Share Our Strength's/No Kid Hungry Taste of the Nation South Florida. - Food & Beverage Magazine

Share Our Strength’s/No Kid Hungry Taste of the Nation South Florida.

NoKidHungry_campaign_10june2Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation is the nation’s premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists — all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

Big names bring bold flavors to Taste of the Nation South Florida. Join the likes of legendary Chef Allen Susser, Chef Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grille for South Florida’s premiere culinary affair.

An elegant evening of gourmet food and wine, Taste of the Nation features chefs and gourmet cuisine from over 50 restaurants and vendors catering to both Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The evening will also include live entertainment along with live, silent and wine auctions. Chef Allen Susser, chair of Taste of the Nation Miami for 25 years, will pull together an incredible line-up of local restaurants committed to Share Our Strength’s vision to end childhood hunger.

More than 60 celebrated restaurants, fine wine and spirits and live entertainment come together in an unforgettable night for a fabulous cause – end childhood hunger in America. This year’s event will be bigger than ever, with pop-up stations located in the heart of the ballroom; a basketball hoop area where guests can challenge former WNBA star and Share Our Strength advocate Ruth Riley while raising money for the organization ($1 per hoop); and a bocce ball court. Miami Heat fans should not fret: there will be a beer garden with flat screen TVs set up for those in attendance who can’t miss Game 6, scheduled to air that evening.

Chefs Roundtable at TOTN kick-off event at Tongue & Cheek  RESIZED100% of ticket sales from South Florida’s exclusive gastronomic extravaganza will benefit Share Our Strength, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to end childhood hunger. This year’s soirée will be emceed by local culinary personality Ralph Pagano.

Participating restaurants include 3030 Ocean; Bianca at the Delano; AQ at Acqualina; Area 31; Azul at Mandarin Oriental; Bianca at the Delano; Biscayne Tavern; Casa D’Angelo Fort Lauderdale; Cypress Room; db Bistro Moderne; EDGE Steak & Bar at Four Seasons; HaVen South Beach; The Dutch at W South Beach Hotel & Residences; and Wynwood Kitchen & Bar.

The festivities will continue at the new Black and Blanco After Party, presented by Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco and hosted by Chef Josh Capon at Lure Fishbar at Loews Miami Beach. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres by Lure, chocolate temptations by Miami’s top pâtissiers: Jordi Panisello of Fontainebleau Miami Beach; Josh Gripper of The Dutch at The W South Beach Hotel and Residences and Antonio Bachour of St. Regis Bal Harbour as well as custom cocktails showcasing the new Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco silver tequila, created by Lure’s acclaimed mixologist Rob Ferrara.

BLT Steak RESIZEDThe much anticipated annual tasting event will take place on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 7 to 10 p.m. General admission tickets are priced at $125 per person; VIP tickets priced at $250 per person, and provide access to the event an hour before the doors open, as well as admission to the Black and Blanco After Party.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-877-26-TASTE or by visiting CE.NoKidHungry.org/SouthFlorida.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • 6:00 – 10:00 PM: VIP
  • 7:00 – 10:00PM: General Admission
  • 10:00PM – 12:00AM: Black and Blanco After Party
  • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
  • 1601 Collins Ave
  • Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Founding Chairman: Chef Allen Susser

Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has been delighting diners by bringing together the greatest culinary experts to donate their time and skill for a good cause. Produced by Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit fighting childhood hunger, the goal of each Taste of the Nation event is to raise much-needed funds to help end childhood hunger. You’ll feast on a number of dishes from a bevy of chefs, take part in a silent auction, relax in a lounge area, enjoy cooking competitions, special wine and spirits, and gift bags. Doing good has never tasted better. 100 percent of ticket sales from this Taste of the Nation event benefit Share Our Strength’s mission to fight and end childhood hunger.

About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.

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