On the 18th and 19th of October, Boston’s culinary scene will take front and center at Taste America ‘Local Flavor from Coast to Coast’, the James Beard Foundation’s annual traveling food festival. Visiting ten different cities throughout five weekends, Taste America showcases our nation’s diversity in cuisine by highlighting the front runners of our culinary community. No surprise then, that with the exciting and interesting goings on in Boston’s food scene, that we should be a participating city!
Kicking off the weekend in Boston, the Cyclorama in the South End will hold a Chef’s Table Gala. This historic building will house all-star chefs from Boston and abroad for an evening of food and drink. A reception begins at 6 featuring cocktails and canapés from chefs like Christopher Coombs (Deuxave, Boston Chops), William Kovel (Catalyst) and Robert de Sisca (Bistro du Midi). From 7 o’clock onwards, a multicourse meal created by a joint collaboration between James Beard Award Winners and nominees. With such a high concentration of incredible chefs, there is little doubt this event will be brimming with interesting and delicious dishes – a true testament to Boston’s food scene.
The festivities will continue the following day, on the 19th of October at ‘Sur la Table’ in Copley Place. This will be a day full of in-store consumer retail events including chef demonstrations, book signings, tastings and more.
Tickets for the Chef’s Table reception on the 18th are available for purchase here. The events of the 19th are free and open to the public, whether you do one or the other or both, it will without a doubt, be a foodie’s weekend in Boston!