Don’t forget Share OUr Strength’s Taste of the Nation is tomorrow evening at the Marriott Orlando World Center, 8701 World Center Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. for those with VIP tickets and at 6:45 for general admission. Everybody gets kicked out of the hall at the same time, 10 o’clock.
Taste of the Nation is the annual fundraiser to fight childhood hunger in America. Some of the area’s top restaurants and wine purveyors come together for an evening of great food and drink, as well as awareness of the problem. (See below for a list of the restaurants.) Those of us who are fortunate enough to have plenty to eat and drink can help those who don’t.
And the fact that this is the 22nd annual event tells you that this is not a new issue; the recent economic woes has made it more dire. Please plan to attend.
Oh, and there’s been a last minute addition to the evening’s events. There will be a
beef throw-down, which is not some sort of meaty mishap but rather a cooking competition. Two chefs will compete and CreekStone Farms will donate $5000 in the winner’s name to Taste of the Nation. Judges for the event will be Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, WFTV’s Bob Opsahl and me.
I hope you’ll stop by and say hey. Click here to go to the Taste of the Nation website where you can still buy tickets. And here’s that list of participating restaurants I promised:
BB King’s Blues Club Orlando
Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
Cafe Tu Tu Tango
The Capital Grille
City Fire American Oven & Bar
Cuisinier’s Catered Cuisine & Events
Dine with Shamu by SeaWorld Orlando
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
K Restaurant & Wine Bar
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Orlando World Center Marriott
The Ravenous Pig
Red Wing Restaurant
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort: A Land Remembered
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort: Cala Bella Italian Bistro
Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Technical Education Center, Osceola County
Three2OH Ice Cream
Uno Chicago Grill
The Vineyard Wine Company
Whole Foods Market
Windermere Country Club