Restaurants Announced For Taste Fundraiser For Kidney Foundation

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tickets for Taste, Chattanooga’s food event benefiting The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area, are now on sale. On Thursday, March 7, from 5-9 p.m. at Stratton Hall, Taste will feature some of the best local cuisine and couture Chattanooga has to offer. 

Restaurants include: St. John's Meeting Place, Crave Cafe & Bakery, Southern Burger Company, Public House Chattanooga, Fuji's Steak & Sushi Hixson, On the List Catering, Bluewater Grille, Whole Foods Market, Petunia's Silver Jalapeño, Chelsea's, Andrea Cagle (Presidential Inaugural Chef), Famous Nater's World Famous, Blue Orleans, Porter's Steakhouse, Taziki's Mediterranean Café, Sitar Indian Cuisine, Milk & Honey Gelato and Lemont's Catering.

Tickets in advance are $35 ($40 at the door) through the Taste website, There is also the option of reserving a full table of eight for $500, which allows guests to sit and socialize with their friends or their company colleagues and includes two complimentary bottles of wine. 

Ticket holders are entitled to unlimited samplings from these great, locallyowned and operated restaurants, and one drink ticket that can be used for wine, beer, liquor or non-alcoholic beverages. Liquor will be available at a cash bar.

The highlight of the evening will be an exciting chef competition from 7-8 p.m. and will include prestigious Chattanooga chefs Nathan Flynt, LeMont Johnson and John Palacio who will compete to create a gourmet dish using one secret ingredient provided by Whole Foods Market. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges to receive a prize at the end of the evening and bragging rights for an entire year.

Featured throughout the event will be entertainment from local musicians, alternative songwriting duo Woodford Sessions and local funk/soul band Function. There will also be strolling models featuring fashions from some of Chattanooga’s local boutiques.

With great restaurants, live music, drinks and flair, Stratton Hall will be transformed into a hotspot for Chattanooga citizens looking for an upscale night on the town.

Taste is supported by sponsorships from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Cornerstone Community Bank and Whole Foods Market and media support from Sunny 92.3 and WRCB TV 3.  For more information, contact Jonathan Susman at


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