James Beard Foundation Taste America Tour, 10/18/13

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Fried oysters with chipotle hollandaise over jicama green onion slaw.

The James Beard Foundation's "Best Chefs: Southwest" event brought hundreds of food lovers and a handful of the region's best culinary brains to the Westin Keirland resort on Friday night.

From start to finish guests enjoyed an array of handcrafted dishes and drinks prepared by award-winning chefs and their volunteer sous chefs. The dinner and cocktail reception were some of that last events on the foundation's Taste America tour that brought a series of events to ten cities over five-weeks to celebrate "local flavor." Check out our complete coverage of the James Beard Foundation Taste America Tour.

Photos by Jeremiah Toller

Published on October 19, 2013

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