NEW YORK – For the second year in a row,the James Beard Foundation will partner with Chase Sapphire Preferred® Visa Signature® to present the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®: “Local Flavor from Coast To Coast,” a national epicurean tour celebrating America’s culinary diversity. From September 12 through October 25, 2014, the program will stop in 10 cities over five weekends, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. Each city will enjoy a special evening that starts off with a walk-around tasting reception from a line-up of local chefs, followed by a one-night-only, collaborative four-course dinner crafted by a Taste America All-Star and a local celebrity chef. Tickets are on sale now at jbftasteamerica.org.
A weekend-long tour, Boston’s Taste America itinerary will kick off on Friday, October 24 at The Revere Hotel Boston Common with A Night of Culinary Stars, an exclusive dining event benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The evening will begin with a reception filled with bites and libations from local chefs, including Aaron Chambers of Bar Boulud Boston, Michael Leviton of Lumière, Mary Dumont of Harvest, Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow, and Tiffani Faison from Sweet Cheeks. Afterwards, guests will be seated for a dinner prepared by Ludo Lefebvre of Trois Mec, Petite Trois and Ludo Bird (Los Angeles), and Jamie Bissonnette of Toro & Coppa (Boston & New York), who have been paired together to create a one-of-a-kind menu.
On Saturday, October 25, a series of free, in-store consumer events will take place at Sur La Table, located at Copley Place, 100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116. Activities of the day will include cooking demos by Ludo Lefebvre and Jamie Bissonnette, book signings, tastings from local producers and artisans; and more. For the full schedule and to RSVP for cooking demos, please visit jbftasteamerica.org/events