Beard Nation

The James Beard Benefit Dinner returns to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, and we know what that means: time to dine with the food world's crème de la crème. At this exclusive event, guests can enjoy a multi-course meal paired with wines from Barnett Winery and prepared by James Beard award-winning chefs.

This year’s featured chefs include James Boyce, Floyd Cardoz, Susur Lee, and Pierre Poulin, alongside host chefs Michael Ginor of Foie Gras and Restaurant Lola in Great Neck, New York, and The Westin Kierland’s Roberto Madrid and Chris Masco.

The Friends of the James Beard Foundation Dinner 2014 happens from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 East Greenway Parkway in Scottsdale. Tickets are $225 per person and $1,895 for tables of 10. For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.scottsdalefest.org or call 480-945-7193.

Thu., March 13, 6-10 p.m., 2014

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