James Beard Foundation presents James Beard Taste America Austin: A Night of Culinary Stars Cocktail and Dinner

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A Night of Culinary Stars, an exclusive dining event benefiting the James Beard Foundation, will begin with a reception filled with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from local chefs and restaurateurs, including Illiana de la Vega (El Naranjo, Austin), Aaron Franklin (Franklin Barbecue, Austin), Bryce Gilmore (Barley & Swine, Austin), James Holler (Trace at W Austin, Austin), and Philip Speer (Bonhomie, Austin).

Afterward, guests will be seated for an extraordinary one-night-only dinner prepared by Taste America All-Star Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Familia, Petit Trois, Trois Mec and Ludo Bird in Los Angeles) along with local star Tyson Cole (Uchi, Austin) and pastry chef Laura Sawicki (Launderette, Austin).

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The W Austin
200 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701


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