American Express, Sysco and the Food Network are the national sponsors of this event and there are a host of local sponsors. This is the list of local restaurants who participated. Each brought a small sample of their food for the participants to try.
Here are some photos of the event and the food.
|A selection of cheese.
|Jack Daniels, 'nuff said.
|The Bacardi table.
|Boone of Queen City Q making deviled eggs.
|BBQ pork in a baked potato over a purée of smoked vegetables.
|Braised fatback over collards.
|Sashimi. Soooooo good.
|It was made by the folks at the culinary school.
|Johnson and Wales serving up more food.
|Yummy summer rolls.
|Sliders from the American Roadside.
|Braised pork cheek from e2 emeril's eatery.
|A chocolate sculpture.
|Another chocolate sculpture.
|A detail of the chocolate sculpture.
|lobster cakes on a bed of brown sugar.
|Bacon wrapped shrimp
|The dessert table has been well picked over.
If you ever get a chance to go to a Taste of the Nation event, DO! I highly recommend it. It is great fun and great food. You get to learn about your local eateries and help a good cause at the same time.