Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, the James Beard Foundation is hosting ~THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION’S TASTE AMERICA~, a food festival and series of dinners in 20 cities around the country. San Francisco is gathering together top female chefs/cookbook authors for a four-course fundraising dinner at the St. Regis Hotel in downtown San Francisco. Delicious wines will be paired with cuisine from Traci des Jardins of Jardinière, Nancy Oakes of Boulevard, and Cindy Pawlcyn of Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, along with James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Joanne Weir, and nationally renowned Pastry Chef Gale Gand of Tru Chicago, a special visiting guest chef. Also in attendance will be Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation.
The benefit dinner will bring together local business leaders, media, food and wine producers and experts, and James Beard Foundation members. In addition to benefiting the James Beard Foundation, a portion of the proceeds from the dinner will also be donated to San Francisco Food Bank.
The celebration will continue on Saturday, September 29 with an in-store Williams Sonoma Festival Day saluting founder Chuck Williams, at the Union Square flagship store. The Festival will include free cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, artisanal tastings, and children’s activities.
James Beard Foundation’s Taste America
Sep. 28–29, 2007
St. Regis Hotel
On the Terrace
125 Third St.
Cross: Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Dessert buffet 9:30pm
Silent auction 10pm
Call Andrew Freeman & Co.: 415-781-5700
or email tasteamerica [at] andrewfreemanandco [dot] com