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Kuro Restaurant at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Host “James Beard Culinary Mix”, a Friends of James Beard Benefit



Thursday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Hollywood, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2016) – Fresh from their trip to the celebrated James Beard House in New York City, new-style Japanese restaurant Kuro, located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. will host “James Beard Culinary Mix,” a Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner to be held on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 starting at 7:30 p.m.. This exciting event will benefit the James Beard Foundation’s new National Scholars program as well as other initiatives of the Foundation. The evening will be emceed by guest of honor, multiple James Beard Award winner, famed television personality, cookbook author and host of the Food Network’s “Chopped,” Ted Allen. A five-course dinner will be prepared by multiple James Beard Award winner Marcus Samuelsson, chef/owner of Red Rooster Harlem and Streetbird Rotisserie and Kuro Executive Chef Alex Q. Becker.

A pre-dinner VIP ticket will grant access to a VIP cocktail reception at the hotel’s chic L Bar, where 60 attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a meet and greet with Allen and Samuelsson. Following the exclusive dinner, a Q&A with the chefs, moderated by Allen will conclude the experience.

 “Being such strong supporters of their mission and programs, we are always excited to partner with the James Beard Foundation,” said Justin Wyborn, vice president of food & beverage for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. “It’s truly an honor to host such amazing culinary talent at Kuro.”

Tickets are priced at $175 and $250 per person and can be purchased via www.Ticketmaster.com . Space is limited. For more information on the event, please visit: http://www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com/jbf