Taste of the Nation Manchester


Apr 16, 2014
06:00 PM until 09:00 PM


New Hampshire’s biggest night for foodies with nearly 60 restaurateurs from across the state is set for Wednesday, April 16 in Manchester at the Radisson Hotel’s Center of New Hampshire from 6 to 9 p.m. with a VIP reception featuring local singer Alli Beaudry and premium pours provided by Pine State Trading Co. beginning at 5 p.m.

Taste of the Nation Manchester, the largest culinary event of the year, raises critical funds needed to support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in New Hampshire and across the nation. Guests are invited to sample the sumptuous flavors from restaurants throughout the state and enjoy beer, wine, and spirits prepared by professional mixologists. Once again, the Lakes Region Big Band will provide live music and Glynis Citarelli of SweetShot Photography will provide event photography and a photo booth.

“As the largest food and wine event in New Hampshire, Taste of the Nation Manchester expects more than 800 guests to sample the finest food and drink in the state, while supporting the critical effort to end childhood hunger,” said Kim Tufts, chair of Taste of the Nation Manchester.

Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $75 million and the Manchester event has raised more than $800,000 to fund programs to combat childhood hunger for more than 42,000 children in New Hampshire. Area charities that benefit from the event include the New Hampshire Food Bank, NH Kids Count, New Hampshire Farm to School Program and the Manchester Boys and Girls Club.

In addition to fabulous food and drinks, Taste of the Nation Manchester will also feature a silent auction with premier items including a pair of platinum-set ¾ carat total weight diamond stud earrings (valued at $2,500) from Jonathan’s Jewelers, and an African Safari package. Additional auction highlights include restaurant dining packages, hotel packages, sports memorabilia, sporting event tickets, a wine-filled refrigerator, spa packages and more.

Participating restaurants to-date include:

  • 11 Eleven Bistro (Manchester)
  • 900 Degrees (Manchester)
  • Ali Baba Wholefoods Festival (Manchester)
  • Amphora Fine Greek Dining (Derry)
  • Baked Downtown Café & Bakery (Manchester)
  • Bedford Village Inn (Bedford)
  • Black Water Grille (Salem)
  • BluAqua (Amherst)
  • Cactus Jack's (Manchester)
  • Castle Caterers (Manchester)
  • Common Man (Lincoln, Ashland, Concord, Portsmouth, Merrimack, Windham, Claremont)
  • Copper Door (Bedford)
  • Cotton (Manchester)
  • The Cozy Tea Cart (Brookline)
  • Edible Arrangements (Manchester)
  • Firefly Bistro & Bar (Manchester)
  • Fratello’s Italian Grille (Manchester)
  • The Fresh Market (Bedford)
  • Gauchos Brazilian Steak House (Manchester)
  • Granite Restaurant & Bar (Concord)
  • Hanover Street Chophouse (Manchester)
  • The Homestead Restaurant and Tavern (Bristol and Merrimack)
  • Hooked Seafood (Manchester)
  • Ignite Bar and Grill (Manchester)
  • Jade Dragon (Manchester, Merrimack & Milford)
  • Jake's Old Fashioned Ice Cream (Amherst)
  • Java Tree/Mill City Roasting (Manchester)
  • JD's Tavern (Manchester)
  • Lazy Lion Café (Deerfield)
  • Manchester Country Club (Bedford)
  • Martingale Wharf (Portsmouth)
  • Milly's Tavern (Manchester)
  • Mint Bistro (Manchester)
  • Molly's Tavern and Restaurant (New Boston)
  • The Moonbeam Café (Lancaster)
  • Napa East Wine Lounge & Shop (Nashua)
  • O Steaks & Seafood (Concord & Laconia)
  • N'awlins Grille (Manchester)
  • Pasquales Ristorante (Candia)
  • Piccola Italia (Manchester)
  • Queen City Cupcakes (Manchester)
  • The Quill at SNHU (Manchester)
  • Red Arrow 24 Hour Diner (Manchester)
  • The Rosa (Portsmouth)
  • Shorty's Mexican Roadhouse (Bedford, Manchester & Nashua)
  • Sugar Hill Inn (Sugar Hill)
  • T-Bones Great American Eatery (Bedford)
  • Tek-Nique (Bedford)
  • Tidewater Catering (Manchester)
  • Triolo's Bakery (Bedford)
  • Tuscan Kitchen (Salem)
  • Unums (Nashua)
  • Villa Banca (Nashua)
  • Wild Rover Pub (Manchester)
  • World Sports Grille (Manchester)
  • Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery (Woodstock)
  • XO on Elm (Manchester)

Beer, wine and spirits provided by:

  • Southern Wine  & Spirits
  • Horizon Beverage
  • M.S. Walker
  • Pine State Trading Co.
  • Perfecta Wine Company
  • Milly's Tavern
  • Bellevance Distributors
  • Boston Beer Co.

Taste of the Nation Manchester is nationally sponsored by American Express, Sysco, and Food Network.

Generous local sponsors include:

Platinum: Anagnost Companies; Regency Mortgage Corporation

Gold: Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center; The Elliot Hospital; Granite State Investors; Jonathan’s Jewelers; Lyon-Waugh Auto Group

Silver: Burl's Tree Service; Centrix Bank

Bronze: Catholic Medical Center; The Courville Communities; Curbstone Financial; Dr. Thomas Borbotsina, DDS; Dartmouth Hitchcock; The Gove Group; Granite State Fruit Company; Guaranteed Rate; Village at Mine Falls

Additional sponsors: Allegra Marketing Print Mail; Montagne Communications; New Hampshire Magazine and NHBR; WMLL 96.5 & WZID 95.7; WNNH Frank FM 99.1 & WJYY 105.5

Tickets for Taste of the Nation Manchester are $65 for general admission and $100 for VIP admission and can be purchased by visiting For a limited time only, use promo code TASTEMANCHESTER14 for $15 off each general admission or VIP ticket purchased.


$65 general admission, $100 VIP admission


Radisson Hotel
Manchester, NH

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