James Beard’s Epic Philly Dinner Party Is at the Fitler Club This Year

The James Beard Foundation will host a star-studded dinner at the Fitler Club. Here's what's on the menu.

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If you’re looking for the most concentrated chef star-power in the city, it’s time to buy a ticket for the James Beard Foundation’s “Taste America Culinary Tour.”  Friday, November 1st at the Fitler Club, chefs from across the region will assemble to put on an epic dinner party.  Some of the proceeds will be donated to the foundation’s  Taste America Scholarship Fund. For a first look at the menu, scroll down. Tickets are available here.

Ange Branca, Sate Kampar, Philadelphia
Ulam Tempoyak with El Tesoro Blanco Tequila Pickles

Jennifer Carroll and Billy Riddle
Spice Finch and Carroll Couture Cuisine, Philadelphia
Spiced Lamb with Pumpkin, Smoked Yogurt, and Flax Cracker

Eli Collins,, Philadelphia
Seafood & Root Vegetable Barigoule

Charles Parker, The Love, Philadelphia
Petite Pumpkin–Raclette Crêpes

JBF Award Winner Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Brussels Baba Ghanoush, Hazelnuts, and Feta
JUSTIN Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2018

JBF Award Winner Marc Vetri, Fitler Club and Vetri Cucina, Philadelphia
Wild Mushroom Risotto with Parmigiano-Reggiano Fondue and White Truffles
JUSTIN Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

JBF Award Winner Michelle Bernstein, Café La Trova, Miami
Veal Short Ribs a la Parrilla with Celery–Fennel Gratin, Greens, and Salsa Criolla
Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2016

Matthew Fein, Federal Donuts, Philadelphia
Pumpkin–Maple Fancy Donuts

Kate Jacoby, Vedge, Philadelphia
Deep-Dish Figgy Cheesecake and Caramel Corn

Samantha Kincaid, Cadence, Philadelphia
Chocolate–Silan Tart with Black Tea Prunes

James Matty, Suraya and Condesa, Philadelphia
Tehina Mousse, Carob Molasses, Hazelnut Praline, Raspberry

Éclat Chocolate
Assortment of Chocolates