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

The Celebrity Chef Tour, benefitting the James Beard Foundation and hosted by Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, was held earlier this week on Tuesday, May 15.


Celebrity Chef Tour

Oyster Tempura
Oyster Tempura at The James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour at
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).

Chefs Bromberg, Jonathan Waxman, Jennifer Puccio and Clayton Arakawa
Chefs Bruce Bromberg, Jonathan Waxman,
Jennifer Puccio and Clayton Arakawa


Celebrity Chef Tour - rm Seafood

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.

Bruce Bromberg, Jonathan Waxman and Clayton Arakawa
Chefs Jonathan Waxman, Bruce Bromberg and Clayton Arakawa
Julie and Rick Moonen and Jeff Black
Julie and Rick Moonan and Jeff Black

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.

Foie Gras Wontons
Foie Gras Wontons

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

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