Saturday, May 31, 2008

LA Event: Taste of the Nation

Tomorrow, Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation will be held in Culver City. We went last year, and it was a lovely afternoon. A bunch of great local restaurants have stalls where they offer small, but tasty treats to tempt your palate. It's not just stuff off of their menu, but a creative show of their talents. It's all you can eat with your paid admission, $115 per person ($125 at the door), $25 for kids 6-15, kids under 6 free (woo hoo!). No, it's not cheap by any stretch, but consider the following:
  • The proceeds go to a good cause. "100% of ticket sales from Taste of the Nation are granted to the most effective anti-hunger organizations working to end childhood hunger in America."
  • If you have a young child who's active or kid who's generally difficult to take to a nice restaurant, it means getting a sitter (at a cost), planning everything in advance, and crossing your fingers that everything goes well. Here, you get several nice restaurants all trying to impress your palate all in the same place, and it's outdoors. So the wee one can enjoy food, sun, and fun, all while you get a unique meal out.
  • If the price is still hefty, consider this. You can use discount code KCRW (case sensitive), provided by one of my favorite radio programs, Good Food. The net cost per ticket is reduced to $103.50 per person. Of that, $73.50 is tax deductible. Oh, and did I mention it goes to a good cause?
Some of the participating restaurants that we would would love to go, but would never consider taking MetaToddler, even on his best days:

Joe's Restaurant
La Cachette
Sushi Roku
Water Grill

There are several other great restaurants that we enjoy (complete list of participating restaurants are here and here), so the biggest challenge will be saving enough room to try everything ;-)

Oh, and don't forget to save room for dessert!!

Location: Media Park (Park is between Venice and Culver Blvd)
9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Date & Time: Sunday, June 1, 2008 from 1pm to 4pm


MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Now that sounds lovely (especially the 6 and under is free part)! :)