I just purchased my ticket to Taste of the Nation 2009, and wanted to share a few photos from last year’s event. If you’ve never been before, it’s a great opportunity to taste wonderful food from many of our top L.A. restaurants.
My favorite part (besides all the food) was chatting with the chefs in a relaxed, fun atmosphere… all while supporting Share Our Strength’s fight to end childhood hunger. It’s a “fill up and feel good” event for sure!
From the Share Our Strength Website:
“Share 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.
More then forty of the area’s finest restaurant and wineries will participate in Taste of Nation Los Angeles, bringing a memorable afternoon that will highlight some the best food and wine that Los Angeles has to offer. Come join us for an afternoon in Culver City, enjoy a strolling buffet, entertainment, live auction and much more. Join us as we work to create a hunger-free generation. 100% of ticket sales benefits Share Our Strength’s fight to end childhood hunger.”
Photos from Taste of the Nation 2008
Chef Jake Rojas making a “Foie Gras Nutty Buddy”, The Sunset Restaurant
Former Top Chef contestant Antonia Lofaso (my favorite from season 4), Foxtail Restaurant
Chef Antonia Lofaso’s home-made linguini with caramelized fennel, clams and absinthe from Foxtail Restaurant
The delightfully COOL Chef Carolyn Spence, Bar Marmont
10 Cane Rum (I skipped the wine and went for the good stuff!)
Chef Neal Fraser (Grace Restaurant) made whole roasted pig on the spot!
Akasha Richmond’s Braised Short Rib Sandwiches on Pretzel Rolls with green and red slaw, Akasha Restaurant
It was surreal bumping into Bob Blumer!
Taste of the Nation Los Angeles
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Corner of Venice Blvd. & Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Note: The “Early Bird” ticket price is no longer available on the Taste of the Nation site. Thanks to SinoSoul for letting me know.
Tickets are $125.00.
Price at door is $135.00. (I know this seems expensive, but last year there were over 40 restaurants at the event, and it was worth every penny to try a taste from each!)
2009 Participants (including my friends at Animal!)
Purchase Tickets Here
2008 Participating Restaurants A-K
2008 Participating Restaurants L-Z
10 Cane Rum
Chef Photos on Flickr