James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Chef Clayton Arakawa of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Resort Hawaii
On Tuesday, May 15, The Cosmopolitan of Las VegasBlue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill hosted a stop on The Celebrity Chef Tour benefitting the James Beard Foundation (Pictured above: Chef Clayton Arakawa of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Resort Hawaii – Photo credit: © Ben Garcia/ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)

Chefs Bruce Bromberg of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill, Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto, Jennifer Puccio of Park Tavern San Francisco and Clayton Arakawa of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Resort Hawaii
Chefs Bruce Bromberg of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill, Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto, Jennifer Puccio of Park Tavern San Francisco and Clayton Arakawa of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Resort Hawaii

Photo credit: © Ben Garcia/ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The exclusive dinner featured a collaborative menu by acclaimed chefs Bruce & Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill), Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto) with the help of Jennifer Puccio of Park Tavern in San Francisco and Clayton Arakawa (Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Resort Hawaii).

Julie and Rick Moonan of RM Seafood and Jeff Black of the James Beard Foundation
Julie and Rick Moonan of RM Seafood and Jeff Black of the James Beard Foundation

Photo credit: © Ben Garcia/ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Well-known dining entrepreneurs and chefs attended the event including Julie and Rick Moonan of RM Seafood and Celebrity Chef Tour President Jeff Black. Prior to dinner, guests dined on passed appetizers such as Ahi Poisson Cru, Oyster Tempura and Foie Gras Wontons. Main course offerings consisted of Lobster Salad; Toshi Special; Ribs, Wings & Rice; Shoyu and Sake Braised Pork Belly; and Meat and Potatoes. The evening was capped off with a dessert of Ginger Bread Pudding and Chateau Ste Michelle Late Harvest Riesling.

Oyster Tempura
Oyster Tempura

Photo credit: © Ben Garcia/ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Sponsors were comprised of the American Humane Association, Chase Family Cellars, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Creekstone Farms, Domaine Serene, Forever Cheese, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Leidy’s, Rain Crow Ranch, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Hawaiian Hog Incorporated, Springer Mountain Farms, Wüsthof, Mercedes-Benz, Stella Artois and Visa Signature.

The three celebrity chefs of the evening; Chefs Bruce Bromberg of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill, Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto, and Clayton Arakawa of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Resort Hawaii
The three celebrity chefs of the evening; Chefs Bruce Bromberg of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill, Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto, and Clayton Arakawa of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Resort Hawaii

Photo credit: © Ben Garcia/ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Foie Gras Wontons
Foie Gras Wontons

Photo credit: © Ben Garcia/ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.