Share Our Strength’s 23rd Annual Taste of the Nation® Orlando

Share Our Strength’s 23rd Annual Taste of the Nation® Orlando

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WHY: This premier culinary event features unique and succulent specialties from 30 of Central Florida’s finest restaurants and chefs, a fabulous silent and live auction, and entertainment. EVERY DOLLAR raised fights hunger and homelessness in our community and around the world.

LOCAL BENEFICIARIES: Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 2012
6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

WHERE: Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

TICKETS: VIP Tickets: 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm, $150 each
On Wednesday, August 15 there is a one day promotion where you get $25 off a VIP ticket with the code ONEDAY

Includes access to the exquisite appetizers, entrees and desserts from over 30 of Central Florida’s leading restaurants, along with wine, coffee and beer.

FOLLOW: Website: http://tasteofthenation.org/orlando
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OrlandoTaste
Twitter: @OrlandoTaste #orltaste

CONTACT: Andrea Patenaude, 407.514.5469 or ap6433@att.com

ATTIRE: Cocktail/Semi-Formal

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Darden Restaurants

MAJOR LOCAL SPONSORS:
Walt Disney World, Regions Bank, Creekstone Farms, Cadillac, Whole Foods Market, Randy E. Schimmelpfennig of Morgan & Morgan, Hilton Grand Vacations, Orlando World Center Marriott, JetBlue, Progressive Communications, Neiman Marcus, WFTV Channel 9, MIX 105.1, 1059 Sunny FM

100% OF TICKET SALES HELP ENSURE NO KID IN AMERICA GROWS UP HUNGRY!

 

2012 MENU PREVIEW

Bahama Breeze

B.B. King’s Blues Club

Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine

CHICKEN ADANA

Hand Chopped Chicken Seasoned and Grilled

The Capital Grille

Christner’s Del Frisco’s

CRAVE

Creekstone Farms

Cress

FRESH FLORIDA SEAFOOD CEVICHE

Cilantro & Mint Chimichurri, Local Pork Chicharon

LOW AND SLOW PULLED CREEKSTONE FARMS PRIME BRISKET

Smoked Onion Infused House-Made Crème Frâiche, Lentil Crisp

 OPEN-FACED ROASTED LOCAL VEGETABLE BISTEEYA

Caramelized Shallot & Blackberry “Mornay”, Peppercorn & Parmeggiano Shortbread

Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine & Events

CUISINIERS TAQUERIA

Slow Roasted Pork, Salsa Verde, Black Bean Moustarda

Beef Brisket, Asian BBQ, Pickled Cabbage

Blackened Shrimp, Sweet Chili Aioli, Pickled Celery, Roasted Corn

 Dine With Shamu at SeaWorld Orlando

 Emeril’s Tchoup Chop

Char Siu Short Ribs in Chinese Bao with Kim Chi Style Slaw

 Empress Sissi

FreshPoint

Fulton’s Crab House

Hilton International Drive: Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops

Cold Water Lobster Tail

Heirloom Tomato Tar Tar

Smoked Morel

Green Harissa Aioli

Journey’s Catering

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

Jagerwurst, Sweet Corn “Fluff,” Black Eyed Pea Kettle Corn, Apple-Bacon Jam, Popcorn Shoots

K Restaurant and Wine Bar

Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Fried Rosemary Waffle, Bacon Chutney, Blueberry Marmalade

Bacon Rilettes, Crostini

Pan Seared Scallop, Heirloom Tomato, Peach, Watermelon Gazpacho

LongHorn Steakhouse

Nestle Professional

Olde Hearth Bread Company

Orlando World Center Marriott

Portobello 

Red Wing Restaurant

Elk Stroganoff over Homemade Spatzle

Rosen Shingle Creek: A Land Remembered Steakhouse

Rock Shrimp Texas Caviar

BBQ Spiced Filet

Honey Bourbon Sweet Potato, Pickled Vegetables

Fried Corn Bread

 Chocolate Crème Brulee

Fruit Coulis & Fresh Berries

Rosen Shingle Creek: Cala Bella

Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Tuscan Roasted Vegetables, Parmesan Crisp

Lobster Risotto, Micro Basil

Royal Plaza

Chef Jean-Louis’ Famous Bananas Foster

 Roy’s

Ahi Tuna Poke & Grilled Szechuan Spiced Pork Ribs

Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

South African Butter Chicken Curry, Cumin and Cardamom Infused Basmati Rice, Minted Cucumber Raita, and Cracked Black Pepper Papadum

Sushi Pop

PORK TACOS

Cinnamon and Star Anise Braised Pork, Avocado Puree, Greens & Cilantro Sprouts, Hoisin BBQ Sauce

BUBBLE GUM SORBET

Sorbet Liquid Nitrogen Style with Pop Rocks, Whipped Cream

Taverno Opa

Roasted Lamb with Lemon Potatoes and Side of Tzatziki

Baklava – Walnuts, Cinnamon, Cloves and Honey

Three2OH Ice Cream 

 Timpano Italian Chophouse

Universal Orlando Resort

Creekstone Farms Short Ribs, Wild Mushroom Risotto

Asian-inspired Duck

Chocolate Banana Torte, Mascarpone Cream

Uno Chicago Grille

Whole Foods Market

Indulge in an Assortment of Specialty Items, including Cheeses, Charcuterie, Gourmet Olives, Refreshing Gazpacho and a Wonderland of Miniature Desserts; Accompanied by Fine Wines

Wolfgang Puck Grand Café

Seared Sea Scallops with Thai Spiced Eggplant and Red Curry Sauce

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