For the past three years, the Palisades Restaurant has hosted a stop on the Celebrity Chef’s tour that benefit’s the James Beard Foundation. Considered to be the father of American Cuisine, James Beard had a tremendous impact on our attitude towards food here in the United States. He worked with and helped train such chefs as Julia Childs and had a major impact on our culinary culture at a time when we as a society were trending catastrophically towards processed foods. Who knows what we would be eating now without this man’s impact? Regardless, here is a link to a blog published by one of the most highly regarded photographers in Virginia, Laura Matney, owner of Laura’s Focus, who was gracious enough to photograh this entire event.