With nearly 500 attendees at its first event, the Taste of National Harbor charity event returns to Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on June 27 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Set along the banks of the Potomac River at the Washington, D.C. regions only waterfront hotel, proceeds of the event will benefit Children’s National Health System, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMNH) whose main goal is to provide the best possible health care for local kids.
The resort will host the areas local restaurants and brands to showcase the gourmet cuisine visitors can enjoy in National Harbor.
A growing culinary destination, attendees can enjoy a variety of gourmet food samples from the Harbor’s award-winning restaurants paired with domestic wines and craft beers in the hotel’s 19-story glass atrium.
With views of the sun setting over Old Town Alexandria and The Capital Wheel observation wheel, guests can enter-to-win door prizes, watch a “perfect pour” demonstration by Stella Artois and more.
“Children’s National was thrilled with the success of the first Taste of National Harbor event, having raised more than $40,000 for our organization,” said Patricia Jasper-Zellner, Director of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Children’s National. “It is wonderful to see all of these industry leaders come together to support our mission again this year.”
Participating restaurants and brands include AC Lounge, Barefoot Wines, Cadillac Ranch, Country Vinters, Granite City Food and Brewery, McLoone’s Pier House, Nando’s Peri-Peri, National Pastime Sports Bar and Grill, New Columbia Distillers, Old Hickory Steakhouse, PEEPS and Company, Pienza Marketplace, The Cocoa Bean, The Sunset Room by Wolfgang Puck, The Walrus Oyster and Ale House and more.
The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals also will announce their new “Champion” ambassador for 2015 during the event. Champions are children selected to share their stories throughout the year in their state, illustrating why children’s hospitals need local charitable support.
The Taste of National Harbor charity event costs $45* per person for pre-purchased tickets and $50* per person the day of the event with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.