James Beard Foundation's Taste America Comes to SF November 4th


Plating in the kitchen at the historic Bimbo’s, the site of last year’s JBF Taste America. Photo courtesy of JBF.

On Friday November 4th, James Beard Foundation’s Taste America returns to San Francisco, with A Night of Culinary Stars, to be held at The InterContinental, on its 10-city tour. The night begins with a walk-around tasting reception, including Tim Archuleta (ICHI Sushi + Ni Bar), Srijith Gopinathan (Campton Place), Brandon Jew (Mister Jiu’s), Dennis Lee (Namu Gaji), Pim Techamuanvivit and Narciso Salvador (Kin Khao), and Martin Yan (M.Y. China).

The reception (5:30pm) is followed by a four-course dinner (7pm) in collaboration with Taste America All-Star Anita Lo (Annisa, NYC), Charles Phan (Slanted Door), pastry chef Belinda Leong (B. Patisserie), and host chef Daniel Corey (Luce)—so yeah, wear your stretchy pants.

Tickets start at $375. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Taste America Scholarship Fund.

James Beard Award winners Carolyn Jung (FoodGal.com) and J. Kenji López-Alt (Serious Eats) will serve as guest emcees. There are also some free in-store consumer events at Sur La Table (2224 Union St.) on November 5th. Visit San Francisco’s event page for the full schedule and more details.

Event Info

Friday Nov 4, 2016
Tickets start at $375.
The InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard St. at 5th St., San Francisco