Fancy dinners are typically served one dish at a time, starting with appetizers and ending with big, sweet appetizers. Eat up with this Groupon.
- $175 for a VIP ticket to Taste of the Nation <p>
Each VIP ticket includes early access at 6 p.m. for the ABSOLUT TUNE Premium Preview Hour, VIP seating in the ABSOLUT Fireworks Lounge, food and drink samples from top chefs and mixologists, live entertainment from Chicago DJs, and a silent auction.<p>
Taste of the Nation takes place at the Navy Pier Ballroom on Wednesday, August 14, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.<p>
Taste of the Nation
Taste of the Nation gives foodies the chance to sample handcrafted morsels from more than 60 lauded chefs and sip inimitable cocktails from professional mixologists, all while gazing out at Lake Michigan and the sweeping Chicago skyline. All of this, plus live entertainment from area DJs, would be enough to pack the event. But the annual food festival makes attending even more compelling by raising much-needed funds for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign, which supplies underserved children with nutritious food and their families with education on how to cook healthy meals. As attendees mill about, savoring offerings from eateries including Nacional 27, Hub 51, Girl & the Goat, and Green Zebra, they can do so knowing proceeds will be going directly to the organization. They can also join in acknowledging the event's 2013 honoree, James Beard award-winning pastry chef Mindy Segal, whose work with Share Our Strength is as impressive as her contemporary American cuisine and desserts at HotChocolate.