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Taste of the Nation Takes Off Saturday Night

Written By Scott Joseph On June 4, 2010


Share Our Strength’s annual fundraiser, Taste of the Nation, is tomorrow, Saturday, June 5, at Marriott World Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. for those who purchase VIP tickets; 6:45 p.m. for the masses. VIP tickets are $150; general admission is $100. One hundred percent goes toward the cause. Visit the Web site to purchase tickets.

Taste of the Nation brings the area’s best culinary talent together to raise money — and awareness — for the nation’s hungry. The funds go toward ending childhood hunger.

This is a terrific event and there’s always a lot of good talent. Click on the image above to see a video I put together at last year’s Taste of the Nation. And here’s a list of some of the restaurants that will be participating this year:

Antonio’s Cafe
Back Door Cellars/Boisineau International
Bahama Breeze
Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse at the Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Bonnet Creek
Cafe Tu Tu Tango
Capital Grille
Crave Restaurant
Cuisinier’s Catered Cuisine & Events
Cusano’s Bakery
Dakota Food, Commodore Frick, and Signature by the Lake
Douwe Egberts Coffee
Emeril’s Orlando
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop
Empress Sissi
Funky Monkey Wine Company
Highland Manor
Journeys at Alaqua
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
K Restaurant & Wine Bar
Kouzzina by Cat Cora at Disney
LongHorn Steakhouse
Nestle Water
Olde Hearth Bread Company
Olive Garden
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Orlando Culinary Academy
Orlando World Center Marriott
Red Lobster
Red Wing Restaurant
Royal Plaza
Seasons 52
SeaWorld Orlando
Shipyard Brewing & Unique Beers
South African Wine Export
Stella Artois
Straight-Up Beverage Solutions
Technical Education Center, Osceola County
Three2OH Ice Cream
Uno Chicago Grille
Windermere Country Club

Also in attendance: Kevin Fonzo, of K Restaurant, just back from his audience with Michelle Obama at the White House, Scott Copeland, Antonio’s La Fiamma, and Jamie McFadden. The three will be cooking together at the prestigious Beard House in New York on June 22, so stop by and wish them luck.

And if you see me walking around, stop and say hey.

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