Kuro Restaurant at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Host Friends of James Beard Benefit

Kuro, the critically acclaimed new-style Japanese restaurant at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, will host an exclusive, one-night-only Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner on Saturday, January 30, 2016, featuring a menu created by host and Kuro Executive Chef Alex Becker and a star-studded group of James Beard Award-winning chefs. The event titled the “The Chef’s Palate,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. The dinner, benefitting the James Beard Foundation (JBF), will be emceed by the guest of honor, celebrity chef and Food Network star Robert Irvine. The event will kick off with an invitation-only VIP cocktail reception at the hotel’s chic L Bar, where 50 attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a meet and greet with Irvine. Guests will then adjourn to Kuro for a five-course dinner, with each course prepared by one of the participating chefs, including Kuro host chef Alex Becker (Creative Culinary Director, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood); JBF Award Winner Norman Van Aken (Norman’s Orlando); JBF Award Winner Christopher Lee (Barcelona Wine Bar Restaurants); JBF Award Winner Allen Susser (Chef Allen’s Consulting); and a JBF-recognized pastry chef yet to be determined. The evening will conclude with a Q&A with the chefs moderated by Irvine. Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid, via silent auction, on a luxury Seminole Hard Rock Hotel package. “We are thrilled to be hosting the Benefit dinner at Kuro,” said Justin Wyborn, vice president of Food & Beverage for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. “The James Beard Foundation plays an integral part in celebrating, nurturing and honoring culinary excellence, and having the opportunity to support that cause here in South Florida with such a stellar line-up of chefs is an amazing honor.”

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