STAMFORD, Conn.--()--On May 6th, the culinary elite will gather in New York City for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, when the industry’s highest honors will be bestowed upon North America’s top food and beverage professionals. In celebration of this gastronomic highlight of the year, Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water is sponsoring a sweepstakes that will award one lucky winner the chance to attend the awards with a guest. Each year, the James Beard Foundation recognizes the finest chefs, restaurants, wine professionals, journalists, cookbook authors, restaurant designers, and other food professionals.
“The James Beard Foundation Awards has long been at the forefront of America’s culinary community, supporting and recognizing the achievements of the industry’s top talents”
For centuries, Acqua Panna has complemented fine food and dining occasions, and has upheld the tradition of honoring the world’s best chefs as well as nurturing new culinary talent. Together with the James Beard Foundation, this year the brand will present the 2013 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Award, recognizing the top restaurant in the field. See this year’s Outstanding Restaurant Award semifinalists, as well as all other James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists online at www.jamesbeard.org/awards. The final nominees will be announced on March 18.
“The James Beard Foundation Awards has long been at the forefront of America’s culinary community, supporting and recognizing the achievements of the industry’s top talents,” said Susmita Vellanki, Acqua Panna Brand Manager. “This year, we’re excited to give a member of our community of culinary enthusiasts the opportunity to celebrate with these talented individuals at the country’s culinary event of the year.”
To enter to win a trip to the James Beard Foundation Awards with Acqua Panna, “Like” the Acqua Panna Facebook page and follow the instructions to complete the entry. The sweepstakes starts on March 6th, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. PT and ends on April 18, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PT, and is open to any U.S. resident 21 or older. After the sweepstakes period closes, one winner will be chosen at random and will receive:
- Round-trip coach class airfare to New York City for two
- Two night’s hotel accommodations for two
- Two tickets to the 2013 James Beard Foundation Gala Awards & Reception on May 6th, 2013
- Dinner for two in New York City
About Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water
Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water flows from the Apennines Mountains inside the heart of Tuscany. Emerging from a protected natural reserve, it offers a lightness and purity characterized by its 15 year journey before surfacing. Acqua Panna is a perfectly-balanced spring water that cleanses the palate and ensures that the flavors of fine foods and wine are maintained as intended. Acqua Panna has a history of good taste since 1564, making its mark on the tables of tastemakers.
Acqua Panna, S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, and Sanpellegrino® Sparkling Fruit Beverages are international products of Sanpellegrino S.p.A. which is based in Milan, Italy. Distributed in over 120 countries through branches and distributors in all five continents, these products represent quality excellence by virtue of their origins and perfectly interpret Italian style worldwide as a synthesis of pleasure, health and well-being.
About the James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, nurturing, and preserving America's diverse culinary heritage and future. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard was a champion of American cuisine. Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships to culinary schools, publications, advocacy training for chefs, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs.