Events / Taste America

Taste America: Washington, D.C.

Thu, July 14, 2022

6:30 PM
Price: $350 per pair (single tickets not available) Tickets on sale now!

1805 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

A national dining event celebrating your local restaurant community.

Taste America, presented by Capital One, is a nationwide initiative to bring together chefs, special guests, and diners from across the country to celebrate the local independent restaurants at the heart of our communities.

The dinner at Anju will be an intimate gathering with a multi-course menu created by Chef Angel Barreto of Anju in Washington, D.C. and Chef Ana Castro of Lengua Madre in New Orleans. The menu will reflect their signature styles and highlight the uniqueness of their restaurants and the Washington, D.C./New Orleans communities. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course.




Angel Barreto
Washington, D.C.


Ana Castro
Lengua Madre
New Orleans

Kerrygold Blarney Castle Cheese with Hotteok, Strawberry Preserves, Milk Bread, Whipped Honey Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter, and Gochugaru
** Vegetarian; contains dairy, gluten, and nuts

A Time to Quail > 1800 Cristalino Tequila, House Gochugaru Sour Mix, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, and Fine-Ground Gochugaru

Bayo Bean Tlacoyo with Crema and Radishes
** Vegetarian; gluten-free and nut-free; contains alliums and dairy

M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2021
Château Pegau Maclura Côtes du Rhône 2019

Ssam > Duck Breast and Prime Beef Ribeye with Roasted Garlic Ssamjang and Seasonal Greens

Panchan > Corn and Tomato with Chayote and Kimchi
** Dairy-free, nut-free, and shellfish-free; contains alliums and gluten

*Alternate entrée, Ssam Board > Gyeoja, Roasted Garlic Ssamjang, Seasonal Greens, and Tofu "Pork Belly” and Panchan > Corn and Tomato with Chayote and Kimchi (vegetarian; contains alliums, dairy, gluten, and nuts).

Domaine Lucien Tramier Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu 2020

Mangonada Bingsu > Peach Chamoy with Coconut Ice and Mango–Tamarind Candy Straws
** Vegetarian; dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free 

Featured Beverage Partners
1800® Tequila
Côtes du Rhône
Mountain Valley Spring Water

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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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

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