Chances are very few of us will ever get the opportunity to dine at the The James Beard House. Forget the fact that it's three thousand miles away in New York's Greenwich Village; even if it was in your backyard the fact is that James Beard events are typically reserved for the crème de la crème of the culinary world. So mark your calendar for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, when you'll have a one-night chance to be part of the epicurean elite during the James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour at The Penthouse Restaurant at Santa Monica's Huntley Hotel.

With a talent roster including chefs Seth Greenberg (The Penthouse), CJ Jacobson (The Yard), Jeffrey Nimer (Haute Chefs), Hosea Rosenberg (StrEAT Chefs, BRAVO's Top Chef) and pastry chef Shannon Swindle (Craft), the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour was started in 2004 as way to take the experience of dining at the historic James Beard House nationwide. Similar to a dinner party at the Beard House, guests of the Celebrity Chef Tour get to interact with the chefs while tasting multiple courses and sipping on paired wines, cocktails and spirits.

Tickets are $150/person and are available through August 26 (that's today!) via the event's website. All proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation's programming and educational initiatives.

The Penthouse Restaurant at The Huntley Hotel: 1111 Second Street, Santa Monica. (310) 394-5454.

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