Hi everyone, I’m Becky and I have been a member of this year’s Taste of the Nation committee and I am really excited to announce that nearly 60 restaurants, beer, and wine distributors from across New Hampshire are taking part in this year’s Taste of the Nation Manchester benefit event Wednesday, April 16 from 6-9 p.m. at the Center of New Hampshire and we hope you will, too! A special VIP reception will begin at 5 p.m.
Taste of the Nation, now in its 26th year, has been a long-standing tradition here in the Queen City, helping to raise critical funds that support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in New Hampshire and across the nation.
This annual event has raised more than $800,000 since Taste of the Nation began in 1988. That translates to more than 42,000 New Hampshire children who have benefitted through organizations like the New Hampshire Food Bank, NH Kids Count, New Hampshire Farm to School Program and the Manchester Boys and Girls Club.
If that’s not reason enough, you won’t want to miss your chance to indulge in some of the best food around featuring these downtown favorites:
- 900 Degrees
- Baked Downtown Café & Bakery
- Firefly Bistro & Bar
- Edible Arrangements
- Fratello’s Italian Grille
- Gauchos Brazilian Steak House
- Hanover Street Chophouse
- Hooked Seafood
- Ignite Bar and Grille
- Jade Dragon
- Java Tree/Mill City Roasting
- JD’s Tavern
- Milly’s Tavern
- Mint Bistro
- N’awlins Grille
- Queen City Cupcakes
- Red Arrow 24 Hour Diner
- Tidewater Catering
- Wild Rover Pub
- World Sports Grille
- XO on Elm
Beer, wine and spirits will also be provided by Southern Wine & Spirits, Horizon Beverage, M.S. Walker, Pine State Trading Co., Perfecta Wine Company, Milly’s Tavern, Bellevance Distributors, and the Boston Beer Co.
In addition to fabulous food and drinks, Taste of the Nation Manchester features a silent auction with premiere items including a pair of platinum-set ¾ carat total weight diamond stud earrings (valued at $2,500) from Jonathan’s Jewelers, and an African Safari package. Additional auction highlights include restaurant dining packages, hotel packages, sports memorabilia, sporting event tickets, a wine filled refrigerator, spa packages and more.
We would also like to thank our very generous local sponsors including Anagnost Companies; Regency Mortgage Corporation; Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center; The Elliot Hospital; Granite State Investors; Jonathan’s Jewelers; Burl’s Tree Service; Centrix Bank; Catholic Medical Center; The Courville Communities; Curbstone Financial; Dr. Thomas Borbotsina, DDS; Dartmouth Hitchcock; The Gove Group; Granite State Fruit Company; Guaranteed Rate; Village at Mine Falls; Allegra Marketing Print Mail; Montagne Communications; New Hampshire Magazine and NHBR; WMLL 96.5 & WZID 95.7; WNNH Frank FM 99.1 and WJYY 105.5.
To get your tickets, please visit www.tasteofthenation.org/manchester. Tickets are $65 for general admission and $100 for VIP admission. For a limited time only, use promo code TASTEMANCHESTER14 for $15 off each general admission or VIP ticket purchased.
Taste of the Nation Manchester is nationally sponsored by American Express, Sysco, and Food Network.
This blog post was written by Becky Brown, Taste of the Nation Committee Member.
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