Now in its 27th year, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® South Florida @TOTNSFla , is gearing up for another banner event. This year's event on Thursday July 16th is the region’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to ending childhood hunger, and will showcase close to 50 of the hottest restaurants from both Dade and Broward counties, top chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and brewers.
The South Beach Chic – Food, Wine & Art-themed benefit will also feature silent and live auctions, an interactive art display showcasing local artists and a beer garden co-curated by Miami Herald food editor Evan Benn and Chef Bret Pelaggi.
The annual tasting event will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 7PM to 10PM, at Loews Miami Beach, followed by the after party, "Chefs On The Half Shell" from 10PM to Midnight. General admission tickets are priced at $125 per person. VIP tickets are priced at $250 per person and provide access to the event an hour before the doors open, as well as admission to the after party. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds from Taste of the Nation® benefit the No Kid Hungry® campaign.
This year’s exclusive Taste of the Nation “Chefs on a Half Shell” after party will feature oyster creations from host restaurant Lure Fishbar as well as The Dutch at W South Beach, Devon Seafood + Steak and Aaron’s Catering, and hosted by Chef Josh Capon and Chef de Cuisine John Iatrellis at Lure Fishbar at Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Taking place from 10PM to Midnight, the soirée will feature bottomless champagne and ample oysters dressed by the city’s culinary pearls Conor Hanlon of The Dutch at The W South Beach Hotel and Residences, Rod Chitikov of Devon Seafood + Steak and Aaron Dreilinger of Aaron’s Catering.
“Nutrition is instrumental to healthy development and a good diet helps kids grow strong, make them better able to learn, and prepare them for a productive and successful life,” says Taste of the Nation founding event chairman Chef Allen Susser.
As always, Taste of the Nation is a platform for South Florida’s best and brightest in the culinary scene and this year is no exception. Confirmed participants to date include: 3030 Ocean; American Social; Beaker & Gray; Blackbrick Chinese & Dim Sum; Blue Collar; Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar; Cibo Wine Bar; EDGE Steak & Bar at Four Seasons; FINKA Table & Tap; Izzy’s Fish & Oyster; Joe’s Stone Crab; Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; La Mar by Gaston Acurio; Little Palm Island; Lure Fishbar at Loews Miami Beach; Makoto at Bal Harbour Shops; MC Kitchen; Meat Market; Mignonette; Norman Love Confections; Palate Party; Palm d’Or at The Biltmore Hotel; PB Station; Phuc Yea!; Piripi; Quality Meats Miami Beach; Red Ginger; RED the Steakhouse; Seagrape at Thompson Miami Beach; Shake Shack; StripSteak at Fontainebleau Miami Beach; Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets; TALDE Miami Beach at Thompson Miami Beach; Temple Street Eatery; The Dutch at W South Beach; The Forge; The Oceanaire Seafood Room; The Redlander; Tongue & Cheek; Truluck's Seafood, Steak & Crab House; Whisk; Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille at the Riverside Hotel; Wynwood Kitchen and Bar; and Yardbird Southern Table and Bar.
Tickets to Taste of the Nation South Florida are available for purchase at: CE.NoKidHungry.org/SouthFlorida.
Follow Taste of The Nation on Twitter and Instagram @TOTNSFla and use #TOTNFla to show your support for this worthy cause to end childhood hunger.
( Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations )