The Food Elite Gather for Taste of the Nation at 82 Mercer

On Monday, April 29, New York's food elite gathered at 82 Mercer for the 26th annual Taste of the Nation, a glitzy, chef-driven affair benefiting Share our Strength's "No Kid Hungry" anti-hunger campaign.

Seventy-five chefs and bartenders lined the walls on two sprawling floors, serving chic finger snacks and a few heartier plates to a school-age theme: lunch items (pickled oysters, seared scallops, and springy salads galore), after-school snacks, and summer foods (barbecue, grilled dishes, and tacos dominated this category) and breakfast items (bloody Marys, a pleathora of dressed up eggs, and Dominique Ansel's "Waffogato," a waffle-shaped ice cream pat drizzled in a sweet coffee mixture, which debuted at the event).

--Hannah Palmer Egan

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