James Beard Chef Packages On Rue La La
Food writer and chef James Beard has been gone for years but his food legacy lives on, his name inspiring visions of amazing meals. Private sale shopping website Rue La La has teamed up with James Beard Foundation to offer a trio of "Evenings with Celebrity Chefs" packages. The sale goes live on July 7, 2010 at 11:00 am Eastern Time and will run for 48 hours. After the jump are details of the three James Beard events available for purchase at exclusive Rue La La rates:
VIP Access to Chefs & Champagne: New York, July 24th. The James Beard Foundation's annual summer gala in The Hamptons will have Martha Stewart as the honoree. The wines of Wolffer Estate Vineyard will be served along with tastings from more than 30 chefs, many from James Beard award-winning restaurants. Rue La La guests will get to attend a one-hour VIP reception to mingle with the chefs, have advanced silent auction bidding, reserved seating, VIP after-party access and a VIP gift bag.
Just a few days later, on July 29 in Boston, the Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner takes place. The Celebrity Chef Tour began in 2004 as a way to bring the unique experience of dining at New York City's historic James Beard House to cities around the country. Rue La La members can enjoy a meal hosted by celebrity chefs Tony Maws (one of America's top 10 new chefs by Food & Wine Magazine), Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot at Maw's restaurant, Craigie on Main in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Rue La La guests will also receive one complimentary bottle of wine.
The third offering is an evening at the esteemed James Beard House in New York on August 5. A five-course Bohemian Mexican dinner by Chef Rene Ortiz, who runs the highly acclaimed restaurant "Le Condesa" in Austin, Texas will be served. Rue La La members will have an exclusive cocktail reception before general guests arrive to mingle with the chefs.