44 Restaurants at Orlando’s Taste of the Nation 2015

The 26th installment of Orlando’s Taste of the Nation® (Website | Facebook | Twitter) is coming up!

  • WHEN: Saturday, August 8, 2015 6:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Orlando World Center Marriott 8701 World Center Dr., Orlando
  • TICKETS: $150 each
  • ATTIRE: Cocktail / Semi-Formal
Forty-four of the area’s most accomplished chefs will showcase tasting portions of signature dishes, accompanied by fine wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails, to ensure that no child grows up hungry in our city and across America.
  • 4Rivers Smokehouse and The Coop
  • A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek
  • Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
  • B Resort and Spa and American Q
  • B.B. King’s Blues Club
  • Black Fire Bull
  • Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
  • Cafe Tu Tu Tango
  • Cala Bella Restaurant at Rosen Shingle Creek
  • Capa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando
  • The Capital Grille Orlando & Millenia
  • Cress Restaurant
  • Cuba Libre
  • Dragonfly Robata Sushi & Grill
  • Emeril’s Tchoup Chop
  • Empress Sissi Cake & Pastry Specialties
  • Fresh Point
  • Fulton’s Crab House, Downtown Disney
  • Highball and Harvest at Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
  • Itta Bena
  • JJ’s Grille
  • JW Marriott
  • K Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Lafayette’s Music Room
  • Marlow’s Tavern
  • MOOR at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
  • Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Palms Resort
  • Opa Orlando
  • Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside
  • Orlando World Center Marriott
  • Red Wing Restaurant
  • Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Seasons 52 Fresh Grill
  • SeaWorld Orlando
  • Second Harvest Food Bank – Culinary Training Program
  • Soco Thornton Park
  • Symphony Pastries
  • Tapa Toro Tapas Bar
  • Three2OH Ice Cream
  • TR Fire Grill
  • Universal Orlando Resort
  • Urban Tide Hyatt Regency
  • The Whiskey
  • Yak & Yeti Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Along with appetizers, entrees, desserts and spirits, guests will enjoy a fully automated mobile silent auction and Instant Wine Cellar game.

There are four pre-events to look forward to:

  • July 30: World of Beer invites guests to toast to Taste of the Nation with select craft brews. One dollar for each pint sold at its Dr. Phillips location (7800 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando) on July 23 from 4:00 p.m. to close and its downtown Orlando location (431 E. Central Blvd.) July 30 from 4:00 p.m. to close will directly benefit Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
  • July 1 thru Aug 5: Eola Wine Company welcomes guests to raise a glass to end childhood hunger with a series of weekly wine tasting events on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from July 1 to Aug. 5 for a $15 donation at the door. All proceeds will benefit Share our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger, which includes local beneficiaries Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Eola Wine Company is located in downtown Orlando at 430 E. Central Blvd., Orlando.
  • July 7 thru August 8: The Ancient Olive is fighting childhood hunger with olive oil by donating $1 for each bottle of ultra-premium extra virgin olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars, and flavor-infused olive oils sold between July 7 and August 8. The tasting bar for premium extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars is located at 324 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. The Spice & Tea Exchange, located at 309 Park Avenue North, Winter Park, will also donate $1 for each gourmet grinder blend sold. Proceeds from both events will support Share our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger, which includes local beneficiaries Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
  • Throughout the month of July: Orlando-based Hawkers Asian Street Fare is committed to helping end childhood hunger locally and across the country with their Roti for a Cause campaign. Throughout the month of July, guests can enjoy a free round of Hawkers’ signature Malaysian-style flatbread Roti Canai for donating a minimum of $2 to Share Our Strength’s childhood hunger relief programs. Those who donate will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets to Orlando’s Taste of the Nation. Hawkers Asian Street Fare has two locations: 1103 N Mills Ave., Orlando and 1001 Park St., Jacksonville.

With a 26-year legacy of combating childhood hunger locally and across the nation, Orlando’s Taste of the Nation has raised millions in critical funds to support children’s nutrition programs provided by local beneficiaries Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, regional beneficiary Florida Impact, and national beneficiary Share Our Strength.

“Last year, the Coalition served more than 300,000 meals, and Taste of the Nation’s fundraising efforts helped make that possible,” said Brent A. Trotter, president and CEO of Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. “Childhood hunger ends one meal at a time, and that responsibility must be a community effort. Taste of the Nation is a perfect example of our community coming together to help those in need, and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

Orlando’s Taste of the Nation is presented nationally by Citi and Sysco and sponsored nationally by media sponsor Food Network, and in select markets by Emmi Roth USA, OpenTable, and Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc. Special thanks to local sponsors AmeriFactors, Regions Bank, Darden Restaurants, Quality One Wireless, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and Heron Lawn and Pest Control.

ABOUT ORLANDO’S TASTE OF THE NATION® FOR NO KID HUNGRY

Orlando’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry brings together the area’s top chefs who donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in Central Florida. Along with culinary delights, guests have the opportunity to sample select wines, cocktails and premium beers and enjoy silent and live auctions and entertainment. Every dollar raised fights hunger and homelessness in the Central Florida. Local beneficiaries include Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

ABOUT SHARE OUR STRENGTH

Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry. For more information, visit http://www.nokidhungry.org.

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