James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon

Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
Time: 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Begin your weekend with an afternoon feast prepared live onstage by some of your favorite celebrity chefs. As you dine and enjoy four courses with fine wine pairings, the TV darlings dish on their recipes, the ingredients, and how each component comes together on the plate. This year’s event features celebrity chefs Tyler Florence, Yolanda Gampp, Jamie Gwen, and cheese guru Afrim Pristine, with host Zac Young.

First Course – Afrim Pristine
Burrata with Fresh Peas and Watercress Salad           
Wine Pairing: The Calling 2021 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Second Course – Jamie Gwen
French Mousse Cream Puff with Strawberry Rhubarb Salad, Hazelnuts, and Prosciutto Crunch
Wine Pairing: ZD Wines 2021 Founders Reserve Pinot Noir

Third Course – Tyler Florence
Surf & Turf
(Vegetarian: Carrot Papparadelle)
Wine Pairing: The Calling 2019 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Fourth Course – Yolanda Gampp
Lemon Brûlée Cheesecake with Berry Compote
Wine Pairing: ZD Wines 2021 Chardonnay

The festival also proudly supports the James Beard Foundation. Palm Desert Food & Wine activities have raised a cumulative $17,779 for the two organizations.

Menu subject to change

$250 per person

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Because alcohol will be served, you must be at least 21 years of age to attend Palm Desert Food & Wine™ events and to enter the tent.
No accommodations are available for individuals under 21 years of age.