Four Seasons Resort Orlando To Host James Beard Foundation Dinner #JBFOrlando

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Four Seasons Resort Orlando To Host James Beard Foundation Dinner

Experience an exceptional dinner event on December 5 featuring 10 amazingly talented chefs from across the US

While Central Florida may be known year-round for theme parks, its growing culinary scene is putting Orlando in the spotlight as well.  PEOPLE magazine recently named Orlando one of its “foodiest” cities in America, and Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is pleased to be a part of the growing restaurant options, featuring six unique dining establishments including the flagship AAA Four Diamond Capa restaurant, the Resort’s stunning rooftop Spanish-influenced steakhouse.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando Capa Sign

On Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm, Four Seasons Resort Orlando chefs are pleased to join forces with legendary chefs from across the country. Capa will host a James Beard Foundation celebrity chef tour dinner, featuring award winning talents including:

  • Gerard Craft, 2015 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef-Midwest, known as St. Louis’ preeminent chef-restaurateur at flagship Niche as well as at Brasserie by Niche, Taste and Pastaria
  • Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia in Louisville, Kentucky and Top Chef
  • Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia in Chicago, Illinois, Top Chef Masters and James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Midwest
  • Michael Sullivan of Creekstone Farms Beef in Arkansas City, Kansas, formerly of Blackberry Farms, Tennessee
  • Norman Van Aken, of Norman’s restaurant in Orlando, Florida and James Beard Award winner for Best Chef South East
  • Stefan Riemer, Pastry Chef, Food & Beverage Development, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • James Tidwell, Master Sommelier, of Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Texas

The special guests will accompany host chefs:

Four Seasons Resort Orlando James Beard Host Chef Fabrizio Schenardi

The eight-course dinner menu includes:

  • Course 1: Beef carpaccio salad by Chef Michael Sullivan
  • Course 2: “Bass Under Glass” red wine reduction sauce under a potato torta by Chef Norman Van Aken
  • Course 3: Roasted winter squash, spiced squash puree, squash vinegar caramel, seeds, Missouri goat cheese and mint by Chef Gerard Craft
  • Course 4: Ravioletto filled with crescenza cheese, brown butter, parmigiana reggiano, white truffles by Chef Tony Mantuano
  • Course 5: Veal cheeks braised in Barolo chinato; polenta and roasted chestnuts “chicche” by Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi
  • Course 6: Seared ribeye, gochujang butter, grits, radish bottarga by Chef Edward Lee
  • Course 7: Imported cheese display presented by Chef Tim Dacey
  • Course 8: Gianduja-citrus crèmeux with dehydrated milk foam and vanilla Chantilly by Stefan Riemer

Each course includes a wine pairing. The phenomenal, once-in-a-lifetime meal is available for USD 235 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations call 407 313 6161 or buy tickets online.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando James Beard Foundation Logo

About the James Beard Foundation (JBF)

Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures and honours America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful and delicious food. Today JBF continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. In September of 2012, JBF launched the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership with the US Department of State’s Office of Protocol and helped create the American Chef Corps as a way to champion American chefs abroad, promote American food products, and foster an interest in American culinary culture and history through international programs and initiatives.

Interact on Social Media

Get social with Four Seasons Resort Orlando and tag @FSOrlando and @BeardFoundation in posts including the event hashtag #JBFOrlando.

Find and tag some of the special guests:

Gerard Craft

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  • Insta: @GerardFCraft
  • Twitter: @GerardFCraft

Edward Lee

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  • Insta: @ChefEdwardLee
  • Twitter: @ChefEdwardLee

Tony Mantuano

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  • Insta: @TonyMantuano
  • Twitter: @TonyMantuano

Michael Sullivan

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  • Insta: @CreekstoneFarms
  • Twitter: @CreekstoneFarms

Norman Van Aken

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  • Insta: @Normanvanaken
  • Twitter: @Normanvanaken

Master Sommelier James Tidwell

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  • Insta: @WineJames
  • Twitter: @WineJames
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When she isn't chasing her chihuahuas, daughter, or cheering for her Hokies you can find Shelley On the Go in the Central Florida Area and on-air at icFlorida!

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