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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®

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Multiple Chicago Locations
A Night of Culinary Stars Dinner
$400
Sur La Table®
Free
October 14, 2016 - October 15, 2016
The James Beard Foundation's Taste America® national epicurean tour is making a stop in Chicago! Each city will enjoy a special evening that starts off with a walk-around tasting reception from a lineup of celebrated local chefs, followed by a one-of-a-kind, four-course dinner crafted in collaboration with a Taste America All-Star and a Local Star chef.

A Night of Culinary Stars 

  • Friday, October 14
  • LondonHouse Chicago
  • Cocktail Attire
  • The evening will begin with a reception filled with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from local chefs and restaurateurs, including Abe Conlon (Fat Rice), Sarah Grueneberg (Monteverde), Perry Hendrix (avec), Jacob Verstegen (LondonHouse Chicago), and Lee Wolen (BOKA).
  • Afterwards, guests will be seated for an extraordinary dinner prepared by James Beard Award Semifinalist and Taste America All-Star Missy Robbins (Lilia, Brooklyn) along with James Beard Award Winner and Local Star Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. (The Purple Pig), Pastry Chef Aya Fukai (Maple & Ash), and Host Chef Jacob Verstegen (LondonHouse Chicago) who will collaborate to create a unique and unforgettable one-night-only menu.

Sur La Table®

  • Saturday, October 15
  • Free in-store consumer events at Sur La Table® located at 900 North Michigan Shops.
  • Activities of the day will include cooking demos by All-Star Chef Missy Robbins and Local Star Chef Jimmy Bannos, Jr., culinary treats from local producers and artisans, as well as product demos and tastings from our national sponsors.


Photo credit: Huge Galdones


October 14: 6 p.m. (cocktail & tasting reception); 7:30 p.m. (dinner)

October 15: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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