The nonprofit organization Share Our Strength, which works to end childhood hunger, will hold its annual Taste of the Nation NYC event on April 29 at 82 Mercer. In addition to an all-star roster of chef power and small plates from more than 70 restaurants you probably admire a lot (including Gramercy Tavern and the Marrow), there are several auction packages up for grabs, including a commis stint with Dominique Ansel and a cocktail-making class led by Shiraz Noor of Aska for you and seven friends. There's also a crazy dinner party for ten, which will take place at City Grit, and represents an unprecedented collecion of chef talent.
The winning bidder will round up nine friends and head to City Grit, where former Roberta's chef de cusine Max Sussman, Walker Stern of Battersby, Angelo Romano of the Pines, Kevin Pemoulie of Thirty Acres, and Blanca pastry chef Katy Peetz will put together a multi-course meal. Jeffrey's Grocery and Joseph Leonard beverage director Erika DaSilva will handle pairings.
We're told Eli Sussman will serve as the night's auctioneer (and that he's currently practicing tongue twisters and auction chant by watching a lot of YouTube videos) and that this specific package will go up at 8:30 p.m. on the night of the event. For more information and tickets, please do visit the link below.
Taste of the Nation NYC 2013 [Share Our Strength]