Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Taste of the Nation - San Francisco
* DATE: Thursday, April 23, 2009
* TIME: 6:00 PM - VIP Reception Entry at 5:30 PM
* LOCATION: The Field Club Lounge at AT&T Park (Tasting Reception) and Traci Des Jardin's Acme Chophouse (VIP Dinner & Auction)
* TICKETS: VIP Dinner + Tasting Reception- $250, Tasting Reception - $75
We are very excited to announce the amazing line-up of chefs for this year’s Gala Dinner. They include Michael Symon (Cleveland's Lola/Lolita), SF’s own Traci Des Jardins (Acme Chophouse/Jardinière/Mijita), Chris Cosentino (Incanto), Gavin Kaysen (NYC's Café Boulud), and Koren Grieveson (Chicago's Avec).
Chef Elizabeth Falkner will once again provide the dessert course, and Host Chef Thom Fox has graciously opened his Acme Chophouse kitchen again to host.
Kicking off the event will be a Tasting Reception featuring an array of the Bay Area's best chefs & restaurants, including:
Honorary Tasting Event Chair Jamie Lauren - Absinthe
Liza Shaw - A16
Jordan Grosser - The Alembic
Percy Whatley - The Awhanee Hotel
Jason Fox - Bar Tartine
Loretta Keller & Michael Morrison- Coco500 & The Moss Room
Robbie Lewis – Oracle
Jenn Puccio - Cortez
Cal Stamenov - Marinus at the Bernardus Lodge
Scott Youkilis - Maverick
Michelle Mah - Midi
Staffan Terje & Sarah Ballard - Perbacco
Tim Luym - Poleng Lounge
Seis Kamimura - Postrio
Jennifer Biesty & Tim Nugent - Scala's Bistro
Charles Phan - Slanted Door
Chris Behr - SPQR
Mark Sullivan - Spruce
Parke Ulrich - Waterbar
Hoss Zare - Zaré at Flytrap
An incredible Mixology Program celebrating the upcoming SF Cocktail Week in May. Sample signature cocktails from the City's best bartenders at the Tasting event.
Participating Bars Include:
* 15 Romolo
* Bourbon & Ranch
* Heaven's Dog
Taste the best of San Francisco's original cocktail culture and sample some new inspirations from the country's best mixologists.
Bid on unmatched food and wine experiences in exciting silent and live auctions at the gala dinner, or buy raffle tickets for a variety of fun packages at the tasting event. Best of all, Fight Hunger in San Francisco and throughout the US with your generous contribution. 100% of your ticket purchase goes directly to Share Our Strength.
Ticket sales will benefit Foodrunners, Children of Shelters, and Sports 4 Kids, San Francisco.
Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid in America grows up hungry. Each spring, the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at more than 45 events across the United States and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $70 million.