Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry. Each spring and summer, the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at nearly 40 events across the United States and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger.One hundred percent of ticket sales from all Taste of the Nation events go to more than 100 of the country's most effective and strategic anti-hunger organizations.On April 20 Manchester will host a Taste of the Nation event at the Radisson Hotel Center of New Hampshire. The day maybe a month away, but tickets are on sale now and typically sell out well in advance.The list of participating restaurants, beer vendors and vineyards is long, but here are a few restaurants to whet your appetite:900 Degrees
Butter's Fine Food and Wine
The Bedford Village Inn
The Common Man Family of Restaurants
Firely American Bistro and Bar
Fratello's Ristorante Italiano
Hanover Street Chophouse
Jacques Fine European Pastries
O Steaks and Seafood
Pesce Italian Kitchen
Stella Blue American TapasTo see the full list click here.Where and When5 p.m. VIP/6 p.m. General Admission
700 Elm St.
ManchesterTicketsVIP Tickets: $100
VIP admission includes an opportunity to preview the vendors for one our prior to general admission.
General Admission Tickets: $65
Manchester Diamond Raffle Tickets: $20
Pre-purchase your chance to win a .62 carat ideal-cut diamond, valued at over $4,000 donated by Jonathan's Jewelry. Receive a "diamond" upon entering the event and wait to learn if you're the lucky owner of the real stone, or a lovely cubic zirconium. The winner will additionally receive a $100 gift certificate toward setting the stone.Click here for tickets.
This article appears in the March 2011 issue of New Hampshire Magazine