The James Beard Foundation continues its fourth annual Taste America tour on Oct. 28 in Twin Cities. 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 Radisson Blu Mall of America with a VIP reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. and a cocktail and tasting reception starting shortly thereafter. Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a menu crafted by Taste America all-star and James Beard Award winner Jose Garces
of Garces Restaurants
in Philadelphia; local star Thomas Boemer of Corner Table
in Minneapolis and St. Paul; pastry chef Michelle Gayer of Salty Tart
; and host chef Dinesh Jayawardena. The night will be emceed by WCCO-TV Anchor Jason DeRusha.
The reception will feature tastings from Jorge Guzman of Surly Brewing Co
.; Ann Kim of Pizzeria Lola
; Sarah Master of Mr. Roberts Resort
in Pengilly; Marshall Paulsen of Birchwood Café
; and Sameh Wadi of Saffron Restaurant & Lounge
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