One of the greatest food events of the year is back again! April 14th ushers in Share Our Strength's 23rd annual Taste of the Nation Boston. I had the honor of attending this fantastic event which brings together chefs from all over the area last year, and I am thrilled to be able to attend again this year.
Share our Strength is a national organization begun in 1984 recognizing the need, and bringing assistance to those families in America who have difficulty providing meals to their own children. They work to ensure that children are provided with the necessary nutrition required to promote healthy living, growth and learning. The past few years have seen financial hardships all over this country as the recession ravaged people of all economic levels. Many of us were affected by the this collapse of our economic security, and though there are signs that we are rebounding, many families still struggle to provide the nutrients needed for their children.
Taste of the Nation was begun as a way to raise desperately needed funding, and today is still one of the largest and most successful fundraising efforts by the organization. To date they have raised over $73 Million for the cause, and that grows in the millions each year. For more information please check out my post from last year.
Taste of the Nation Boston will feature creative dishes from the hands of Jody Adams, Andy Husbands, Jason Santos (to name a few of our acclaimed celebrity chefs) among many others. Last year my favorite dish came from Chef Chris Coombs, executive chef at Dbar and owner/executive chef at Deuxave- one of the best spots to open in 2010.
This year promises to be just as delicious as last (if not more so) and the cause is definitely worthy of your support. For a full recap of last years event please click here.
Thursday April 14, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST; VIP reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. EST at the Hynes Convention Center
Tickets for Taste of the Nation Boston are $90 in advance / $100 at door for General Admission tickets are $150 in advance / $160 at the door for VIP and can be purchased by calling 1-877-26-TASTE or visiting www.strength.org/boston or www.TasteOfTheNation.org.
To give you a taste of what might be served this year, later this week I will be showcasing a dish from Rodney Murillo, Executive Chef at Davio's. All I'll say now is that it was as if it was sent from heaven...Stay tuned...