If you were lucky enough to attend Taste of the Nation at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on June 20, then you know what a great event it was, especially since proceeds went to Share Our Strength, a wonderful nonprofit fighting childhood hunger. The caliber of chefs, mixologists and restaurants represented was outstanding, and the food was top-notch. Guests had a fun time walking from table to table (about 40 total), sampling food, bidding on fantastic auction items, and just enjoying the energy of the night.
A few Main Line-area chefs were present, including the team from Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar in Bryn Mawr. Chef Nick Farina’s table was buzzing with guests all night long. Funky Lil’ Kitchen’s Michael Falcone also had a table, serving up a beautiful strawberry soup that was so fresh and summery. You can always count on Falcone to create a dish that’s practically straight from the farmers’ market.
What were your favorite dishes? If you didn’t get the opportunity to attend, please go next year. You will have a ball.