Ogle This Eye Candy From Taste of the Nation


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), after-school snacks, summer foods (barbecue, grilled dishes, and tacos) and breakfast items (bloody Marys, a plethora 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).

Ogle this food porn from the event, then head on over to our slide show and check out the rest of the action.