Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    1. Table setting. 

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    2. Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix. 

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    3. Torching the first course.

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    4. Chefs Greg Vernick, Jean-Marie Lacroix, Marc Murphy, Pat O’Malley and Melissa Weller. 

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
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    5. Apple strudel. 

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
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    6. First look at the Taste of America. 

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
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    7. Chef Pierre Labine and chef JeanMarie Lacroix. 

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
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    8. Hard at work prepping the meal. 

Held Oct. 13, 2017, at the Museum of the American Revolution, Taste America was a four-course plated dinner held to benefit the James Beard Foundation. The event, planned by Cashman & Associates, welcomed 300 attendees who dined on food provided by Brûlée Catering in collaboration with other culinary stars. 

Tucked inside the first floor lobby of Le Méridien Philadelphia, aMuse has a sleek and sexy style (think a handsome bar, fireplace, chandeliers and black leather seating). Executive chef Jennifer Salhoff creates classic French dishes with a contemporary twist. It may be an intimate space but its cocktail list makes a big impression, especially when presented in smokescented glasses and luxe flasks. Signature cocktails look to a number of leading ladies, including Philadelphia’s own princess, Grace Kelly.