James Beard Foundation's Taste America Tour Coming to Town in October


The James Beard Foundation’s national tour, Taste America, is coming into town October 4th-5th. The event, which travels through 10 cities across the country, starts in San Francisco with a benefit dinner at the St. Regis on Friday October 4th. The eight-course dinner will be hosted by Wylie Dufresne, and James Beard Award nominees and winners will be in attendance, including Matt Accarrino (SPQR), Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski (State Bird Provisions), Nicole Plue (SF Cooking School), Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese Food), Evan and Sarah Rich (Rich Table), and Daniel Patterson (Coi). The event begins with cocktails at 5:30pm and dinner will be at 7pm; we know it’s not until October, but tickets are on sale now, so hop to it if you can afford it (tickets start at $275). Proceeds benefit Daniel Patterson’s The Cooking Project, an organization that teaches children and young adults fundamental cooking skills. St. Regis, 125 3rd St. at Mission.

The event also includes teaching demonstrations at Sur La Table in Palo Alto, and a variety of events celebrating San Francisco’s chefs. More details on all the events and ways to get involved can be found here.

Event Info

Friday Oct 4, 2013 – Saturday Oct 5, 2013