Vandermeersch, Co-Founders, Vive La Tarte

Adriano Paganini and Jacob Cross, CEO & Founder and Vice President Marketing & PR, Back of the House, Inc.

Jen Pelka, Owner, Magnum PR and The Riddler

Vishwas Prabhakara, General Manager, Yelp Reservations 

Cass Calder Smith and Melissa Werner, Principal and Director of Operations, CCS Architecture  

Jeff Witt, Restaurateur, Crenn Dining Group

Honorary Chef Chair James Beard Award Winner Emily Luchetti, James Beard Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Emeritus and Chief Pastry Officer, Big Night Restaurant Group

Wine Chair Kimberly Charles, President & Founder, CCA

Wine Chair Ziggy Eschliman, The Wine Gal & Countess of Cocktails

Wine Chair Shelley Lindgren, Co-Owner and Wine Director, A16 and SPQR 
 

Emcee

Liam Mayclem, Benefit Auctioneer and KCBS Foodie Chap

 

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Menu

Reception Hors d’Oeuvre

Whipped Scrambled Eggs
CREATED BY DAVID BARZELAY, LAZY BEAR, SAN FRANCISCO 

Crispy Lobster Tacos
CREATED BY VAL CANTU, CALIFORNIOS, SAN FRANCISCO 

Spring Lamb Birria with Hominy, Chicatanas, and Salsa Roja 
CREATED BY OSCAR GONZALEZ, FAIRMONT SAN FRANCISCO, SAN FRANCISCO 

Aged Lamb Tartare with Osetra Caviar and Crackers
CREATED BY MOURAD LAHLOU, MOURAD, SAN FRANCISCO 

Marinated Squid with Jimmy Nardello Pepper Relish 
CREATED BY MELISSA PERELLO, FRANCES AND OCTAVIA, SAN FRANCISCO

Olivier's Bacon–Heirloom Tomato Toasts
CREATED BY EVAN RICH, RICH TABLE, SAN FRANCISCO 

Assorted Cheeses
SPONSORED BY KERRYGOLD

Blue Circle Smoked Salmon with Chive Cream Cheese, Cucumbers, and Dill on Rye Bread
CREATED BY JAMES BEARD LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER NORA POUILLON
SPONSORED BY BLUE CIRCLE FOODS

Siberian Sturgeon with Crème Fraîche on Blini 
SPONSORED BY THE CAVIAR CO.

Reception Beverages Courtesy of:

  • Ballast Point Brewing
  • Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • Health-Ade Kombucha
  • Mr. Espresso
  • Robert Mondavi Winery
  • VOSS Artisan Water 

DINNER

Fall Vegetable Salad with Pickled Shrimp, Crisped Wheat-Berries, and Uni Boiled Dressing 
CREATED BY JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER HUGH ACHESON, FIVE & TEN, ATHENS, GA

Liberty Farms Duck with Yuba Noodles, Enoki Mushrooms, and Smoked Vinegar Broth 
CREATED BY JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER STUART BRIOZA, STATE BIRD PROVISIONS AND THE PROGRESS, SAN FRANCISCO 
Ritual Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley, Chile 2015

Grilled Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef New York Strip Steak with Stewed Wheat-Berries and Chestnuts; Broccoli Leaf Kimchi; Charred Leeks; and Beef Fat Vinaigrette
CREATED BY JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER HUGH ACHESON, FIVE & TEN, ATHENS, GA
Robert Mondavi Winery Maestro, Napa Valley, CA 2014

Guittard Boca Negra Cake with Candied Ginger Cream and Huckleberries
CREATED BY JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER NICOLE KRASINSKI, STATE BIRD PROVISIONS AND THE PROGRESS, SAN FRANCISCO

Wines Courtesy of Ritual and Robert Mondavi Winery

Coffee service compliments of Mr. Espresso

Related Info

For more information on events or local sponsorship in San Francisco, please contact Madison Ginnett of Andrew Freeman & Co. at madison@afandco.com or 415.781.5700.

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. From April 1 through May 15, 2018 local culinary students are invited to apply through jamesbeard.org.
 

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