Awesome Party, Great Cause: Taste of the Nation San Francisco

Taste of the Nation SF LogoFoodies and funseekers still have ten days left to finalize their travel plans to attend Taste of the Nation San Francisco and enjoy scrumptious tastes from popular local chefs such as Michael Tusk, Nancy Oakes and Jennifer Puccio. This delightful fundraiser will feature the Bay Area’s best chefs, vintners, brewers and mixologists coming together to support Share Our Strength’s goal of ending childhood hunger in the United States.

Michael Tusk

Michael Tusk, Chef Chair

Quince and Cotogna Chef Michael Tusk is returning as the Chef Chair again this year, leading the culinary charge.  With about 100 restaurant and beverage companies participating, you’re sure to enjoy yourself on Thursday, March 26 at City View at Metreon (135 Fourth Street). A General Admission ticket is $125 per person and offers entrance to the party from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Or, you show some extra support by purchasing a VIP ticket for Taste of the Nation SF for $250 (which also provides early access into the event at 5:30 pm, complimentary valet parking and a special gift bag).  So call your friends and then come taste some of San Francisco’s finest dishes and pair them with the wine, beer, or cocktail of your choice.  But, don’t forget to go here and purchase your tickets first (before the event sells out).

A16 Food + Wine Cookbook

A16 Food + Wine Cookbook, with recipe for infamous Monday Meatballs

San Francisco restaurants and chefs who will be present at this year’s Taste of the Nation San Francisco include A16 (Christopher Thompson), Boulevard (Nancy Oakes & Dana Younkin), central kitchen (Thomas McNaughton), Delfina (Edward Higgins), Hakkasan (Ho Chee Bon), Jardinière (Morgan Mueller), Marlowe (Jennifer Puccio), Prospect (Pam Mazzola)Spruce (Mark Sullivan & John Madriaga)Tacolicious (Telmo Faria), and Wayfare Tavern (Omri Aflalo). 


Oenotri, a Napa restaurant coming to Taste of the Nation SF

But it’s not just San Francisco chefs that will be there helping to support this great cause. Other Bay Area restaurants and chefs participating will be El Dorado Kitchen (Armando Navarro), Mayfield Bakery & Cafe (Matt Sieger), Nick’s Cove (Austin Perkins), Oenotri (Tyler Rodde), Pizza Antica (Bradley Ceynowa), PRESS Napa Valley (Trevor Kunk), Redd Wood (Michael George) and The Village Pub (Dmitry Elperin).

Featured wineries at Taste of the Nation San Francisco include Clif Family Winery, Darioush, En Garde WineryFantesca Estate & Winery, Faust Winery, Leto Cellars, Oakville Ranch Vineyards, Robert Biale VineyardsSCRIBE and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.

Darioush Winery

Darioush Winery, one of the wineries at Taste of the Nation SF

Breweries participating in the event include Golden State Cider, Half Moon Bay Brewing CompanyLagunitas Brewing Companyand Woods Beer Company.  Or, if you are looking for something stronger, you will be able to enjoy spirits from Plymouth Gin, Suerte Tequila, Charbay Distillery & Winery and St. George Spirits (and others) that evening.

Clif Family Winery

Clif Family Winery, one of the wineries at Taste of the Nation SF

While you’re enjoying your food and beverages, you can also help the cause by bidding on Silent Auction items such as executive chef and dining experiences from over a dozen restaurants including AQ Restaurant, Burritt Room + Tavern, Dirty Habit, DOSA, Lark Creek Steak and State Bird Provisions.

No Kid Hungry SF LogoAs a reminder, please go here for complete details and to buy your ticket, so you can enjoy a fantastic evening and help support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign. The No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need.  In California, the project is focused on expanding access to school breakfast and afterschool meals.  They have also empowered over 5,600 families with the skill and knowledge to prepare healthy and affordable meals.

Local beneficiaries of the 2015 San Francisco Taste of the Nation event include 18 Reasons, Children of Shelters, California Food Policy Advocates and California Association of Food Banks.   With support from generous individuals, corporations and foundations, Share Our Strength can ensure all children get the healthy food they need, every day.


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