One of the ways Share Our Strength raises money is through culinary events including my favorite, Taste of the Nation, which I attend in Boston every Spring.
I recently had the opportunity to attend the No Kid Hungry dinner at Rialto, which included collaborative dishes prepared by several of Boston’s top chefs including:
- Jody Adams, Rialto (Host)
- Joanne Change, Flour Bakery and Myers & Chang
- Gordon Hammersley, Hammersley’s Bistro
- Andy Husbands, Tremont 647
- Jeremy Sewall, Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and Lineage
The evening started with a cocktail hour and several passed hors d’oeuvres including raw oysters, pork dumplings, ham, cheese, and potato croquettes, and scallops. All of these were delicious, but I couldn’t get enough of the oysters and croquettes!
The seated dinner consisted of a five course menu, with incredibly moving speakers and presentations between the courses.
First Course: Antipasto Plate of tasso ham, goat cheese, pepper mostarda, fried pickled cauliflower, and candied nuts.
Second Course: Autumn Lasagna, five grain pasta, chestnuts, black kale, pumpkin, fontina cheese, cripsy herbs, and chanterelle mushroom.
Third Course: Nantucket Bay Scallops, sunchokes, heirloom apple, and crispy shiitake mushrooms.
Fourth Course: Grilled Quail, wild rice, celery root, roasted figs, and smoked fois gras
Dessert Course: Nutmeg Cake with sherry semifreddo and autmumn fruits, Midnight Chocolate Cake with cranberry preserves.
I love that by attending Share Our Strength’s Events, I am not only supporting a great cause, but getting to experience some amazing food in the process! To support Share Our Strength visit their website.