James Beard Foundation Taste America at The Mirage in Las Vegas

Chef Paul Bartolotta of Ristorante Di Mare, Las Vegas
The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America made its stop in Las Vegas on 9/27 – 9/28, 1 of 10 cities tour. The festivities culminated in a tasting gala at The Mirage Pool which featured all-star chef Masaharu Morimoto (of Food Network’s Iron Chef America), as well as other celebrated James Beard Award winning chefs and local chefs (Pictured: Chef Paul Bartolotta of Ristorante Di Mare, Las Vegas – Photo credit: khanhx.com). 

Alan Semsar with cast of FANTASY at Luxor and Chef François Payard of Payard, Las Vegas
Alan Semsar with cast of FANTASY at Luxor and Chef François Payard of Payard, Las Vegas

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Attendees got the opportunity to try delectable samples from more than a dozen food & beverage stations. More information about the Taste America tour can be found at http://www.jbftasteamerica.org/

Moet champagne
Moet champagne

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Chef Laurent Tourondel of BLT Steak, Las Vegas
Chef Laurent Tourondel of BLT Steak, Las Vegas

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Sliders & chips
Sliders & chips

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Alan Semsar (CEO, Barcelona Enterprises) , Julian Griffiths (Vice President of Food & Beverage, The Mirage), Trevor Scherrer (President and COO of The Mirage) , Kris Moon (Director of Charitable Giving, James Beard Foundation)
Alan Semsar (CEO, Barcelona Enterprises) , Julian Griffiths (Vice President of Food & Beverage, The Mirage), Trevor Scherrer (President and COO of The Mirage) , Kris Moon (Director of Charitable Giving, James Beard Foundation)

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Robin Leach with cast of  FANTASY at Luxor
Robin Leach with cast of FANTASY at Luxor

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Hostess at STACK counter
Hostess at STACK counter

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Chef Luciano Pellegrini of Valentino, Las Vegas
Chef Luciano Pellegrini of Valentino, Las Vegas

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Chef Saipin Chutima of Lotus of Siam, Las Vegas
Chef Saipin Chutima of Lotus of Siam, Las Vegas

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Chef Malcolm Mitchell of Mint Gastro Pub in Richmond, VA
Chef Malcolm Mitchell of Mint Gastro Pub in Richmond, VA

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Jaime Lynch, lead singer of FANTASY at Luxor
Jaime Lynch, lead singer of FANTASY at Luxor

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Racks of lamb
Racks of lamb

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Chef Masaharu Morimoto
Chef Masaharu Morimoto

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