Taste Of The Nation South Florida 7/25/13

Taste Of The Nation South Florida
Thursday, 07/25/2013 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Taste-of-the-Nation-logoLoews Miami Beach
1601 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: 125

Taste Of The Nation South Florida Is Ready To Roll

Share Our Strength, the country’s leading anti-hunger organization and producer of the highly respected annual nationwide culinary benefit, Taste of the Nation, dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the fight to end childhood hunger across America, is getting ready to roll. Now called Taste of the Nation South Florida and bigger than ever, this year the region’s premier culinary benefit is showcasing more than 50 fabulous restaurants from both Dade and Broward counties, the finest wines and spirits, and an impressive array of auction items. The much-anticipated event will take place Thursday, July 25, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., in the spacious main ballroom of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Tickets, priced at $125 per person as well as VIP tickets priced at $250 per person and providing access to the event an hour before the doors open, are available at: www.tasteofthenation.org. One hundred percent of ticket sales go to Share Our Strength to fight childhood hunger.

“For the past 25 years Share Our Strength hosted two events in the region, Taste of the Nation Dade and Taste of the Nation Broward. Now Taste of the Nation supporters will be able to enjoy the best food and wine offerings from both counties at a larger event, for the price of one ticket,” notes Jamie Balhon, Southeast Regional Manager of Share Our Strength’s culinary events.

“This year’s event is creating a lot of excitement. Taste of the Nation South Florida is providing a much stronger platform for sponsors and is already generating a larger group of participating restaurants,” says the event’s Restaurant Chair, Chef Timon Baloo, of SUGARCANE raw bar grill, in Miami.

“We believe this year’s Taste of the Nation South Florida will attract not just more restaurant participants but a larger group of food and wine enthusiasts, and will continue to grow and flourish, which bodes well for raising the critical funds required to end childhood hunger in Dade and Broward counties,” says long-time Taste of the Nation Miami-Dade chairman, Chef Allen Susser, of Burger Bar and Chef Allen’s To-Go, in Miami.

An impressive mix of fine dining establishments is confirmed to participate. The list of restaurant participants to date includes: 3030 Ocean; Bianca at the Delano; Bloom Wynwood; Café Prima Pasta; Casa D’Angelo Fort Lauderdale; Dolce Italian; Edge Steak & Bar at Four Seasons; Florida Cookery; Gotham Steak & Bar at Fontainebleau Miami Beach; HaVen Gastro-Lounge; Joe’s Stone Crab restaurant; Katsuya; Lilikoi & Company; Khong River House; Little Palm Island; Makoto at Bal Harbour Shops; MC Kitchen; Meat Market; Milos by Costas Spiliadis;

Oak Tavern; The Oceanaire; Palate Party; Preston’s; Loews Miami Beach; PubBelly Restaurant; Quattro Gastronomia Italiana; Raw Body Food; Red The Steakhouse; Restaurant Michael Schwartz; Sakaya Kitchen; Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante; Sea Level; Shake Shack; Shikany; St. Regis Bal Harbour; Steak 954; SUGARCANE raw bar grill; SUSHISAMBA Miami Beach; Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets; Swine Southern Table; Ten Palms; The Bazaar by Joe Andres; The Dutch at W South Beach Hotel & Residences; The Federal Food Drink & Provisions; Tongue and Cheek; Toro Toro Restaurant; Tosca; Whole Foods Market; Wolfgang’s Steakhouse; Wynwood Kitchen & Bar; Yardbird Southern Table and Bar and Zuma Restaurant.

Taste of the Nation is very grateful for the support of national sponsors American Express, Sysco, Food Network and in select markets by ONEHOPE Wine, Emmi Roth USA, Cavit Collection Wines, E. J. Gallo Winery, Bodegas Riojanas, United Healthcare, OpenTable, S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Philadelphia Cream Cheese, as well as local sponsors Whole Foods, Lincoln Motor Company, The Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Southern Wine and Spirits, Nespresso, Share Your Wine, VeeV, Onli Beverages, Wine Watch, Mike Sipe Entertainment, Panache, Dining Out, Miami Magazine, Miami New Times, Ocean Drive, and Brustman Carrino Public Relations.

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.

About Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation®

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry. Each spring and summer, the nation’s hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at nearly 40 events across the United States and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger. Taste of the Nation is nationally sponsored by American Express, Sysco, Food Network and in select markets by ONEHOPE Wine, Emmi Roth USA, Cavit Collection Wines, OpenTable and S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $82.5 million. To purchase tickets or to get involved, visit TasteOfTheNation.org.