The James Beard Foundation continues its fourth annual Taste America tour on Oct. 21 in Portland. The foundation is traveling to 10 cities across the country to host one-of-a-kind fundraising dinners highlighting local cuisine and headlined by a visiting all-star chef and local star chef, as well as cooking demos, artisanal tastings, and book signings.
The exclusive dinner benefiting the James Beard Foundation will take place at Hilton Portland & Executive Tower with the cocktail and tasting reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 8 p.m. and will feature a menu crafted by Taste America all-star and James Beard Award winner Stephanie Izard
of Girl & The Goat
in Chicago; local star and James Beard Award winner Greg Higgins of Higgins Restaurant and Bar
; pastry chef and James Beard Award winner Ken Forkish of Ken’s Artisan Bakery
; and host chef Marissa Burback of HopCity Tavern + Market and Hilton & Executive Tower. The night will be emceed by Drew Carney, of Out & About and KGW NBC Portland Morning News, and Kelly Russell, CEO of Artisan Auctions.
The reception will feature tastings from James Beard Award winner Philippe Boulot of Multnomah Athletic Club; Chris Cosentino of Cockscomb
in San Francisco; Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton and Greg Denton of Ox Restaurant
; Gregory Gourdet of Departure Restaurant; Sarah Pliner of Aviary
in Portland; and Justin Woodward of Castagna
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