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Orlando’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry brings together the area’s top chefs who donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in Central Florida. Along with culinary delights, guests have the opportunity to sample select wines, cocktails and premium beers and enjoy silent and live auctions and entertainment. Every dollar raised fights hunger and homelessness in the Central Florida. Local beneficiaries include Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Florida Impact.

Tasty Chomps’ Nhi Nguyen’s Top 5 Tastes at the Orlando Taste of the Nation 2016

  1. The Capital Grille

    Chef: Jason O’Neill, Matthew Price
    Kona Rubbed Sliced Filet with Horseradish Cream and Sam’s Mashed Potatoes. “Melt-in-Your-Mouth” with very simple seasonings and sides making the beef the star of the dish. It had us coming back for thirds.
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  2. Seasons 52 Fresh Grill

    Chef: James Messinger
    Fresh Summer Truffle Risotto with shaved Italian Black Truffle, Roasted Mushrooms, Corn, Chive Oil
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  3. Artist’s Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

    Chef: Michael Gonsalves
    Local Hen Egg-Yuzu Custard with Hibiscus, Lingonberry, Matcha, Garden Sorrel, and Wild Blooms. Incredibly engaging dessert with a slight acidity from the Yuzu. Orlando Taste of the Nation 2016

  4. Highball and Harvest at Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

    Chef: Nathan Hardin
    Braised Pork Belly from Palmetto Creek,  Zellwood Corn, Favas, Fennel, and Mustard Frills.DSC03174

  5.  Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi

    Chef: Ray Leung
    Sesame Soy Glazed Baby Octopus
    , Chilled and Skewered, Served Cold. I believe this caught everyone’s attention like an episode of “Bizarre Foods”. It gave me the familiar feeling of nightly street fares in Asia that’s fun and tasty.Orlando Taste of the Nation 2016
    This list was just a small compilation of the many participating restaurants in Orlando. Here some more memories from the night:

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Chef Hari and Jennefer Pulapaka of Cress Restaurant in Deland
Chef Hari and Jennefer Pulapaka of Cress Restaurant in Deland
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Gaylord Resort team
Gaylord Resort team
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Disney's Artist Pointe team
Disney’s Artist Pointe team
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The Capital Grille's Chef Jason
The Capital Grille’s Chef Jason
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Eddie V's Team
Eddie V’s Team
Seasons 52
Seasons 52
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Chef Fabrizio Schenardi of Four Seasons Orlando
Chef Fabrizio Schenardi of Four Seasons Orlando
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Marlow's Tavern Team
Marlow’s Tavern Team
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A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek team
A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek team
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Chef Bryan Thoman of Canvas Restaurant
Chef Bryan Thoman of Canvas Restaurant
Chef Kevin Fonzo of K Restaurant
Chef Kevin Fonzo of K Restaurant
Chef Kathleen Blake and team of The Rusty Spoon
Chef Kathleen Blake and team of The Rusty Spoon
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Chef Ray Hideaki Leung and Chef David Song and team of Dragonfly Orlando
Chef Ray Hideaki Leung and Chef David Song and team of Dragonfly Orlando
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The Osprey Tavern Team
The Osprey Tavern Team

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The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree
Chef Ashley Nickell of Ash
Chef Ashley Nickell of Ash

Through all the fun and excitement the event exuded the important message that brought everyone together is that no kid should go hungry.

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