Taste of the Nation

~SHARE OUR STRENGTH'S TASTE OF THE NATION SAN FRANCISCO~ is returning to Acme Chophouse this April. It’s the 20th anniversary of Share Our Strength, one of the nation's premiere anti-hunger charities.

It’s quite the line-up, goodness. I went last year and couldn’t believe how many chefs were there. The chefs for this year’s sit-down multi-course dinner include SF’s own Traci Des Jardins (Acme Chophouse, Jardinière, Mijita), Michael Symon (Cleveland's Lola, Lolita), Chris Cosentino (Incanto), and Gavin Kaysen (NYC's Café Boulud)—yup, Traci des Jardins has gathered her former competitors from The Next Iron Chef!

Preparing the dessert course again this year is Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake and Orson. Host chef Thom Fox has graciously opened the doors to his Acme Chophouse kitchen again, and Tyler Florence returns as Master of Ceremonies.

Kicking off the event will be a hors d'oeuvres reception featuring an array of the Bay Area's best chefs & restaurants:
- Nate Appleman, A16/SPQR
- Stuart Brioza, Rubicon
- Paul Arenstam, Americano at the Hotel Vitale
- Jamie Lauren, Absinthe
- Michael Miller, Trevese
- Mark Sullivan, Spruce
- Jason Tallent, Globe
- Scott Youkilis, Maverick

Also, just added to this event is a wine program led by some of the country's most illustrious sommeliers:
- Eugenio Jardim (Jardiniere)
- Christie Dufault (Quince)
- Paul Einbund (Coi)
- Shelley Lindgren (A16/SPQR),
- John Mark (Citizen Cake)
- Larry Stone (Rubicon Estate)

Emcees: Tyler Florence and Scott Feldman

Bid on unmatched food wine experiences in exciting silent and live auctions.

Best of all, fight hunger in San Francisco and throughout the US with your generous contribution. 100% of your ticket purchase goes directly to Share Our Strength. Space is limited, so buy your ticket today! Share Our Strength is one of the nation's leading organizations working to end childhood hunger in America.

Taste of the Nation
Sun., April 6, 2008

Acme Chophouse
24 Willie Mays Plaza
at AT&T Park
San Francisco, CA


6:30pm hors d'oeuvres
7:30pm dinner

$250 general admission

$300 VIP (includes exclusive chefs meet & greet reception and early entrance)