There’s a big party at the Claremont, and you’re invited.
Even better, it’s for a good cause, and every penny of every ticket goes toward ending child hunger in America.
It’s the East Bay Taste of the Nation No Kid Hungry® event, Sunday, October 20, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, chaired by Chef Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ.
You’ll sample clever, elegant, small plates that highlight specialties from many of the East Bay’s hottest restaurants, and wash it down with local brews or sips from the cellars of local vintners and distillers.
Really, these are all places you’ve always wanted to try – and you can sample your way through these A-list eateries in an extended afternoon at one of the West Coast’s legendary hotels.
Bonus thrill: the event runs from late afternoon to early evening, so you’ll be on hand for sunset at the Claremont -- then you can watch San Francisco sparkle to life across the bay in the dusk.
Taste of the Nation/East Bay is one of a series of events by the national organization Share Our Strength, in support of their No Kid Hungry® program and other national and local initiatives connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The goal is to engage the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority through a network of private citizens, government officials, business leaders, and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities.
All of the chefs, brewers, vintners and mixologists have donated their time talent and passion to this culinary event. Honor them, and do your part to end child hunger in the United States. Buy a ticket to Taste of the Nation East Bay -- it’s a good time and a good deed – a big one.
Skip lunch. Designate a driver. And bring a friend.
Free shuttle between Rockridge BART and the Claremont Hotel will run every 10-to-15-minutes from 2:45 - 8:00 p.m.
- VIP admission - $150, includes 3:00 p.m. admission, VIP area, and chef meet-and-greet
- General admission - $85, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Here’s the line-up:
- B Side BBQ
- Brotzeit Lokal Boathaus & Biergarten
- Brown Sugar Kitchen
- Bourbon & Beef
- Chop Bar
- Corners Tavern
- FIVE Restaurant
- Gelateria Naia
- Hawker Fare
- Meritage at the Claremont
- Paragon at The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
- Park Bistro @ Lafayette Park Hotel
- Pican- Oakland
- Pizza Antica
- Plum Restaurant
- Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
- Tribune Tavern
- Wood Tavern