A couple of weeks ago I attended Boston’s Taste of the Nation, but from a much different perspective than last year. Last year, I was invited to attend as a blogger. I wandered around, camera in one hand and BlackBerry in the other, balancing wine, food and business cards, all while strolling the floor in search for the next bloggable bite.
This year, I volunteered as a member of the PR committee.
If you’re not already familiar, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid in America grows up hungry. Forty-five events take place across the United States and Canada and it is run by a very generous, all-volunteer committee. One hundred percent of ticket sales serve the goal of raising critical funds needed to end childhood hunger.
While I greeted press for the majority of the night, I did manage to get away and grab something to eat. To start, I had a lovely custard dish from Henrieta’s Table.
And of course, some amazing lobster mac & cheese from Laurel, a restaurant owned by my future aunt and uncle-in-law. Mike was also there to help them serve this delicious dish. I also had the opportunity to walk around with Lisa for a bit, who was a guest at the event.
The night was a huge success! The Hynes Convention Center was transformed into a beautiful culinary masterpiece, it was packed with guests and lined with some of Boston’s best chefs and wineries – and it was all for an undeniably necessary cause.
But don’t take my word for it. There are so many great write ups of the event from some amazing Boston bloggers… Carrots ‘N Cake, Healthy and Sane, A Boston Food Diary, We Are Not Martha, Cave Cibum, Fork it Over Boston, The Boston Foodie, The Wellesley Wine Press.
If Taste of the Nation takes place in your area, I highly recommend it.