Events / Taste America

Taste America: Washington D.C.

Wed, September 13, 2023

6:00 PM
Rooster & Owl
Price: $400 per pair Click here to purchase tickets!

Rooster & Owl

2436 14th St NW,
Washington, DC 20009

6:00 P.M. First Seating for Dinner
8:30 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, special guests, and diners from across the country to celebrate the local independent restaurants at the heart of our communities.

The dinner at Rooster & Owl will be an intimate gathering with a multi-course menu created by chef Yuan Tang of Rooster & Owl in Washington D.C. and chef Juan José Cuevas Soto of 1919 Restaurant, Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, PR. The menu will reflect their signature styles and highlight the uniqueness of their restaurants and communities. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course.


Proceeds from your ticket directly support the local independent restaurants and chefs participating in the event. A portion of proceeds support JBF's national programming that is rooted in advocacy, racial equity, sustainability, and women's leadership for the culinary industry.




Yuan Tang
Rooster & Owl
Washington D.C.


Juan José Cuevas Soto
1919 Restaurant, Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
San Juan, PR


Hong Kong-Style Pineapple Buns with Tori's Focaccia, Kerrygold Butter, and Maldon Sea Salt
**Vegetarian and nut-free; contains alliums, dairy and gluten

Confit Salmon with Guacabo’s White Bean, Pole Bean, Manila Clams, and Dill Fricassee, and Whole Grain Mustard
**Gluten-free and nut-free; Contains alliums, dairy, and shellfish

Smash and a Splash > Bare Knuckle Straight Bourbon Whiskey with Lemon, Mint, Peach, and Bubbles

Cacio E-lote
Spaghetti alla Chitarra with Charred Corn, Cotija, and Scallion Oil
**Vegetarian and nut-free; contains alliums, dairy, and gluten

Nigl Freiheit Grüner Veltliner 2021

Ibérico Presa with Organic Freekeh, Pastel al Caldero‘Nduja, Zucchini, and Barbecued Summer Tomato
**Nut-free and shellfish-free; contains alliums, dairy, and gluten

Bodegas Ramírez de la Piscina Reserva Tempranillo 2017

Caramel Flan with Rum Cake, Pineapple Crisp, and Coconut–Pineapple Sorbet
Petit Fours
**Vegetarian and nut-free; contains dairy and gluten


Thank you to the following for their generous product donations:
Kerrygold USA
Maldon Sea Salt


*For those who preselected the alternate entrée, you will be enjoying Grilled Tofu with Quinoa Tabbouleh, Charred Corn, Pickled Raisins, and Crispy Shallots (vegan and gluten-free; contains alliums and nuts, can be made nut-free).

Food and beverage offerings are subject to change. Guests must be 21 years+ with a valid ID to attend the event.

Related Info

Reservation Policy: All reservations are nonrefundable and must be made in advance. Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, the James Beard Foundation will offer options including ticket exchanges, use of tickets for future events, and option to donate tickets. For more information, contact

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