James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Climbs to the Top of the Space Needle in Seattle Slideshow

The James Beard Foundation's Taste America lands in Seattle

Taste America Banquet

Taste America Seattle guests dined underneath the striking beauty of the Chihuly chandeliers

Reception Chefs

Thomas Kollasch, JBF Award Winner Eric Tanaka, JBF Award Winner Maxime Bilet, Zoi Antonitsas, and Jay Blackinton

Tyler Florence and Jeff Maxfield

Taste America All-Star Tyler Florence and host chef Jeff Maxfield got an exclusive view from the roof of the Space Needle

Lamb Loin with Cauliflower Mousse

Tyler Florence served Anderson Ranch lamb loin with cauliflower mousse, chile–date jam, and crispy sweetbreads

Friday Evening Dessert

Neil Robertson prepared a decadent dessert of milk chocolate crémeux with apricot compote, earl grey mousse, and chocolate crumble


Mocha Truffles

Sodexo sent guests off with a sweet treat of mocha truffles as the night wrapped up