James Beard Foundation: Celebrity Chef Tour

Let's be honest.

Dining at the James Beard house is a fantasy of mine. It's one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that sends my heart pitter-pattering. Followed closely by a terrifying thought, "What would I wear???" Someday, if the sun and moon are in alignment, I'll find a seat at the table.

Until then....

Fortunately for us, the James Beard Foundation is taking their show on the road! And they're coming to Seattle Thursday, May 14th.

Cooking high atop the Seattle skyline, overlooking jaw-dropping Puget Sound will be my old client, Chef Ethan Stowell. Yes, that would be the same Chef who was named one Food & Wine's "Top 1o New Chefs in America" and a two-time nominee for the James Beard Award. (Fingers crossed...maybe he'll win on Monday.)

Ethan will be cooking at the uber swank Columbia Tower Club with their Executive Chef James Hassell. For one night only, this private club will play host to the James Beard Foundation. And with sponsors including Wine & Spirits magazine, Certified Angus Beef, and Hudson Valley Foie Gras....rest assured...this will be a night to remember!

Highlights of the evening will include:

- An elegant reception, featuring unique hors d’oeuvres creations served with a complementary wine selection
- An innovative, one-of-a-kind multi-course dinner
- Wine pairings presented with each course
- Exclusive interactions with and access to the award-winning chefs
- Ability to see behind the scenes and experience the preparation of the courses

There are two ways to jump in on the fun:

To order tickets ($175 + tax and tip), contact Jeff Black at 720-201-1853 or jeff@innercirclecompanies.com.


Drop me a line.

Yep! I've got TWO TICKETS available....gratis. (Hint: Tipping is nice...)

Here's how you can lay your hands on these tickets:

In the spirit of this post, leave me a comment...addressing the question: What does food mean to you?

Over the past few months, I've learned people approach their love of food from a number of different directions. Whether you lean towards ethnic food from the home country, molecular gastronomy with a twist of Americana, bon bons and brioche, or a beast over an open flame....

What is it about food that moves you...and what does that mean to you?

You've got until Wednesday May 5th to tell me all about it!

Note: If you're headed to Seattle for the International Food Blogger Conference, I hope you noticed this dinner is the night before the IFBC. You could....come to town a day early, dine & drink lavishly, and take time to enjoy the city before the conference kick in.

Sounds lovely, doesn't it?