The James Beard Foundation has announced its fifth Taste America national culinary tour, and the party will come to Los Angeles October 6 – 7. Guests can expect a stunning lineup of chefs and tastes to take place across a short-but-sweet list of cooking demonstrations and fundraiser events.
The highlight of LA’s Taste America weekend looks to be Friday’s A Night of Culinary Stars benefit dinner, prepared by Taste America All-Star Barbara Lynch, Local Star Michael Cimarusti, and pastry chef Shannon Swindle. Couple this with a pre-dinner reception filled with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from local chefs and restaurateurs, such as Evan Funke (Felix, Venice), Justin Hilbert (Maude, Beverly Hills), Sara Kramer (Kismet, Los Angeles), and David Schlosser (Shibumi, Los Angeles), Amanda Chapman and Johnny Ray Zone (Howlin’ Ray’s, Los Angeles) as well as host chef Neal Fraser (Redbird, Los Angeles).
On Saturday, October 7, free events will take place at Sur La Table located at the Farmers Market at The Grove. Guests can expect cooking demonstrations by Barbara Lynch and Michael Cimarusti, book signings, tastings and product demonstrations. Reservations for the free cooking demonstrations will begin Friday, September 22.
Proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation. Taste America spans across ten dynamic culinary destinations: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco and Seattle.
To book tickets and find out more, Visit Taste America Los Angeles’ event page.
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