Thursday, August 29, 2013

Orchids to participate in James Beard Foundation's Taste AmericaLocal Dish Challenge

Orchids at Palm Court has joined more than 100 other restaurants in the James Beard Foundation's (JBF) Taste America® Local Dish Challenge. Foodies nationwide can show their local pride by participating in this social media-driven competition.

Chef Todd Kelly has chosen to feature Compressed Watermelon Salad to showcase the best of the local food scene in Cincinnati, from September 1 through October 31, 2013. Orchids at Palm Court will donate $1 from each dish sold to the JBF Taste America® Education Drive, which supports JBF's educational programs on topics surrounding our country's food system. These programs include the annual JBF Food Conference, JBF Leadership Awards , and new Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change.

When the promotion concludes on October 31, 2013, the city with the most Instagram photo uploads will be declared the winner and receive a donation from JBF in the amount of $10,000 or 10% of the proceeds raised nationally, whichever is higher, will be awarded to the city's selected charity. Cincinnati's charity is Freestore Foodbank COOKS! Program.

Diners can support the JBF Taste America® Local Dish Challenge by following the below steps:
Visit a participating restaurant between September 1 and October 31.
Complete list at
Order the Taste America Local Dish
Take a photo of the dish
Post to Instagram with #JBFTasteamerica and the hashtag of your city.
Example: "Just had this savory #jbftasteamerica dish from @orchids_at_palm featuring delicious local produce in #Cincinnati" Dine often and help the Freestore Foodbank COOKS! Program in Cincinnati win up to $10,000

For more information on James Beard Foundation's Taste America®: "Local Flavor from Coast to Coast," please visit www.jbftastamericaorg.

Compressed Watermelon Salad WHERE: Orchids at Palm Court Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza 35 West Fifth Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 513-421-9100

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