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The James Beard Foundation Is Hosting a Virtual Dinner And They’ll Deliver a 3 Course Meal With Wine and Whiskey to Your Door!

The James Beard Foundation Is Hosting a Virtual Dinner And They’ll Deliver a 3 Course Meal With Wine and Whiskey to Your Door!

The James Beard Foundation Is Hosting a Virtual Dinner And They’ll Deliver a 3 Course Meal With Wine and Whiskey to Your Door!

The James Beard Foundation announced featured chefs, cities, and programming for its annual Taste America event. The 2020 Taste America event presented by Capital One will take place on Sunday, October 18 in 20 cities nationwide at 5 P.M. PT / 8 P.M. ET.

This year, in lieu of the usual in-person events, participating chefs, special guests, and diners from twenty cities around the country will come together for a virtual communal dinner to eat, celebrate local independent restaurants, and support efforts to rebuild a more sustainable and equitable industry. The special dinner and show enjoyed from the comfort of home will bring together thousands of chefs and food lovers on one special night.

Each event ticket includes a local chef-created three-course meal plus wine and whiskey to be enjoyed at home and access to a broadcast featuring a lineup of James Beard Foundation chefs and special guests from across the country. The broadcast will be emceed by Antonia Lofaso and will feature two roundtables featuring participating chefs listed below as well as special guests including: Carla Hall, Gail Simmons, and DJ Hesta Prynn who will curate music throughout the event. A round of trivia to test your food knowledge in your home city will also entertain and challenge participants.

Capital One cardholders have the exclusive opportunity to purchase a Capital One Access Pass that allows them to enjoy the three-course meal, wine and whiskey, and national broadcast while also unlocking access to a VIP reception with their city’s featured chef and Foundation host prior to showtime and a special gift.

Locally curated menus for each participating city can be viewed at https://www.jamesbeard.org/tasteamerica. Tickets and the Capital One Access Pass are $150 and can be purchased at https://www.jamesbeard.org/events.

Through its Open for Good campaign, the Foundation is working to help the independent restaurant industry survive the COVID-19 crisis and come back stronger, more equitable, and more resilient. As part of this campaign, the Foundation recently announced the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans. The new grant initiative will provide financial resources for food or beverage businesses that are majority-owned by Black or Indigenous individuals, and will be highlighted in the broadcast. For information on the Foundation’s Open for Good campaign, industry support resources, and the Investment Fund, please visit jamesbeard.org/aboutopenforgood.

 

Menu

THREE-COURSE MEAL CREATED BY

Jennifer Carroll and Billy Riddle
Spice Finch, Philadelphia

APPETIZER
Carrot Hummus with Crudités and Berbere Crisp
** Vegan, Vegetarian, Nut-Free, Soy-Free. Contains Gluten. Modifications Not Available for Nightshade, Allium, and Chile Allergies.

ENTRÉE
Marinated New York Strip Steak with Couscous, Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, and Tzatziki
** Contains Gluten. Modifications Not Available for Allium Allergies.

Alternate Entrée
Roasted Cauliflower with Couscous, Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, and Tzatziki
** Contains Gluten and Dairy. Modifications not available for Allium Allergies.

DESSERT
Pumpkin Roll with Pistachio Streusel
** Contains Gluten, Nuts, and Dairy

BEVERAGES
Wine Courtesy of

MacRostie Winery & Vineyards
MacRostie Winery & Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017

Whiskey Courtesy of
Rabbit Hole Distillery

*Menu is subject to change
*Please note your three-course meal will be packaged for pick-up so that you may enjoy it at home. Some heating or finishing may be required, instructions will be provided. Refrigeration recommended.

*Please note guests must be 21+ to order and pick up a meal kit.

Your three-course meal will be available to pick up on the afternoon of Sunday, October 18 at Spice Finch (220 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103).

 

This year’s 2020 Taste America participating chefs and cities who will appear in the broadcast include the following:

 

Atlanta
Deborah VanTrece
Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

Boston
Irene Li
Mei Mei

Charleston
A. John-Carter
The Macintosh

Chicago
Carlos Gaytán
Tzuco

Dallas
Anastacia Quiñones-Pittman
José

Denver
Alex Seidel
Mercantile dining & provision

Houston
Chris Williams
Lucille’s

Kansas City, MO
Sheila Lucero and Michael Corvino
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar and Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room

Los Angeles
Bricia Lopez and Edgar Santiago
Guelaguetza

Louisville
Bruce Ucàn
Mayan Café

Miami
Niven Patel
Mamey Miami

Minneapolis
Jamie Malone
Grand Café

Nashville
Julia Sullivan
Henrietta Red

New Orleans
Kelly Fields
Willa Jean

Philadelphia
Jennifer Carroll and Billy Riddle
Spice Finch

Phoenix
Danielle Leoni
The Breadfruit & Rum Bar

Portland, OR
Bonnie Morales
Kachka

San Francisco
Brandon Jew
Mister Jiu’s

Seattle
Jason Wilson
The Lakehouse

Washington, D.C.
Erik Bruner-Yang
Maketto

The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America is presented by Capital One, the official credit card and banking partner of the James Beard Foundation. Through this first-of-its-kind partnership, Capital One cardholders enjoy exclusive access to James Beard Foundation programming. Taste America is also presented in association with American Airlines, the official airline of the James Beard Foundation and the following partners: Premier Sponsors: Deloitte, Rabbit Hole Distillery; Supporting Sponsors: Kerrygold USA, Whole Foods Market; Patron Sponsors: Cayson, Choose Chicago, dough Wines, McCormick,  Upserve and Founding Partner Bowen & Company. Additional support for Taste America is provided by VerTerra Dinnerware and Placon®. Intersport is the Official Broadcast Partner of the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America.

 

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