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Boston Taste of the Nation

June 06, 2017

EVENT IS SOLD OUT: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Cruiseport Boston

1 Black Falcon Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts


June 6, 2017
Cruiseport Boston 

This event is SOLD OUT. Thanks for supporting No Kid Hungry!

Come celebrate Boston’s hottest and most trend-forward food and beverage event Taste of the Nation. Set at Cruiseport, Boston's Taste of the Nation features the largest gathering of award winning chefs from the region.

Join Honorary Chefs Jody Adams, Joanne Chang, Andy Husbands and Tony Maws and over 60 of Boston’s top chefs as we dine on delicious tastings paired with the best beer, wine and spirits the city has to offer.

The 2016 event raised over $140,000 in the fight to end childhood hunger. 

100% of proceeds support No Kid Hungry's efforts to end childhood hunger!



80 Thoreau •  Alden & Harlow  Ashmont Grill  B3 Back Bay Beats  Bambara  Bar Mezzana Benedetto  Bistro du Midi  Blackbird Doughnuts Boston Chops  Brasserie JO  Buttermilk & Bourbon Capo • Coppa Craigie on Maine Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse Doretta Tavern & Raw Bar  Eventide Oyster Co.  Eventide Oyster Co. • Fat Hen  Flour Bakery + Cafe • Gracie's Grill 23 & Bar Haley.Henry Wine Bar • Haley House Bakery Cafe Harvest Restaurant  Hearth Pizzeria  Heritage of Sherborn Hojoko  Honeygrow  Il Molo  Kashmir Restaurant  La Morra Lincoln Tavern Little Donkey Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar  Loyal Nine Mei Mei Street Kitchen  Michael's Deli MIDA   Myers + Chang  Neptune Oyster  Night Market  O Ya Oak Long Bar + Kitchen  Oak + Rowan • Outlook Kitchen and Bar PABU Boston  Parsnip Restaurant & Lounge Porto  Post 390 Restaurant Puritan & Co.  Row 34 • Roxy's Grilled Cheese  Shake Shack  SRV • Sweet Cheeks Tapestry  Taranta Tavern Road  Tavolo • The Salty Pig  The Smoke Shop Townsman  TRADE  Tremont 647 UNI Waypoint  Whole Heart Provisions 



Bantam CiderBlue Chair Bay RumBoston Harbor DistilleryCambria WinesCarolina Wine Brands City Winery Boston • Contour Pinot NoirDavid Milligan SelectionsDiplomatico RumDomaine Select Wine & Spirits Ros├ęsHeaven HillInspired BeverageJ. Lohr Winery La Crema WineryLord Hobo Brewing Co.Mad River DistillersMiner Family WineryMionetto Artisanal Collection • Miraval • Origin Beverage Co.Palm BayPapa's Pilar Rum  Privateer RumTintoNegro Tito's Handmade VodkaVintage PointVirginia Distillery 


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Thank you to our Taste of the Nation Ambassadors!

Rice Wales
Rice Wales Marketing Services
Twitter: @ricewales

Tiffany Lopinsky
Boston Foodies
Twitter: @boston_foodies
Instagram: @bostonfoodies
Nicole Russo
Nicole Russo Communications
Twitter: @nicolerusso

Adam Amontea
Cafco Construction Management
Twitter: @cafco
Matt Tripp
Vice President 
Cafco Construction Management
Twitter: @cafco



Taniya Nayak
Restaurant : Impossible Food Network

Known for her sunny smile and sharp eye, Taniya Nayak’s approachable take on interior design has won over everyone from rock stars to first time homebuyers. Taniya’s knack for bringing rich textures and unexpected finishes together with practical, real-life functionality has made her a go-to expert for decorating programs on major networks including ABC, HGTV and Food Network. She is currently a featured designer on Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible and recently hosted ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” Taniya was selected personally by Ellen Degeneres as a brand spokesperson for her new home product line, “ED On Air,” featured on QVC.
Taniya has served as host and designer for a variety of HGTV mainstays like Designed to Sell, Billion Dollar Block, House Hunters on Vacation, and Urban Oasis in Boston. Taniya can also be seen on Robert Irvine’s Food Network series, Restaurant: Impossible, where she utilizes her design prowess and professional experience to rescue and transform suffering restaurants. Married to Brian O’Donnell, a successful restaurateur in Boston, Taniya’s personal life as both an interior designer and a restaurant industry insider is the perfect parallel to her multifaceted design role in the television realm. With knockout shows on both the Food Network and HGTV, Taniya has quickly become a respected and prominent figure in television’s interior design world.
In 2005, Taniya started her own design firm, Taniya Nayak Design LLC. Having designed for a wide range of ages and spaces and budgets, she focuses on creating affordable yet inspirational spaces that capture her clients’ individual personalities while maintaining comfort and function. To this day, Taniya is at the forefront her design firm and has developed an impressive range of clientele, from television celebrities to famous musicians. Taniya’s designs can be seen in several Boston hotspots including Back Bay Harry’s, Abby Lane, Central, The Poynt, Whiskey Republic, Dublin Rose, Bostonia Public House, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.
Born in India and raised in Boston, Taniya’s design style is strongly influenced by her creative family, especially her father, a talented architect. Shortly after attending Boston Architectural College for her masters in Interior Design, Taniya’s design style and upbeat personality landed her first television gig on ABC Family’s Knock First. Taniya was one of four designers and co-hosts of the hit show, geared toward hip, ambitious teens. She then made the move to HGTV as a designer on Designed to Sell, where she helped homeowners add value and prepare their homes for market.
Taniya’s helpful decorating tips have been featured in Architectural Digest India, HGTV Magazine, Design New England, People, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, The Boston Globe, Family Circle, The Washington Post, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Better Homes & Gardens, and many more. Taniya has appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC’s Good Morning America & The View, NBC's Today, CBS' The Early Show & The Talk, and is a regular guest on Rachael Ray.
In 2004, Taniya was ranked in the top 10 of INDIA New England’s Business Women of the Year, and in April 2011, Taniya was honored with an Excellence in Design award from ASID New England.


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