Thursday night I had the privilege of volunteering for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, “the Nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to ending childhood hunger inAmerica”.
“Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Boston is the nation’s largest and finest culinary benefit supporting the effort to end childhood hunger in America. Funds raised are granted to organizations that work to end childhood hunger, both in communities where Taste of the Nation events are held and in other communities across the country. A tasting event featuring over 70 of Boston’s great restaurants, 30 wineries, specialty cocktails, silent auction and live entertainment held at the Hynes Convention Center.”
Delicious is an understatement when describing this event.
It’s no surprise that I like to eat, self and portion control are usually a rarity, and Thursday night was no exception. I left stuffed and with a feeling of accomplishment, though now that I think of it I didn’t feel as though I needed to unbutton my pants so maybe I cheated myself.
My favorite dish was this sandwich from K.O. Prime:
You’d think in the 3 visits up to take a portion I would have asked what exactly was in the sandwich but it was so delicious I didn’t care.
The best desert? This cheesecake from Finale, somehow it melted in your mouth.
Then I tried this Spiced Chi shake from South End Buttery. I still haven’t found the words to describe it, but it is by far the best thing I have ever tasted.
As for the wines, I really liked this Riesling by Flip Flop, plus for every bottle purchased the company donates a pair of flip flops to Soles for Souls and at only $7 a bottle it fits perfectly into my budget!
This Red Wine was amazing, while pouring the vendor mentioned that it’s a red that resembles a white. As you might remember I’m not a huge fan of Red Wine, but this will be the exception!
Other drool worthy bites: