Monday, June 20, 2011

Restaurant Line-up for Tonight's Taste of the Nation

Every year, the city’s restaurant industry comes together for one cause or another, helping charitable organizations through donations of time, effort and of course food. One of the most notable events of the season is just a week away when Philly’s top restaurants will participate in Taste of the Nation tonight, Monday, June 20, at the Loews Hotel.

This year, the line up of popular Philadelphia restaurants will be complimented by a new mixology program developed by Phoebe Emson. Here's the full list of partricipating restaurants, each bringing a taste of what it does best.

10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert, A Cupcake Wonderland, ABCD - The Espresso Authority, Bar Ferdinand, Blackfish, Capogiro, City Tavern, Cochon, Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, DiBruno Brothers, Fish, Fond, Funky Lil Kitchen, Han Dynasty, Khyber Pass Pub, Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, LoveBar Chocolate, Mad Batter Bakery, Marigold Kitchen, Max Brenner, McCrossen's Tavern, Meme, Modo Mio, Mugshots, Oyster House, Ristorante Panorama, River & Glen, Sole Food Restaurant, South Philadelphia Tap Room, Square 1682, Tashan, The Capital Grille, The Penn Jersey Metro Chefs Association Chapter of the American Culinary Federation, Trio Restaurant, V's Cupcakery, Valanni, Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar.

During the spring and summer months, Taste of the Nation will hold over 40 events in the United States and Canada, raising awareness and funds to end childhood hunger through a national initiative to end childhood hunger entirely by 2015.

Tickets to Taste of the Nation are still available for advance purchase.

General Admission: 6:30 – 9:30pm $85 in advance / $95 at the door.
VIP Admission: 5:30 – 9:30pm $135 in advance / $145 at the door.

100% of the ticket sales will go to benefit organizations working towards the cause, locally including Philabundance, The Food Trust, The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger and The Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center.

For more information, visit the Taste of the Nation website.

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