Fight childhood hunger by attending Share Our Strength’s ~TASTE OF THE NATION SAN FRANCISCO~ event, coming up on Thursday April 7th at The Bently Reserve with over 30 top SF restaurants participating, including honorary chef co-chairs Chris Cosentino (Incanto) and Traci Des Jardins (Jardinière). All proceeds go to local efforts to eliminate childhood hunger (Food Runners, Children of Shelters, Fresh Approach), so eat, drink, and do good.
The list of exceptional restaurants donating their time and talents is hefty. On the savory side: A16, Absinthe, Atelier Crenn, Baker & Banker, Bar Bambino, Bar Crudo, Bar Tartine, Beretta, BOURBON STEAK, Café des Amis, California Caviar Company, Chotto, Fifth Floor, Il Cane Rosso, Gitane, Incanto, Grand Café, Meritage at the Claremont Hotel, MICHAEL MINA, Osteria Coppa, Perbacco, Plate Shop, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, RN74, Spruce, Starbelly, The Village Pub, Ubuntu, Wexler’s. And on the sweet side: Boulevard, MICHAEL MINA, Murray Circle, Orson, Tell Tale Preserve Co., and The Restaurant at Meadowood.
If that list is leaving you thirsty, here are the wineries and bartenders providing the evening’s sips: 15 Romolo, Alembic, Blagden Wines (Catherine Blagden), Cahill (Doug Cahill), Campo de Encanto Pisco, Campovida/Magnanimus Wines, Chronicle Wines (Mike Hengehold), Coastview & Le Petit Paysan (Ian Brand), Demuth Kemos (Eric Demuth, Peter Kemos), Duende (Jake Hawkes), Eight Arms (Iain Bolton), FAIR. Quinoa Vodka, Fifth Floor, Grgich Hills, H.M.S. Cocktails, Hall Wines, Hog & Rocks, James Judd & Cellar Full of Noise (James Judd), Joseph Phelps Winery, Keefer (Craig Strehlow), Markris (Mark Bright), Mercury (Brad Beard), Mighty Leaf Tea, Perfect Puree of Napa, Prophet (Jim Anderer, Joe Teac Mor), Rye and Rye on the Road, San Pellegrino Water, Suntory Whiskey, Tallulah (Mike Drash), The Smuggler’s Cove, Thirsty Bear Brewing Co., Tres Agaves Tequila, Tudor Wines (Dan Tudor), VeeV Açai Liqueur, Verge Wine Cellar, Wait Cellars (Bob Wait), and Zero Zero.
Plus meet special guests Leslie Sbrocco of Thirsty Girl and KQED’s Check Please and Ziggy, The Wine Gal of KRSH radio at the VIP reception.
Tickets are $95 for general admission, $165 for VIP access (5:30pm), and $500 for Executive access. Tablehopper readers, get $10 off your general or VIP tickets with code TABLEHOP2011.
Every dollar of ticket sales from Taste of the Nation San Francisco will go towards Share Our Strength’s local No Kid Hungry™ campaigns designed to ensure that at-risk children and their families have reliable access to enough nutritious food to thrive. Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, works to end childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives.
Thursday Apr 7, 2011
6:30pm–9:30pm; VIP reception at 5:30pm
General $95; VIP $165; Executive $500; use code TABLEHOP2011 for $10 off General or VIP
The Bently Reserve
301 Battery St. at Sacramento, San Francisco