Orlando’s Most Amazing Taste of the Nation Event

Orlando's Taste of the Nation

 

It’s time once again for the amazing Annual Orlando Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry. This event is every foodies dream. 44 awesome restaurants from around Orlando will be participating this year. They will be cooking up for a great cause to end childhood hunger in Central Florida. Guest will be able to sample signature dishes, cocktails, premium beers and wines. I have been lucky enough to dine at some of these fabulous restaurants in the area and this is a great way to sample the culinary delights of the best restaurants that Orlando has to offer. The best part is helping those in need for one of my favorite charities!

 

Fun During the Event

Guests will enjoy a fully automated mobile silent auction featuring signed memorabilia, stays at upscale hotels, dining experiences, rounds of golf on area courses, and exotic adventures and getaways.

The event’s popular Instant Wine Cellar game returns offering participants a chance to win more than 150 bottles of wine valued at more than $2,500. There are only 250 chances to win this exquisite wine cellar. Each key is a $25 donation.

New to this year’s event is The Giving Tree, a towering tree that will give participants an opportunity to win a taste of Orlando’s most popular restaurants. For a $50 donation, participants are invited to choose a hanging envelope from the tree; each hanging envelope contains a restaurant gift card ranging from $50 to $200 in value.

Every dollar raised fights hunger and homelessness in the Central Florida. Local beneficiaries include Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

 

Event Details:
Orlando’s Taste of the Nation
When: Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 6:45pm – 10pm.
Where: Orlando World Center Marriot – 8701 World Center Dr., Orlando.
Tickets: $150 each and can be purchased at http://ce.strength.org/orlando
Attire: Cocktail/Semi-Formal.

Participating Restaurants

4Rivers Smokehouse and The Coop
A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek
Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort
B Resort and Spa and American Q
B.B. King’s Blues Club
Black Fire Bull
Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
Cafe Tu Tu Tango
Cala Bella Restaurant at Rosen Shingle Creek
Capa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando
The Capital Grille Orlando & Millenia
Cress Restaurant
Cuba Libre
Dragonfly Robata Sushi & Grill
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop
Empress Sissi Cake & Pastry Specialties
Fresh Point
Fulton’s Crab House, Downtown Disney
Highball and Harvest at Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Itta Bena
JJ’s Grille
JW Marriott
K Restaurant and Wine Bar
Lafayette’s Music Room
Marlow’s Tavern
MOOR at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Palms Resort
Opa Orlando
Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside
Orlando World Center Marriott
Red Wing Restaurant
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Seasons 52 Fresh Grill
SeaWorld Orlando
Second Harvest Food Bank – Culinary Training Program
Soco Thornton Park
Symphony Pastries
Tapa Toro Tapas Bar
Three2OH Ice Cream
TR Fire Grill
Universal Orlando ResortUrban Tide Hyatt RegencyThe Whiskey
Yak & Yeti Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Newcomers include Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort, Black Fire Bull, MOOR and Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Palms Resort, Highball and Harvest at Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Itta Bena, Lafayette’s Music Room, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar, TR Fire Grill, The Whiskey, Urban Tide Hyatt Regency, and Yak & Yeti at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

ABOUT ORLANDO’S TASTE OF THE NATION® FOR NO KID HUNGRY

Orlando’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry brings together the area’s top chefs who donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in Central Florida. Along with culinary delights, guests have the opportunity to sample select wines, cocktails and premium beers and enjoy silent and live auctions and entertainment. Every dollar raised fights hunger and homelessness in the Central Florida. Local beneficiaries include Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

For more information and tickets at http://ce.strength.org/orlando

Childhood Hunger is a solvable problem

 

 

Orlando’s Taste of the Nation is also serving up four tasty starter events.

Pre-Taste Events:

Orlando’s Taste of the Nations pre-Taste events are a great way for the community to give back, even if they can’t make the event August 8th. Easy to do, easy to attend events, they offer a way for you and our Central Florida neighbors to easily get involved, and make an impact on childhood hunger in our community! We hope you can join us for some of them. Check out the lineup for this year below:

Eola Wine Company Wine Wednesdays:

Starting July 1st, the Downtown Orlando Eola Win Company will raise a glass to end hunger with a weekly series of wine tastings leading up to Orlando’s Taste of the Nation. Every Wednesday from 6-8pm, for a $15 donation you can enjoy unlimited wine tastings for a great cause.

World of Beer:

July 23rd at the Dr. Phillips World of Beer, and July 30th at the Downtown Orlando World of Beer, $1 of each pint sold between 4pm and closing will go directly to Orlando’s Taste of the Nation.

The Ancient Olive:

Starting July 7th and running until August 8th’s Orlando’s Taste of the Nation’s event, The Ancient Olive in Winter Park is fighting childhood hunger by donating $1 for each bottle of ultra-premium extra virgin olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars, and flavor-infused olive oils.

Hawkers Asian Street Fare Roti for a Cause campaign:

Throughout the month of July, receive a free order of Hawkers’ signature Malaysian-style flatbread Roti Canai for a donation of $2 or more. Directly benefits Orlando’s Taste of the Nation effort to end childhood hunger in Central Florida.

 

I hope all of you in the Central Florida area will come out and join me for a great cause! I will be sharing photos during the event. You can follow along with me via twitter and instagram. You can also follow the official twitter account of the event @OrlandoTaste. I will be using the hashtag #OrlTaste.

For more information and tickets at http://ce.strength.org/orlando

 

 

Ashley
About Ashley

Ashley is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. She is a passionate foodie and loves sharing her affinity for cuisine through her writing. She vows that nothing brings people together like a wonderful meal and great conversation. She enjoys cooking, fine dining, photography and traveling. She is also a co-host on Designed by Magic a podcast on 407 the PARX.

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