Last week got to attend the ever fabulous Orlando’s Taste of the Nation. If you have never been to this event you’re really missing out! It is a foodie’s wonderland with culinary delights from the best restaurants in Orlando. 44 awesome restaurants from around Orlando came together to cook up signature dishes for an amazing cause to benefit Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. There was a record number of attendees of 3,00o this year and nearly $300,000 was raised!!! How awesome is that?!?
So many food and beverage choices to graze upon at your leisure! Each table inside the event was represented by the chefs from each restaurant. One of the best parts of this event is the interaction with the chefs. I love chatting up with them about their dish and what new and upcoming at their restaurants.
Crooked Can Brewing Company was a big hit again this year. Every one of their beers is awesome!
The event’s popular Instant Wine Cellar game awarded more than 150 bottles of wine valued at more than $2,500 to the person who purchased the winning key that opened the locked wine door.
The Giving Tree, sponsored by Edible Orlando, returned for the second year rewarding 100 lucky participants with a taste of Orlando’s most popular dining and drinking establishments. For a $50 donation, each participant walked away with a gift certificate ranging from $25 to $300 in value.
I really hope this post makes you want to come out and join us for next year’s event. All of this glorious food is included in your ticket to the event and the best part is all the proceeds go to an amazing cause to end childhood hunger. I can’t wait to go again next year and I really hope I see you in 2017! For more information http://ce.strength.org/orlando