Longtime Taste of the Nation Washington DC supporter Urbana Restaurant will be hosting a night to remember benefiting Taste of the Nation Washington DC. Join four chefs from DC-area Kimpton restaurants, including new chefs at Urbana and Zentan, for an intimate, 4 course dinner that brings together a bounty of local produce and seasonal ingredients. The diverse team of chefs are united by a commitment to seasonal ingredients that celebrate local farms and purveyors, as well as a stalwart commitment to the Taste of the Nation mission. The night will begin with a cocktail hour featuring a signature creation from Urbana head bartender Obi Emenyonu.Each course will be perfectly paired with award-winning artisanal wines selected by BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier Sommelier Matthew Carroll.
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cocktail hour
Participating Chefs: Host Chef: Ethan McKee, Urbana
Dennis Marron, Poste
Jennifer Nguyen, Zentan
Todd Wiss, Firefly
Sommelier: Matthew Carroll, Brabo
One hundred percent of ticket proceeds from Taste of the Nation will go to Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America thanks to generous support from National Presenting Sponsor Sysco and national sponsors American Express and Food Network.
More than 16 million children in America struggle with hunger. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $82.5 million in the fight against childhood hunger, including more than $1.8 million from Taste of the Nation Washington, DC events. Local beneficiaries are Capital Area Food Bank, DC Hunger Solutions and Mary’s Center. Additionally, funds raised through Taste of the Nation have helped support the Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in the Nation’s Capital, the first of 11 state- and city-based partnerships to end childhood hunger across the country.
“Ending poverty is complex but feeding a child is not,” said Bill Shore, Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength. “With all the participants in Taste of the Nation sharing their strengths, we are able to create more resources to help children in the nation’s capital and across America get the nutritious food they need to live healthy, active lives.”