James Beard Taste America

The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Tour made a stop in Louisville on Oct. 19. Guests were treated to a unique culinary experience with tastings, three course meals and presentations from visiting and local chefs.

Photos by Tim Valentino

  • Ben Sollee.

  • Eron Plevan from Copper and kings.

  • Mike Wajda from Proof on Main, Annosh Shariat of Anoosh Bistro and Noosh Nosh and Ming Pu of 502 Bar and Bistro.

  • Elizabeth McCall (Woodford Reserve assistant master distiller), Emily Luchetti (Big Night Restaurant Group, San Francisco), James Adams (Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY), Kathy Cary (Lilly’s Bistro, Louisville, KY), Mike Wajda (Proof on Main, Louisville, KY), Patrick Roney (Ashbourne Farms, La Grange, KY), Anoosh Shariat (Anoosh Bistro, Louisville, KY), Ming Pu (502 Bar and Bistro, Prospect, KY), Nokee Bucayu (Ashbourne Farms, La Grange, KY), Paco Garcia (Con Huevos, Louisville, KY), Ouita Michel (Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles, KY), Steven Satterfield (Miller Union, Atlanta), Annie Pettry (Decca, Louisville, KY)

  • Lee Ann Vessels and Chef Kathy Cary from Lilly's.

  • Mike Wajda, Amber Yerkes and Jeremy Frederiksen from Proof on Main.

  • Ryan Gannon, Morgan Sullivan, Elizabeth McCall and Neal Bodenheimer representing Woodford Reserve.

  • Josh Smouse, Ouita Michel and Tyler McNabb of Woodford and Holly Hill Inn.

  • Annosh Shariat, Mark Ford and Amanda Hammad of Anoosh Bistro.

  • Joseph Lopez, Paco Garcia and Sarah Orange of Con Huevos.

  • Jamie Estes of Estes Public Relations and Jennifer Powell.

  • Two of the event Co-Chairs Deborah Greenwald and Rosemary Kirkwood.

  • Lou and Jennifer Zaccone, Bart and Deborah Greenwald and Sue Baughman.

  • Svetlana Nakatis and Deborah Greenwald.

  • Ricardo Ferreira and Svetlana Nakatis.

  • Madie Reno and Arabella Rose.

  • Mary Casey and Joe Perkoski.

  • Laurent Geroli, Jason Wyatt and Tara Schaefer.

  • Brandy Allgeier and David Scales of Michaelis Events.

  • Scott and Sazzane Cook and Janice and Fred Mueller.

  • Ben Sollee, Ryan Gannon, Neal Bodenheimer and Morgan Sullivan.

  • Don and Libby Parkinson.

  • Phillip and Caroline Thomas, Melania Lonchyna and Nelson Byrd.

  • Deborah Greenwald and Mayor Greg Fischer.

  • James Beard Foundation COO Chris Moon and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

  • James Beard Foundation COO Chris Moon, Jeri Downs, Mayor Greg Fischer, Ben Robinson and Ward Simmons.

  • Gary, Karen, Carson and Blaine Lawrence.

  • Chris Moon, Kat Abner and Don Parkinson.

  • Brad and Carla Sue Broecker.

  • Bill and Shannon Musselman.

  • Cindy Rice Grissom, Greg Grissom, Shannon Musselman, Stuart and Doris Flowers, Bill Musselman, Patti Swope and Alex Digenis.

  • Lisa Cofer LaRocca and Renato LaRocca.

  • Eden and Doris Bridgeman, Christen Boone, Chris Moon and J.P. Davis.

  • Kenny And Shelly Zegart.

  • Bill Bonny and Lia Laber.

  • Dickie Greenleaf and Jennifer Kramer.

  • Jennifer Kramer, Deborah Greenwald, Svetlana Nakatis and Lia Laber.