Saturday, April 30, 2011

Taste of the Nation Recap!

Photo by Tonya Russ Price, POPROCK Photography
The Food Baby would like to give a special thanks to our friends, families and readers that came out on April 13 to support Share our Strength at the Taste of the Nation soiree!  Thanks to the efforts of people like you, over $115,000 was raised to fight childhood hunger!  Most importantly, this money will stay in our community, benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and the Community Culinary School of Charlotte.  As an event sponsor, ticket ambassador and auction committee member, The Food Baby sold over 30 event tickets and rounded up over a dozen silent and live auction items, ultimately raising well over $5,000!!  WE ARE CHARITABLY SMUG!




We had a fantastic time at the event – the food, the drinks, the music – all top notch.  Rather than a full-blown review of this event, we thought we’d summarize our experience in a photo montage….enjoy!  


The Food Baby Gets our Sponsor On:


Some of our Favorite Bites:
The Food Baby-Sponsored Table by mez was FAB!
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

I ate ~237 of these Bacon Wrapped Pork Stuffed Jalapenos!
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

Enso turned it OUT!
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC


Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC


Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC


Gorgeous table by Upstream!
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

Vivace brought it with Pork Belly!
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

Cocktails:
Photo by Tonya Russ Price, POPROCK Photography

Fab VIP lounge!
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC



Skills!
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC
 
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

Auction/Music/Hot People:


Going once...
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

WINNING...The Food Baby won a private Aquavina wine tasting with a Panther!
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC
Our friends are hot.
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

Hot Sauce!
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC
Photo by Tonya Russ Price, POPROCK Photography
Photo by Tonya Russ Price, POPROCK Photography

Lauren shamelessly, I mean, subtly promoting The Food Baby!
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC

More hot friends!
Photo by Cristina Lappin, Your Story, LLC



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