The James Beard Foundation continues its fourth annual Taste America tour on Sept. 23 in Los Angeles. 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 Vibiana with a VIP reception beginning at 6 p.m. and the cocktail and tasting reception to occur shortly thereafter. Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a menu crafted by all-star chef and James Beard Award winner Scott Conant of Impero Caffè in New York City; chef Curtis Stone of Gwen; pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith of Sweet Hedy; and the host chef, Neal Fraser of Redbird.
The night will be emceed by Barbara Fairchild, James Beard Award Winner and former editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit; and Aida Mollenkamp, founder of Salt & Wind. David Bernahl, CEO of Coastal Luxury Management in Los Angeles, will also be hosting.
The reception will feature tastings from Nyesha Arrington of Leona; Josef Centeno of Orsa & Winston; Jeremy Fox of Rustic Canyon; and Bruce Kalman of Union.
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