Date(s) - 11/02/2018
6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced the cities and dates for its sixth annual Taste America® national culinary tour, September 28 – November 17. The traveling series will bring one-of-a-kind dining experiences and educational opportunities to 10 dynamic culinary destinations this fall including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle. In addition to spotlighting the delicious food around the country, Taste America will focus on amplifying JBF food waste and sustainability initiatives and will directly contribute to the Foundation’s Scholarship programs.
Boston’s weekend-long itinerary will kick off on Friday, November 2 at The State Room with a one-of-a-kind, collaborative dinner benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The evening will begin with a reception featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvre from local chefs and restaurateurs, including Meghann Ward (Tapestry, Boston) and Tony Messina (Uni, Boston) as well as Host Chef David Blessing (Longwood Venues and Destinations, Boston). Afterwards, guests will be seated for an extraordinary dinner prepared by a Taste America Visiting All-Star and Taste America Local All-Star Chef Tony Maws* (Craigie on Main, Cambridge, MA), who will curate a menu showcasing America’s rich and diverse culinary scene. Capping off the night will be a dessert reception featuring Renae Connolly*** (Benedetto, Cambridge, MA) and Brian Mercury (Oak + Rowan, Boston).