Taste of the Nation, New York City’s premier annual culinary fundraiser to end childhood hunger, will return on April 28 at 82 Mercer. Tickets for the benefit, which will feature the city’s top chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists are on sale now for $225 for general admission and $425 for VIP admission.
Culinary leaders slated to attend include Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group, Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin, Anita Lo of Annisa, Bill Telepan of Telepan, Marc Glosserman of Hill Country Hospitality, and several others. Taste of the Nation will be hosted by Sarah Berner, Joe Campanale, and August Cardona, all of Epicurean Group.
More than 1,200 expected attendees will have the chance to sample small plates and signature cocktails from more than 100 participating fine dining restaurants and bars. Guests will also have the chance to meet some of the most influential figures in New York food culture, along with celebrity chefs Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Chernow, Daniel Holzman among others, all for an amazing cause. See the full list of participating restaurants.
“As chefs, we feed people every day and we need to ensure all kids have the healthy food they need, every day,” said event co-host Alison Cayne of Haven’s Kitchen. “Taste of the Nation New York City is a perfect example of how we can join together to use our talents and passion for food to make a big impact on the lives of American children.”
Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.