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Taste of the Nation Announces 2014 Gala Lineup

By Danya Henninger
March 17, 2014

Taste of the Nation is growing. This year’s gala event features more than 40 restaurants - including one that hasn’t even opened yet - plus 10 mixologists and even a handful of food trucks.

The annual fundraiser for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is set for Sunday, April 27. It will overflow from the main Hotel Monaco ballroom and take over a second room downstairs, with tasting tables set up throughout.

Chef Townsend Wentz will be serving food from Townsend, the French-Italian restaurant he’s opening on East Passyunk this spring. (That space is coming along nicely, by the way, with a brand new bar and new front windows that open onto the street.)

Also on board for the evening of tasting are high-end gems like Serpico, Avance, Fond and Vernick, as well as favorites like South Philadelphia Tap Room, Brauhaus Schmitz and Shake Shack. Check out the still-growing participant list below.

Tickets run $95 for the 6-8 PM event, available here. Spring for the $145 VIP and get in an hour early, plus gain access to the after party with all the chefs.

The No Kid Hungry campaign benefits local organizations that work to feed children in need. In 2013 Taste of the Nation funds went to Philabundance, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, The Food Trust, and the Pennsylvania Hunger Action Committee. This evening is a chance to eat well while helping other eat well.

Amada
Alla Spina
The Avenue Delicatessen
Avance
Bar Ferdinand
Bistrot La Minette
Brauhaus Schmitz
Buddakan
Charcoal
Creekstone Farms
Devil's Den
Fond
Jerry's Bar
Lacroix
MilkBoy
Paradiso
Red Owl Tavern
Serpico
Serrano
Shake Shack
South Philadelphia Tap Room
Square 1682
Taco Mondo
Townsend
The Twisted Tail
Vernick Food & Drink

Places Mentioned

Avance

New American • Rittenhouse Square

Food- Decor- Service- CostVE
 
 
 
Alla Spina

Italian • Spring Garden

Food25 Decor25 Service22 Cost$28
 
 
 
Amada

Spanish • Old City

Food28 Decor25 Service25 Cost$53
 
 
 
Bar Ferdinand

Spanish • Northern Liberties

Food24 Decor23 Service22 Cost$38
 
 
 
Bistrot La Minette

French • Queen Village

Food26 Decor23 Service25 Cost$52
 
 
 
Brauhaus Schmitz

German • Bella Vista

Food22 Decor22 Service21 Cost$31
 
 
 
Buddakan

Asian • Old City

Food27 Decor27 Service25 Cost$57
 
 
 
Fond

American • Passyunk Square

Food28 Decor20 Service27 Cost$49
 
 
 
Devil's Den

American • Passyunk Square

Food22 Decor21 Service21 Cost$23
 
 
 
Shake Shack

American • Rittenhouse Square

Food- Decor- Service- CostI
 
 
 
The Twisted Tail

Society Hill

Food23 Decor22 Service23 Cost$31
 
 
 
Vernick Food & Drink

American • Rittenhouse Square

Food- Decor- Service- CostE
 
 
 
Square 1682

American • Rittenhouse Square

Food22 Decor24 Service20 Cost$49
 
 
 
Lacroix Restaurant

Eclectic • Rittenhouse Square

Food27 Decor27 Service28 Cost$77
 
 
 
Jerry's Bar

Bar • Northern Liberties

Atmo.- Decor- Service- CostVE
 
 
 
 
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