James Beard Foundation's Taste America Comes to Phoenix Next Week -- Here's the Menu

The James Beard Taste America dinner comes to Phoenix next week.
The James Beard Taste America dinner comes to Phoenix next week.
Photo by Debby Wolvos

Next week seven of the Valley's best chefs will come together for a dinner event that's sure to have any food lover brimming with joy. Chefs Silvana Salcida Esparza, Paul McCabe, Charleen Badman, Josh Hebert, Cullen Campbell, Gio Osso, and Kevin Binkley will be joined by chef Sherry Yard of Helms Bakery in Los Angeles for A Night of Culinary Stars dinner event hosted by the Royal Palms.

The impressive lineup of talent will be joining forces for the James Beard Foundation's Taste American Tour, which makes it's second annual stop in Phoenix on Friday, September 12.

See also: James Beard Foundation Taste America Tour, 10/18/13 (SLIDESHOW)

Tickets to the event, which begin at $250 a person, are limited but can still be purchased online.

The night will begin at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception. The reception will include food from Badman, Campbell, Esparza, Hebert, and Osso. Dinner will follow at 8 p.m., which will be prepared by Yard, Binkley, and host chef Paul McCabe.

Here's the menu for the event:

Reception Menu

Joshua Hebert (Posh) Pork tongue with congee, ginger, scallions and sesame

Silvana Salcida Esparza (Barrio Café) Chiles en Nogada: A demi sized roasted poblano pepper filled with chicken, apple, pear, dried apricot and pecans in a delicate almond cream reduction

Cullen Campbell (Crudo) Ahi with Bone Marrow & Grapes

Gio Osso (Virtu) Charred Spanish Octopus

Charleen Badman (FnB) Tuscan kale falafel with Meyer lemon tahini

Dinner Menu

Appetizer by Sherry Yard Sheep's Curd Soufflé lamb's lettuce | smoked braeburn apples | uncinatum truffles

Mid-Course by Paul McCabe Organic Corn Agnolotti butter poached lobster | chanterelles | smoked char roe | nasturtium

Entrée by Kevin Binkley Duck Breast Horseradish rillettes popover | consommé | mustard greens | butternut squash | huckleberries

Dessert by Sherry Yard Dessert Extravaganza Crunchy - Crispy - Gooey Cookie station Warm Beignets with Yuzu Jasmine Cream Ginger & Cinnamon Cotton Candy Bananas for Soufflé station with Vietnamese Coffee Affogato

If you don't have a money tree in your backyard, no worries -- this isn't the only event that's part of the Taste America Tour's stop in Phoenix. On Saturday, September 13 Sur la Table at Scottsdale Fashion Square will host a series of free, in-store consumer events including book signings, tastings, and cooking demonstrations.

James Beard Award winning chef Sherry Yard will be doing a demo at 10:30 a.m., followed by Chris Bianco at 1:00 p.m.

Space is limited for the free events, so RSVPs are required. For details check the Taste America Tour website.

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