Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Taste of the Nation Orlando 2012

I am SO excited to be going to Taste of the Nation Orlando again this year at the Orlando World Center Marriott! I had the opportunity to go as a blogger last year (you can read my recap on my old blog here), and so I am thrilled that I am lucky enough to go again this year, plus I'm bringing along the hubby this time!

Taste of the Nation is an incredible charity event that is held across the country every year. 100% of the proceeds go to No Kid Hungry, Share our Strength’s nationwide effort that was established to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. 
This year, the Taste of the Nation Orlando event will take place at the Orlando World Center Marriott on August 25th, 2012. It begins at 6:45pm and the event will last until 10pm. VIP admission is $150 a ticket, and includes a bounty of food, drinks, and entertainment.

Taste of the Nation includes representatives from numerous high end local eateries, including Cress Restaurant, Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, Fulton's Crab House, K Restaurant & Wine Bar, Sushi Pop, and many more. You can view a full list of participating restaurants here, if you'd like to know more.

Cakes from the 2011 Empress Sissi Bakery table
Just like last year, there will be a key raffle for an instant wine cellar. This raffle is so cool, you guys. You buy a key (or as many keys as you want!), and at the end of the night everyone who purchased keys lines up to try them in a door to an area chock full of various wine selections. Seriously an instant wine cellar. Only one of the keys sold actually works, and the person that is able to enter the door wins the whole darn thing.
There will also be a silent auction like last year, but they are also adding a live auction this year! The live auction will feature amazing items, including a trip to the San Francisco Wine Country, and an amazing trip for two to France! The silent auction will include tons of local items, including Blue Man Group tickets, a 4 Rivers gift basket, plus stays at hotels across the area. You can see a full list of both auction's items at the Taste of the Nation website.

In addition to the amazing food and auctions, there will also be plenty of entertainment and drinks to go around! Interested in going?

K Restaurant's 2011 display

Tomorrow, for one day only, there is a discount available for tickets purchased on the Taste of the Nation website. Use code ONEDAY to receive $25 off of each ticket purchased! You can purchase your tickets here: TICKET PURCHASE

Want to read more about Taste of the Nation Orlando? Check out their website, or read my recap of last year's event!

This is an awesome event, and it really couldn't benefit a better charity, so I hope to see many of you there! Are you planning to go? Let me know in the comments section!


  1. This sounds like an awesome event! We have similar events in Nashville that are such a blast. I love any event that allows you to eat a ton of delicious food AND contribute money to a worthy cause at the same time. win win!

  2. I would have liked to go to this, sounds like a great event.

    1. Aggie, I went last year and it was SO awesome. I didn't actually make it this year because of a family emergency, but I am already looking forward to next year!

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