James Beard Foundation Taste of America
By Michael Nolledo / June 23, 2014 9:00 am

There’s no shortage of fine restaurants in Chicago.

The question is whether you’ve got the time to visit ‘em all.

Here’s an easy answer: get a seat at the James Beard Foundation’s Taste of America dinner, an evening gathering the city’s best toques for your gustatory convenience, tickets on sale now.

Consider this a welcome handshake to the James Beard Awards — aka the Oscars of the culinary world — as they gear up for a move from New York to Chicago in 2015.

A preview for the bacchanals to come? We think so.

Your ticket grants mingling with award-winning chefs behind spots like the Purple Pig, Next and Naha. They serve up toothsome bites while you toss back cocktails.

The end game of the night: a collaborative four-course dinner cheffed by Grant Achatz, Thomas Lents and southern boy Sean Brock of Husk.

So grab a pair of tickets for yourself and that special somebody.

We’re sure you have no shortage of those.

Photo Credit: Alinea