James Beard Foundation’s Third Annual Taste America®
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Chicago’s weekend-long Taste America itinerary will kick off with A Night of Culinary Stars, an exclusive dining event benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The evening will begin with a reception filled with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from local chefs and restaurateurs, including James Beard Award nominees Tanya Baker (The Boarding House; Chicago) and Paul Virant (Vie; Western Springs, IL), James Beard Award semifinalists Ryan McCaskey (Acadia; Chicago) and Paul Fehribach (Big Jones; Chicago) as well as Host Chef Devon Quinn (Paramount Events; Chicago). Afterwards, guests will be seated for an extraordinary dinner prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef and Taste America All-Star Mark Ladner (Del Posto; NYC), along with two Taste America Local Stars, James Beard Award nominees Beverly Kim and John Clark (Parachute; Chicago), who will collaborate to create a unique and unforgettable one-night-only menu.