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:
Beer, wine and spirits provided by:
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 www.tasteofthenation.org/manchester. 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
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