Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa Honored Again to Host Celebrity Chef Tour Benefiting The James Beard Foundation

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The James Beard House Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour is making its way through Los Angeles, stopping for a second time at Twist Restaurant in Hollywood, California, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa.

The James Beard House Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour is making its way through Los Angeles, stopping for a second time at Twist Restaurant in Hollywood, California, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa. On September 11th, 2008, Award Winning Chef Nate Appleman will be sharing his deep appreciation of Italian cuisine with a special focus on seasonal ingredients and simple, time-honored preparations as the Celebrity Chef for an exquisite dinner at Twist.

The dinner will feature a tasting of the best of Chef Appleman's dishes prepared with his contagious creative energy and enthusiasm in the kitchen, with beautifully paired wines in this festive setting. The evening with the Celebrity Chef Tour will begin at 7:00 pm with a reception of passed hors d'oeuvres and wine at the Renaissance Hollywood luxury hotel, giving everyone a taste of things to come. After the guests are seated they will be served the first of five to seven incredible courses. Each course is paired with a wine from Souverain Winery.

After three hours of fantastic food and wine, the night concludes with the chefs making their way to the dining room, usually to a standing ovation, to greet and answer the guests' questions. Some of the guests even ask the chefs to autograph a menu or empty bottle of wine.

The cost of a ticket to a Celebrity Chef Tour event is $175.00 per person plus tax, with proceeds going to the James Beard Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America's culinary heritage and diversity. The foundation provides scholarships and volunteer opportunities for aspiring culinary professionals, educating today's youth on the importance of good food and essential nutrition.

In 2004, the Celebrity Chef Tour benefiting the James Beard Foundation was launched in Philadelphia. Since then, it has become a favorite for both the chefs and the guests. The Celebrity Chef Tour replicates the "Once-in-a-Lifetime" experience of dining at the historic James Beard House, bringing America's premier chefs to major markets across the United States.

About Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa
The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, located at Hollywood & Highland Center, a shopping and entertainment mecca and home to the Academy Awards® ceremonies, offers 632 distinctive guest rooms, 33 suites, and the unforgettable 3,500 square foot Panorama Suite. Awarded the ENERGY STAR® Label from the EPA in 2008, the property is well known as being a favorite of major production companies and business travelers alike, the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa embodies modern luxury accented by classic Hollywood charm, featuring the distinctive Hollywood restaurant Twist, an outdoor pool overlooking the Hollywood Sign, world-class fitness center, and outstanding service savvy travelers have come to expect from the Renaissance brand name. Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, 1755 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028, (323) 856-1200, http://renaissancehollywood.com.

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