Food festivals and events are a dime a dozen these days, but there’s always been something different about the annual Taste of the Nation celebration, taking place later this month in New York City. The yearly nosh fest features many of the city’s top restaurants and bars serving up all-you-can-eat menu items and drinks for a great cause. All proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s effort to fight childhood hunger in America.
This year’s event is led by restaurateur Danny Meyer, Anissa chef Anita Lo and the Betony team of Eamon Rockey and Bryce Shuman. The host committee includes chefs Eli Sussman (Samesa), Leah Cohen (Pig & Khao), Chris Jaeckle (all’onda) and JJ Johnson (the Cecil).
Think the $250 ticket price is steep? Well, think about the last set-course menu you shelled out for at the latest downtown or Brooklyn hot spot. That’s about what you’d spend at such a restaurant, and here, you get to sample a crazy array of dishes, from the likes of A-listers Aquavit, Cosme and Restaurant Marc Forgione, as well as from highly touted newcomers such as Lilia and Indian Accent. Wash it all down with cocktails from bars including the Dead Rabbit, and you’re looking at one of the best food and drink events in New York City.
New features this year include a rosé garden, a sundae parlor and a donut derby. Be sure to purchase your tickets today, before they sell out! See the full list of this year’s participants below.
Date: Monday, April 25, 2016
Location: 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10286
Time: 7 p.m. for general admission; 6 p.m. for VIP
Admission: $250 for general admission; $400 for VIP
The Beatrice Inn
Black Tree BK
Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at the MoMA
Institute of Culinary Education
Restaurant Marc Forgione
The Meatball Shop
Mile End Shop
Pig & Khao
The Dead Rabbit
The Franklin Bar
Mother of Pearl
The Plaza Hotel
The Up & Up