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Taste of the Nation


May 1, 2013
05:00 PM until 09:00 PM


Sushi offerings from Mint Bistro at the 2012 event. Mint will be returning for 2013. Photo by Susan Laughlin.

This year's benefit has a celebrity bonus - special guest Food Network and Cooking Channel star and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Melissa d'Arabian will be at the event.

The popular and successful Share Our Strength benefits raise funds to help end childhood hunger across the nation. These tasting events are held throughout the year all over the country. If you miss the Manchester event on May 1, a second benefit will be held this summer in Portsmouth on June 26.

This year attendees will enjoy fine cuisine from more than 50 of New Hampshire’s top chefs paired with premium wines from 30 vineyards courtesy of Martignetti Companies. This premier culinary event also features mixologists, beer, specialty cocktails, entertainment from the Laconia Region Big Band, a raffle for a ring from Jonathan’s Jewelers and a large silent auction.

100 percent of the events proceeds go towards Share Our Strength's efforts to end childhood hunger.

Just to give you a quick taste, here are a few of the participating restaurants. Click here for the entire list, including vineyards.

  • The Hanover Street Chophouse
  • The Bedford Village Inn
  • 11Eleven Bistro
  • The Michael Timothy’s Dining Group (MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar, Buckley’s Great Steaks, Surf and Surf Sushi)
  • The Copper Door
  • Cotton
  • Tek-Nique
  • Poppers Restaurant at the Mill
  • The Tuscan Kitchen

VIP tickets are $100 with entrance at 5 p.m.
General admission is $75 with entrance at 6 p.m.

Click here to purchase tickets or for more information.

New Hampshire Magazine is a proud sponsor of this event.


$100 VIP and $75 general admission


View map Radisson Hotel
700 Elm St.
Manchester, NH

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