Earlier this week (Tuesday, May 15), The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill hosted a stop on The Celebrity Chef Tour benefitting the James Beard Foundation. 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).
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.
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.
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Credit: © Ben Garcia/ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas