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National Culinary Series Returns to Louisville

National Culinary Series Returns to Louisville

Tickets available for James Beard Foundation Taste America Dinner in September

LOUISVILLE, KY (July 31, 2019) – Louisville will be one of the selected cities to host James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® presented by Capital One. A series of events will celebrate the non-profit’s mission of cultivating a better food world for all.

Taste America’s Louisville events kick off Thursday, Sept. 26, with a benefit dinner at The Speed Art Museum.

The dinner will celebrate the diverse flavors, cuisines and backgrounds that contribute to American cooking and feature a menu from:

  • Taste America Visiting All-Star Richard Blais (Trail Blais)
  • Local All-Star Sara Bradley (Freight House)
  • Kevin Ashworth (610 Magnolia)
  • Samantha Fore (Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites)
  • Josh Moore (Volare)
  • Bruce Ucan (Mayan Café)
  • Jeremy Ashby (Azur)
  • Nokee Bucayu (Ashbourne Farms)
  • Claudia Delatorre (The Bakery at Sullivan University)
  • Annie Harlow and Leslie Wilson (Hi Five Donuts)

Taste America will add an additional event on Friday, September 27. Raising the Bar, a cocktail party focused on sustainability, will take place on The Brown Hotel’s rooftop.

The menu will feature cocktails and appetizers by:

  • Host chefs James Adams and Dustin Willett of the Brown Hotel
  • Ming Pu (The 502 Bar & Bistro)
  • Barbara Turner (Butchertown Grocery)
  • Mark Ford (Anoosh Bistro)
  • Kristin Smith (The Wrigley Taproom & Eatery)
  • Max Balliet and Katie Smith (Pizza LUPO)
  • Davy Butterworth (Decca)
  • Eron Plevan (ALEX&NDER)
  • Jake Sulek (West Main Crafting Co.)
  • Matt Brown (Hell or High Water)

Capital One cardholders can purchase a Capital One Access Pass that includes all the VIP benefits as well as a special experience, which may include behind the scenes tours or a special menu item.

To purchase a Capital One Access Pass or single tickets to the Taste America series, visit

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