Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation
The 12th Annual Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation, a much-anticipated culinary event, will be held on Sunday, May 5, at Montage Laguna Beach. The afternoon brings another stellar line-up of great chefs, sponsors and beverage participants including Curtis Stone, Australian celebrity chef and well-known food television star. The event benefits Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry, raising funds needed to end childhood hunger across the U.S. Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation is one in a national series featuring culinary creations crafted by the country’s most celebrated and generous chefs, sommeliers and mixologists, united to ensure all children in America have access to daily nutritious meals. One hundred percent of proceeds support the No Kid Hungry campaign’s work to end childhood hunger in America. Host chefs Benjamin Martinek of Studio and Executive Pastry Chef Lee Smith of Montage Laguna Beach are excited to welcome Australian celebrity chef and international television personality Curtis Stone to its event, as well as Xavier Solomon, executive chef at recently opened Montage Los Cabos. Other guest chefs will soon be announced. Overlooking the Pacific, guests will savor delicious bite-sized gourmet delicacies prepared by some of the region’s best chefs, along with fine wines, craft cocktails and desserts. Highlights of the event are a very exciting live auction and after-party with more bites and libations. Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national co-presenters Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network and national sponsor OpenTable. Ticket levels: $250 per person for general admission from 3 to 7:30 p.m.; $275 for VIP admission from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Additional information can be found at https://events.nokidhungry.org/events/laguna-beachs-taste-nation/.