Taste Of The Nation: Amazing Food For a Great Cause!
Have you guys ever heard of Taste of the Nation? It is a event that takes place all over the US starring some amazing and incredible food from world class chefs, near and far. The event is the premier culinary fundraiser series for No Kid Hungry, which brings together the nation’s top chefs, mixologists and tastemakers across the country.
The food was absolutely mind blowing. But more on that later.
Last week I was invited to Taste of the Nation in downtown Manhattan by LG. They have a new array of home appliances including microwaves, fridges, dishwashers and more. I got the opportunity to check out some of the new products as LG has been named the official home appliance sponsor of Taste of the Nation.
In our country, 16 million children struggle with hunger. But they aren’t hungry because of a lack of food or programs–they are often hungry because of a lack of access to food,” said Debbie Shore, co-founder of Share Our Strength. “LG is a brand that holds family mealtime at the core of its values. Together, LG and No Kid Hungry can make sure more kids across the country are getting the healthy meals they need, every day. Together, we can end childhood.
The first appliance that I was introduced to was the oven. The LG Black Stainless Steel Series with 6.7 cu.ft. Capacity Electric Double Oven Range with EasyClean® was just stunning. First, it is beautiful on the outside–but I was really impressed with what it could DO. I have always wanted a double oven that could bake two different dishes simultaneously! This one does that and more plus it has a really cool self clean feature that makes oven cleaning a breeze.
Next I was introduced to the LG Black Stainless Steel Series 30 cu.ft. 4-DoorFrench Door Refrigerator with CustomChill™ Drawer. It really was stunning. So many compartments and shelves that slide, a special place for vegetables, and tons of space for your food. I pretty much fell in love right on the spot.
Finally I got to meet the LG Black Stainless Steel Series Fully Integrated Dishwasher with TrueSteam™. The dish racking system actually folds into itself so that it can fin even the largest of pots. Plus the powerful yet gentle TrueSteam™ virtually eliminates the need to pre-wash. The built-in TrueSteam™ generator also enables gentle cleaning for fragile items (like stemware), and can also be used for heavy-duty cleaning like pots and pans.
The event was held just steps away from One World Trade Center, on the 43rd floor with a view that was just out of this world. When I entered the building there was cupcakes provided and yes, I totally took one. They were too cute to resist!
The atmosphere was buzzing and the band was just so great. There were two floors with all kinds of drinks, foods and desserts. And this little mini donut treat was incredible.
I tried a lot of things that night but my favorite was this pork dirty taco. I think I might have had three!
The desserts would not be outdone though. There was a Sundae Parlor that had a line down the block, which is understandable because, really, is there anything better than ice cream with your favorite toppings?!
There was also an amazing band playing some great tunes all night: