Monday July 13, 2009
At the 21st Annual SOS, July 30, forty of Miami's finest chefs and top wine and spirit distributors gather under one roof for a spectacular display of new menu items, innovative cocktails and other tasty treats. However, more enticing than the cuisine is the cause, in which 100% of the ticket proceeds go towards programs aimed at developing communities and assisting families to combat hunger.
Miami's Taste of the Nation fundraiser is set for Thursday July 30 and there's a $20 discount on tickets when ordering on-line. Just enter the code VIP20FTL when you checkout.
For the occasion The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne will be offering a special Taste of Nation package to include Deluxe overnight accommodations; 20% off all spa therapies and Complimentary valet parking (Rate is $169). 305-365-4138. VIP champagne reception and sneak preview at 6 p.m., followed by the official kick-off at 7 p.m. Cost for general admission is $100 ($125 at door) per person and $200 ($225 at door) for VIPs. 100% of the ticket proceeds benefit Daily Bread Food Bank, Florida Impact and Florida Introduces Physical Activity & Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY).
As usual, it benefits Share Our Strength, which aims to end childhood hunger. This is the 22nd year for the Miami event, spearheaded once again by Chef Allen Susser of Chef Allen's in Aventura. More than $22 million has been raised in Miami since its inception.
Here are some of the participating restaurants: 1 Bleu, Alta Mar, Andu Restaurant, Area 31, Asia de Cuba, Au Pied De Cochon, Bar Rosso, Blue Door at Delano, Bourbon Steak Miami,
Bulldog Barbecue, China Grill, Fratelli Lyon, Joe's Stone Crab, Lola's on Harrison, Ortanique on the Mile, Prime Italian, The Grill on the Alley, Timo and Wish at The Hotel.
It's an excellent way to sample some great Miami restaurants in one night.
Participating wine and spirits providers include Boisset Family Estates, Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery, Freixenet USA, Hpnotiq, Sagatiba Cachaça and Trinchero Family Estates.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call 1-877-26-TASTE or visit www.shareourstrengthsouthflorida.org.