South Florida foodies can unite to help fight childhood hunger on Friday, May 12, 2017 when South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry returns to Soho Studios in Wynwood. The annual tasting event will feature the area’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists united for a cause: making sure all children in this country get the healthy food they need, every day. Proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. The 2017 event signals its second year in Wynwood, inarguably one of the country’s hottest neighborhoods.
The 29th annual tasting event will take place from 7PM to 10PM, followed by an exclusive after party for VIP ticket holders and Chefs at Wynwood’s own R House from 10PM to midnight.
Led by new Chef Chairman Timon Balloo, South Florida’s food and beverage tastemakers will provide guests with savory samplings, craft cocktails and delectable desserts. The event will be emceed by CBS4’s very own Lisa Petrillo and Y-100 Miami’s on air personality Nick Pena. The benefit will also feature a silent auction with exclusive packages and a Citi lounge area for guests to relax and savor specialty cocktails. New to this year’s festivities will be the first ever Taste of the Nation Speakeasy featuring six of the hottest mixologists in South Florida paired with a select spirit, serving a specialty cocktail of their creation.
The party will continue just down the street at R House where Chef/Owner Rocco Carulli will team up with additional restaurants to treat guests to tasty bites and pours late into the night. Additional news about the after party will be announced at a later date.
General admission tickets are priced at $125 per person. VIP tickets are priced at $175 per person and provide admission to the after party. VIP Plus tickets are priced at $200 per person and provide access to the event one hour before the doors open as well as admission to the after party. After Party admission tickets are priced at $75 per person. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://nokidhungry.org/miami.
Every Kid, Healthy Food, Every Day
One in six children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 1.1 million kids in Florida. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Already, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with 460 million meals.
In 2016, South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to help feed children in need more than 700,000 healthy meals. Local beneficiaries include Florida Impact, FLIPANY and Feeding South Florida.
South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, national sponsors OpenTable and The Glenlivet, and local sponsors Breakthru Beverage, Mike Sipe Entertainment, CBS4, Events on the Loose, iHeartMedia, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, VOSS artesian water from norway, Panache Classic Event & Tent Rentals, Social Thinking, New Times, Shawmut Design & Construction, Williams Sonoma, and Brustman Carrino Public Relations.
The top [confirmed] eateries in South Florida will be represented at the event, including:
4 Rivers Smokehouse
Artisan Beach House
Bar Collins at Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Bazaar Mar by José Andrés
Beaker & Gray
Bird & Bone
Bourbon Steak Miami
Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits
CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
db Bistro Moderne
EDGE Steak & Bar
Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz
Finka Table & Tap
Glass & Vine
Jaya at The Setai
Katsuya South Beach
Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar & Pizzeria
Lure Fishbar, South Beach
Market at EDITION
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
Ono Poke Shop
Ortanique On the Mile
Pao by Paul Qui at Faena Miami Beach
R House Wynwood
Red, the Steakhouse
Scarpetta by Scott Conant
SUGARCANE raw bar grill
TALDE Miami Beach
Temple Street Eatery
The Bazaar by José Andrés
The Café at Books & Books
The Dutch Miami
The Salty Donut
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.