Photo Essay: Taste of the Nation San Francisco, a benefit for Share Our Strength

by Irvin on April 14, 2014 · 2 comments

A photo essay on the Taste of the Nation San Francisco fundraiser for Share our Strength.

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

“I am so full, I don’t think I can eat another bite…” moaned AJ at the sold out San Francisco Taste of the Nation fundraiser event that benefited Share our Strength, a non-profit with a mission to end childhood hunger in the United States. After sampling appetizers like Cotogna’s veal sausage sliders, Boulevard’s black polenta with Dungeness crab, France’s rabbit meatballs, The Cavalier‘s Hen Egg Hollandaise as well as three different types of steak tartare (Marlowe, 1760 and Bourbon Steak all had variations of the classic dish) I can’t really blame AJ. My own pants were feeling rather tight. But as we walked past the Town Hall’s Guinness braised short rib I knew that AJ was going to have one more bite. I can’t blame him. I ended up succumbing to the call of the glistening house cured pork belly sopes by La Condesa. Then we had to call it quits lest we pass out from food fatigue. Taste of the Nation defeated us (or, more specifically, our stomachs). Hopefully they’ll help defeat childhood hunger with the money they raised from the event!

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Taste of the Nation San Francisco. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Special thanks to Share our Strength for providing tickets for AJ and I to attend this fabulous event. 100% of the proceeds of the event go to the battle against childhood hunger. As always, all the opinions listed above are my own.

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Miss Kim @ behgopa April 16, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Wow so many delicious looking food for such a great cause! Haha even when I enter the food coma stage and I come across something I just need to get a bite of, I can’t help myself either! Hope the event raised enough so that some day the children can have the option to feel that uncomfortable joy from overstuffing oneself too. That is one of my guilty pleasures in life…pigging out until I feel like passing out (I don’t do it regularly though, or I’d probably get sick). But whenever I do, I feel blessed that I even have the option to stuff my face like that…I am left feeling slight discomfort but happy that my cravings had been satiated and then some!

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Shikha @ Shikha la mode April 17, 2014 at 8:14 am

SO great that you went – the photos and food look so good! Next year!

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