Friday, April 22, 2011
Taste Of The Nation 2011
We recently joined hundreds of others and dozens of our food-blogging friends in attending Taste Of The Nation 2011 at the Hynes to benefit Share Our Strength. This event features SO many delicious plates from top area restaurants, celebrity chefs, great desserts, wines and even live entertainment. It's always one of my favorite food events of the year and definitely a very worthy cause.
Chef Rich Garcia of 606 Congress Street was on hand to serve up an asparagus dish, one of the signature dishes of the event.
Chef Chris Douglass of Ashmont Grill had some of our Future Chefs on hand to help serve up a very comforting Macaroni And Cheese with Pulled Pork Sliders. Here he is serving up Tony Maw's (of Craigie on Main) Mom, who we had just met at another event the week previous.
Chef Jody Adams and Team Rialto were on hand, as they are at so many charity events throughout the City.
Rialto was plating up this taste of Salt Cod On Crisped Potato with Spring Vegetable Salad.
South End Buttery was there with their famous cupcakes. Their buttercream frosting is always the best, not too sweet and not piled on too high.
This fantastic crème brûlée was served up by one of our favorite area bistros: Sandrine's in Harvard Square.
Of course, there is always the obligatory party pic. Here I am with Adam and Christian of SCVNGR who were my tasting partners and there to happily support the cause.