Taste of the Nation Boston

Share our Strength once again held its epic food, wine, beer, and cocktail event last week in Boston. Taste of the Nation is one of the best events of the year, and I was fortunate to be invited as press to experience all of the fun with some of my favorite Boston bloggers.

Share our Strength

First, and most importantly, there was a message and a pledge for the evening.

I believe that no child in America should go hungry. By pledging today, I add my voice to the national movement of people committed to ending childhood hunger in America by 2015.

You can take the pledge here. It’s kind of amazing and horrible, when you stop and think about it for even a second, that with all of the advances we have made in so many areas, we’re still allowing children to go hungry. So many problems start with hunger and lack of access to food, and Share our Strength is doing amazing work to fix these problems. In addition to Taste of the Nation, they have all sorts of other initiatives like Cooking Matters and The Great American Bake Sale.

No Kid Hungry

As soon as the doors opened for the VIP hour, we made our way into the convention hall and started eating. There was just so much good food. Here are a few of the highlights for me:

halibut chorizo

{Halibut Chorizo from 606 Congress}


{Chef from The Blue Ox whipping up some tuna tartare to go on homemade potato chips with crème fraiche}

Del Frisco's

{Roast beef sliders with horseradish cream from Del Frisco’s} My post-marathon body was craving red meat, and these certainly did the trick.

creamsicle creme brulee

{Creamsicle crème brulee from Sandrine’s Bistro}


{Chef Gordon Hammersley cooking up some shrimp}


{Shrimp ceviche from Harvest}


{Beautiful macarons from The Blue Frog Bakery}  I had the Nutella-filled macarons, and they were to die for.


{Champagne from Nicholas Feuillate}


{Cake from Athans} I used to live near Athans and love their baklava, but I always found the people who worked there to be incredibly unfriendly. Like to the point that I was afraid to ask a question.


{Narragansett beer to end the night} I enjoyed the Porter immensely. This is great boat beer!

As you can see, Taste of the Nation was delicious. I definitely ate more than pictured, and there were many, many tables I had to skip due to being full.  It is an event that is very well run and must take a ton of work to put together. The best of the best in the Boston area all come out and lovingly share some of their favorites all to benefit great kids who really need all of our help.

Do you have a favorite charity event?

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Tags: beer, Boston, champagne, charity, cocktails, events, Food, Share our Strength, wine

  1. Michelle’s avatar

    Such a great event! I still have to upload so many photos!


  2. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    Looks like such a great event! Plenty of good food to indulge in. I had no idea that Narragansett made more than their standard beer- must try immediately!


  3. Elizabeth’s avatar

    This was an awesome night, and it was so nice seeing you! Barring some unexpected excitement :P


  4. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    What a great event! Unsurprisingly I am drawn to most of the desserts you photographed — creamsicle creme brulee and nutella macaroons?! Awesome!


  5. Daisy’s avatar

    I love reading about this event every year. glad to hear it was hugely successful (and delicious) once again.


  6. Colleen @ Culinary Colleen’s avatar

    Looks like such a great event!


  7. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    Looks like a fantastic event!


  8. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    It was so nice spending time with you here last week! I definitely ate too much, but very much happy for doing so as everything was so good!


  9. melissanibbles’s avatar

    Sounds like a lot of fun. The sliders sound right up my alley.


  10. Megan’s avatar

    This is probably my favorite charity event. So sad I had to miss it this year.


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