On June 8, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, the premier culinary benefit dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America, takes place at the Montage Laguna Beach. Enjoy food, wine, specialty cocktails and live music as renowned chefs from around the country showcase their talents. Joining Executive Chef Craig Strong of Studio, Montage Laguna Beach’s signature restaurant, are celebrity chefs such as Top Chef finalist and Chef Nina Compton from Fountainbleau in Miami, Ludo Lefebvre from Trois Mec in Los Angeles, Alan Greeley from The Golden Truffle in Costa Mesa, Brian Huskey of Picca, Mo-chica and Paiche in Los Angeles, Greg Daniels from Haven Gastropub and Provisions Market in Orange, Lee Smith at Montage Laguna Beach, Alan Wong from Alan Wong Restaurants in Hawaii and more. Savor each chef’s specialty dishes while enjoying live entertainment by local band The Kamala Brothers, as well as a silent and live auction.
4-7 p.m. $200. VIP “Meet the Chefs” Reception includes a sunset toast and an after party to mingle with the chefs, valet parking and a gift bag; $275. 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, strength.org