Events / Taste America


Thu, November 18, 2021

6:00 PM
FnB Restaurant
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Click here to purchase tickets!

FnB Restaurant
7125 East 5th Avenue, #3
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Proof of vaccination/negative COVID-19 test 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 FnB Restaurant will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chefs Charleen Badman of FnB Restaurant and Lori Hashimoto of Hana Japanese Eatery will prepare a multi course menu that reflects their signature styles, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurants and the Phoenix community. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.

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Charleen Badman
FnB Restaurant
Scottsdale, AZ


Lori Hashimoto
Hana Japanese Eatery

The Copper Plane > Rabbit Hole Cavehill Bourbon Whiskey with Amaro, Meyer Lemon, Aperol, and Candied Ginger (created by Charleen Badman)


White Claw® Hard Seltzer (Black Cherry or Mango)

Little Radishes with Dates, Kerrygold Butter, Kerrygold Cheddar, and Grilled Bread
**Allium-free, nut-free (peanuts and tree nuts), shellfish-free, and vegetarian; contains dairy and gluten

Skuna Bay Salmon Nanbanzuke with Pickled Fall Vegetables, Purple Napa Cabbage, and Crispy Salmon Skin
** Dairy-free, nut-free (peanuts and tree nuts), and shellfish-free; contains alliums and soy

Los Milics Ita's Rosé 2019

Slow-Cooked Niman Ranch Lamb Shoulder, Guajillo Chiles, Green Lemons, Tepary Beans, Cilantro, Basil, Roasted Tomatoes, Sumac, Dukkah, and Quark
** Gluten- and shellfish-free; contains dairy, nuts, and alliums

Los Milics Oliver’s Red 2019

Roasted Heirloom Winter Squash and Greens with Guajillo Chiles, Green Lemon, Tepary Beans, Cilantro, and Basil
** Dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free (peanuts and tree nuts), shellfish-free, vegan, and vegetarian

Los Milics Oliver’s Red 2019

Coconut Cake with Toasted Fig Leaf Ice Cream and Meyer Lemon
**Vegetarian; contains dairy, eggs, and gluten

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
Los Milics Vineyards
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.


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COVID-19 SAFETY (Proof of Vaccination/Negative COVID-19 Test 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 the city of Scottsdale and FnB to combat the rise of COVID-19 cases in the area, all guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative test within 24 hours to attend the event. You may show the following as proof of vaccination: physical copy of vaccination card, photo copy of vaccination card, state-issued digital record proving vaccination status, or a negative COVID-19 test from the past 24 hours.

We ask that you please continue to wear masks upon arrival, when not eating or drinking at the pre-reception, and when you are not seated at your table. Please note, this policy is subject to change. Ticket buyers attending the Phoenix Taste America event will be alerted of the final policy in an email at least two (2) business 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, Suerte, 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.

To view the James Beard Foundation's full list of COVID-19 policies, please click here.

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