Vibiana Hosts James Beard Foundation’s 4th Annual Taste America On September 23, Vibiana hosts James Beard Foundation’s 4th Annual Taste America for Los Angeles. Spanning six weekends, Taste America is a national culinary tour that unites celebrated chefs and enthusiast diners for a curated evening. This year’s program will stop in ten American cities including Boston; Charleston; Chicago; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New Orleans; Phoenix; Portland, OR; San Francisco; and the Twin Cities. Each city’s weekend-long itinerary will feature a one-of-a-kind benefit dinner prepared by a Taste America All-Star and Local Star chef, as well as free in-store consumer events at select Sur La Table® locations with celebrity chef appearances, cooking demos, book signings, tastings from local producers and artisans, and more. Kicking off in sunny Los Angeles, the full 2016 Taste America program calendar visits: Sept. 23-24 Los Angeles: All-Star Scott Conant / Phoenix: All-Star Amanda Freitag Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Kansas City: All-Star Gavin Kaysen / New Orleans: All-Star Alex Guarnaschelli Oct. 14-15 Chicago: All-Star Missy Robbins Oct. 21-22 Portland, OR: All-Star Stephanie Izard Oct. 28-29 Twin Cities: All-Star Jose Garces / Boston: All-Star John Besh Nov. 4-5 Charleston: All-Star Dan Barber / San Francisco: All-Star Anita Lo Chef Curtis Stone. Photo courtesy of CURTIS STONE. Each city will hosts a Night of Culinary Stars. For Los Angeles, chefs tapped for the evening include: Visiting All-Star and James Beard Award-winner Scott Conant (Impero Caffè, NYC) Local Star Curtis Stone (Gwen) Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith (Sweet Hedy) Host Chef Neal Fraser (Redbird) The night’s Reception Chefs include: Nyesha Arrington (Leona), Josef Centeno (Orsa & Winston), Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon) and Bruce Kalman (Union) Event Overview: Date: Friday, September 23rd Location: Vibiana– 214 S Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 VIP Reception: 6:00pm Cocktail & Tasting Reception: 6:30pm Dinner: 7:30pm Tickets can be purchased here. About Vibiana Vibiana, a 140 year old former cathedral and historic monument, is now a beautifully transformed full service event facility with a state of the art lighting and sound system, high quality, custom rental equipment, a seasoned and talented event management staff, and an extensive dining and craft libations program. As Chef/Partner of Vibiana, Neal Fraser brings his celebrated culinary talent and years behind the stove to every event transforming Vibiana into a venue like no other in the City. Watch Lawrence Charles go behind the scenes of the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour at Pedalers Fork.