Taste of the Nation South Florida: Chefs and Locals Feed Hungry Kids
Taste of the Nation, the annual event to end childhood hunger in America took place last night in the grand Americana ballroom at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. It was an evening filled with lots of food, drinks, chefs, and prizes.
All photos by Carla Torres Tower of macaroons
The event was followed by a Chef After Party where chefs and VIP ticket buyers got to rendezvous poolside in the Loews cabanas. Shake Shack, Misha's cupcakes, Bombay Sapphire all provided food and drink -- that is if you could eat or drink any more. The three-hour -- four for VIP ticket holders - event was already enough to leave you in a food coma. Pictures and our picks for best dishes following the jump.
If you had the chance to arrive early, you were one of the lucky people to bid on the silent auction early. We took our chances with about five -- dinner for four at Makoto ($150) being one of them. When else are you going to get the chance to win a deal like that. Of course the thought crossed our mind -- what if we win all five? Starving journalists don't exactly make much dough. Oh well, it's for the kids.
Another thing you got when walking in was a goodie bag and a wine glass, to be refilled as you pleased with champagne, wine, sangria, and Pellegrino's many flavors. We saw lots of people loading up with Pellegrino. Summer in Miami ain't so breezy.
The Federal cooks up crawfish and grits Pubbelly shows off their house mad bacon with ranch tartar sauce and heirloom tomatoes