This October, Chicago welcomes the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® presented by Capital One® for a weekend of delicious food and thought-provoking conversation surrounding the non-profit’s mission of cultivating a better food world for all. Spotlighting issues within the Foundation’s Good Food for Good™ platform, including food waste reduction, sustainability, inclusivity and chef advocacy, the seventh annual cross-country food series highlights the organization’s mission-forward impact programs and initiatives, while dishing out tasty bites to the food-loving community of Chicago.
Taste America’s weekend in Chicago kicks off with Raising the Bar, a cocktail event championing sustainability, on Thursday, October 24 at Club 77 (77 W. Wacker Dr.). Guests will enjoy mouthwatering bites prepared by esteemed Host Chef Patrick Sheerin and craft cocktails served up by leading local mixologists such as Shelby Allison (Lost Lake), Caitlin Laman (Ace Hotel) Lanie Bayless Sullivan (Bar Sótano) and others. In addition to a spirited night of food, drink, music and more, guests will enjoy one-on-one interaction with the evening’s star talent, attendees will receive smart tips and guidance on how they can help build a better and sustainable food world, starting in their own home.
Tickets are available now. Cost is $55 per person and can be purchased here.