2016-03-24 / Cuisine

Eat and drink for No Kid Hungry at Taste of the Nation

One of the most popular culinary events of the season returns to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach on April 14.

Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry brings top chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and craft beer brewers together for a marathon food and drink soiree.

This bite-size fare, along with favorite beverages, brings thousands of guests back each year to dozens of Taste of the Nation events across the country. These events also feature live music, dancing, games, contests, a silent auction, cooking demos and a photo booth.

No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. (Visit NoKidHungry.org for more information.) The Taste of the Nation events, which started in 1988, have raised more than $85 million for hunger relief.

Eateries on tap: Addison Reserve Country Club, Aioli, Apeiro Kitchen & Bar, Avocado Grill, Bistro Ten Zero One, Buccan, Cafe Boulud, Cafe Chardonnay, Chef’s Kitchen and En- Flux Catering, Chez L’Epicier, Cholo Soy Cocina, Citrus Grillhouse, Coolinary Cafe, Cordon Bleu Catering, Dada Restaurant, District Table & Bar, Earth and Sugar, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, Funky Buddha Brewery, Grato, Guanabanas, Hampton Forks Kitchen & Table, Ian’s Tropical Grill, Jardin, Little Moir’s Food Shack and Leftovers Cafe, Max’s Harvest and Max’s Social House, MEAT Eatery & Tap Room, Meat Market, Oceana Coffee, Okeechobee Steakhouse, Paneterie, PB Catch, Pistache, Rebel House, Salute Market, Shake Shack, Saltwater Brewery, Social House, Talay Thai, The Cooper Craft Kitchen and Bar, The Regional Kitchen & Public House, The Sugar Monkey, Tryst, Twisted Trunk Brewing Co. and Whole Foods.

It is 7-10 p.m. April 14 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Cost: $125 general admission, $200 VIP (early entry at 6 p.m., access to a private seated lounge, and a tasting from the event’s chef chairs.) Info: tasteofthenation.org/palmbeach.

In other dining news…

Hampton Forks Kitchen & Table will host Cellar & Chef, a benefit dinner for Place of Hope on March 24.

Chef Chris Marshall is pairing this special dinner with wine from Art + Farm Winery.

Seating is a 6:30 p.m. at the casual eatery at 185 E. Indiantown Road, Suite 123, in Jupiter.

Dinner is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Place of Hope. Seating is limited to 25 people.

Call Jamie for reservations at 775-7195 or email jamieb@ placeofhope.com.

When Autism Speaks, Cooper listens

Max Restaurant Group will light The Cooper in blue lights to raise awareness of autism from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 3.

The restaurant is partnering with Autism Speaks, the nation’s leading autism advocacy organization, for a one-day fundraising event. The Cooper will donate 10 percent of the day’s sales to Autism Speaks Palm Beach County.

A special Sunday brunch with a Bloody Mary bar, along with lunch and dinner offerings, and family-friendly specials by Executive Chef Adam Brown, is planned. Donations will be accepted on behalf of Autism Speaks.

The Cooper is in PGA Commons ,at 4610 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Reservations are recommended. Call 622-0032. For more info, visit thecooperrestaurant.com.

Bacchanal is back

The 14th annual Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival takes place April 8-9.

This year the event takes place at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, where guests will enjoy fine wine tastings from unique vintners and cuisine from more than 30 different restaurants. A craft beer garden with live entertainment, fashion demonstrations and car tours are also planned.

Tickets are $125. A VIP pre-party is $50. A special vintners’ dinner is planned for $325 and all-inclusive package is $450.

For more info, visit bocabacchanal.com. ¦

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