The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced the cities and dates for its sixth annual Taste America® national culinary tour, September 28 – November 17. The traveling series will bring one-of-a-kind dining experiences and educational opportunities to 10 dynamic culinary destinations this fall including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle. In addition to spotlighting the delicious food around the country, Taste America will focus on amplifying JBF food waste and sustainability initiatives and will directly contribute to the Foundation's Scholarship programs.
Boston’s weekend-long itinerary will kick off on Friday, November 2 at The State Room with a one-of-a-kind, collaborative dinner benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The evening will begin with a reception featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvre from local chefs and restaurateurs, including Douglass Williams (MIDA, Boston), Tracy Chang (Pagu, Cambridge, MA), Meghann Ward (Tapestry, Boston) and Tony Messina (Uni, Boston) as well as Host Chef David Blessing (Longwood Venues and Destinations, Boston). Afterwards, guests will be seated for an extraordinary dinner prepared by Taste America Visiting All-Star Chef Renee Erickson (The Whale Wins, Seattle, WA) and Taste America Local All-Star Chef Tony Maws (Craigie on Main, Cambridge, MA), who will curate a menu showcasing America’s rich and diverse culinary scene. Capping off the night will be a dessert reception featuring Joanne Chang (Flour Bakery + Café, Boston), Renae Connolly (Benedetto, Cambridge, MA) and Brian Mercury (Oak + Rowan, Boston).
Taste Boston Welcome Reception
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Stay tuned for more information.
Taste Boston Benefit Dinner
Friday, November 2, 2018
Free Demos with Renee Erickson and Ana Sortun
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Sur La Table—Boston Copley Place
Browse more events on our Fall for Boston page.