Taste Of The Nation Philadelphia Returns With A Feel-Good Culinary Event At Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Sunday, May 3; Get 10% Off Tickets!

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Taste of the Nation, a fundraiser that combats childhood hunger, returns to the Loews Philadelphia Hotel with samplings from local restaurants, a silent auction and more, May 3. (Image courtesy Taste of the Nation)

Eat, drink, and know that you’re not the only one going home with a full belly on Sunday, May 3 at the annual Philadelphia Taste of the Nation event, this year hosted at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Benefitting The Food Trust, The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger and The Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center, Taste of the Nation is the preeminent regional gala fighting childhood hunger via Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

Sample small plates, desserts, wine, beer and cocktails from more than 50 food and drink vendors/chefs/mixologists over the course of three hours and bid on the silent auction for amazing items.

This year’s stellar lineup of participating restaurants includes such notables as Fork, Farm and the Fisherman, Volvér, Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, Vernick, Vedge, and many others.

General admission tickets cost $95 — not bad for a smorgasbord of the city’s best eating, and 100 percent of which go to charity.

For the sum of $145, visitors can secure a VIP ticket, which guarantees an earlier entry (at 5 p.m.) for first-dibs access to the goods and more.

Right now, though, buy tickets online, and include UWISHUNU at checkout for an exclusive 10-percent discount!

Can’t wait until May 3 to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry? For the first time, Philadelphia Chefs Behind Bars happy hours will join Taste of the Nation to support No Kid Hungry efforts in Philadelphia.

On Monday, April 20 at Charlie was a sinner. and Monday, April 27 at Jerry’s Bar, Philly chefs will trade in their aprons for cocktail shakers in the name of ending childhood hunger.

At the inaugural Chefs Behind Bars on April 20, host chef Ted Manko and general manager Pete Venuto of Charlie was a sinner. will be joined by chef Jennifer Carroll of Top Chef fame.

For a $15 donation at the door, guests will be rewarded with “The Good Behavior,” a special drink created with Philadelphia Distilling Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds for the Chefs Behind Bars events support No Kid Hungry, thanks to generous support from local sponsors Charlie was a sinner., Jerry’s Bar and Bluecoat Barrel Aged Gin.

At the second Chefs Behind Bars on April 27, chefs Jason Cichonski (of Ela and The Gaslight) and Scott Schroeder (of American Sardine Bar and South Philadelphia Tap Room) will face off behind the bar. Guests’ $15 donation at the door gets one of two signature cocktails, and all proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry.

Remember, Taste of the Nation Philadelphia has raised nearly $50,000 for quality meals for children in need, so be sure to come out and support this great cause.

Taste of the Nation Philadelphia 2015

When: Sunday, May 3, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (5 p.m. for VIP ticket holders)
Where: Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street
Cost: $95; VIP $145

Chefs Behind Bars Philadelphia

When: Monday, April 20 and Monday, April 27, 5-8 p.m.
Where: April 20, Charlie was a sinner., 131 S. 13th Street; April 27, Jerry’s Bar, 129 W. Laurel Street
Cost: $15 donation, includes one drink
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