Foodies With Benefits

What You’ll Be Eating and Drinking at Taste of the Nation, If You Buy a Ticket Now

Taste of the Nation, the annual benefit for childhood hunger that a bevy of S.F. chefs participate in, happens on Thursday, April 7, at The Bently Reserve (301 Battery Street). One in four kids in this country don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and your $95 ticket price will feed a child in need for six months; if you spring for a $165 VIP ticket, you get access to a special VIP array of food and drink for an hour, and you’ll feed a hungry child for a year. (Buy tickets here, through noon on Thursday.) Below, we bring you the full list of food and beverages you’ll be consuming for a good cause, including a couple of dish highlights.

Taste of the Nation S.F.
When: April 7, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., VIP reception at 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Bently Reserve, 301 Battery Street
Price: $95 general admission, $165 VIP, $500 Executive Level with after-party. Purchase here.

Proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength and local organizations helping to end childhood hunger: Food Runners, Children of Shelters, and Fresh Approach.

The Restaurants

1. A16
2. Absinthe
3. Atelier Crenn*
4. Baker & Banker
5. Bar Bambino
6. Bar Crudo
7. Bar Tartine
8. Beretta - “Crostini of Sardines en saor”: Crostini with fennel puree, pickled vegetables & Monterey Bay Sardines
9. Bourbon Steak* - “Beef n’ Broccoli”: 72 Hour Short Rib, Gailan Broccoli, Brown Butter Potato, Soy Glaze, Micro Broccoli
10. Cafe des Amis
11. California Caviar Company*
12. Chotto
13. Fifth Floor
14. Il Cane Rosso*
15. Gitane
16. Incanto - Ciccioli spaghettini, fra diavolo
17. Grand Cafe
18. Meritage at the Claremont Hotel
19. Michael Mina
20. Osteria Coppa
21. Perbacco
22. Plate Shop*
23. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
24. RN74
25. Spruce - Chantenay carrot soup, turmeric dates, Spanish almonds
26. Starbelly
27. The Village Pub
28. Ubuntu
29. Wexler’s

1. Absinthe
2. Boulevard
3. Michael Mina
4. Murray Circle*
5. Orson*
6. Tell Tale Preserve Co.
7. The Restaurant at Meadowood

1. 15 Romolo
2. Alembic
3. Blagden Wines (Catherine Blagden)*
4. Cahill (Doug Cahill)
5. Campo de Encanto Pisco
6. Campovida / Magnanimus Wines
7. Chronicle Wines (Mike Hengehold)*
8. Coastview & Le Petit Paysan (Ian Brand)
9. Demuth Kemos (Eric Demuth, Peter Kemos)*
10. Duende (Jake Hawkes)
11. Eight Arms (Iain Bolton)
12. FAIR. Quinoa Vodka
13. Fifth Floor
14. Grgich Hills
15. H.M.S. Cocktails*
16. Hall Wines
17. Hog & Rocks
18. James Judd & Cellar Full of Noise (James Judd)
19. Joseph Phelps Winery
20. Keefer (Craig Strehlow)
21. Markris (Mark Bright)*
22. Mercury (Brad Beard)
23. Mighty Leaf Tea
24. Perfect Puree of Napa
25. Prophet (Jim Anderer, Joe Teac Mor)*
26. Rye & Rye on the Road
27. San Pellegrino Water
28. Suntory Whiskey
29. Tallulah (Mike Drash)
30. The Smuggler’s Cove*
31. Thirsty Bear Brewing Company
32. Tres Agaves Tequila
33. Tudor Wines (Dan Tudor)
34. VeeV Acai Liqueur
35. Verge Wine Cellar
36. Wait Cellars (Bob Wait)
37. Zero Zero

*VIP only

Special guests, Leslie Sbrocco of Thirsty Girl and KQED’s Check Please along with Ziggy Eschilman of The Wine Gal on KRSH radio will join the crowd at the VIP reception.

What You’ll Be Eating and Drinking at Taste of the Nation, If You Buy a