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Fair Market shindig gives party-goers a taste of Austin for good cause

Fair Market shindig gives party-goers a taste of Austin for good cause

Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Christian Canencio Bailey Howell
Christian Canencio and Bailey Howell. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Goodall's Kitchen Hotel Ella
Charred winter squash, espelette creme fraiche, salmon roe, and micro shiso by Austin Rocconi of Goodall's Kitchen at Hotel Ella. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Rhonda McKinney Jordan Liles
Rhonda McKinney and Jordan Liles. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Cathy Green Kate Hardin Peter Hardin
Texas State Director of No Kid Hungry Cathy Green, Kate Hardin, and Peter Hardin. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market La Condesa Rick Lopez
Rick Lopez of La Condesa. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market South Congress Hotel Pastries
Cherry chocolate tartlet, smoked cherry gel, and an almond cherry crunch with black pepper meringue by Lindsay Flagg of South Congress Hotel. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Bill Betrella Andres Rizo Paul Yuhico
Bill Betrella, Andres Rizo, and Paul Yuhico. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Barley Swine Kasey Pierce
Kasey Pierce of Barley Swine. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Tatsu Ya
Jasmine tea custard with citrus by Natalie Gazaui of Tatsu-Ya. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Hotel Emma
Smoked Lamb on Barton Springs Mill cornbread with pumpkin seeds and morita chili by Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine, featuring John Brand of Hotel Emma. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Cyril Bernier Taryn Wise Brian Rees
Cyril Bernier, Taryn Wise, and Brian Rees. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Robin Jacobs Christiana Haddad
Robin Jacobs and Christiana Haddad. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Paperboy
Wagyu bavette, bulgar, apricot, feta, za'atar, and mint by Patrick Jackson of Paperboy. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Il Brutto
Creamy burrata, chamomille, strawberries, avocado, mint, and sesame crostini by Erind Halilaj of Il Brutto. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Serena Garza Kristin Shilson Jen Mulhern Kathleen Galvan
Serena Garza, Kristin Shilson, Jen Mulhern, and Kathleen Galvan. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Shayda Torabi Jasmine Peterson
Shayda Torabi and Jasmine Peterson. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market White Squall Half Step
The White Squall featuring Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Olmeca Altos Tequila, passionfruit, lime, and ancho reyes by Steven Robbins of Half Step. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Launderette
Cookie bar by Laura Sawicki of Launderette. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Zachary Horst Taylor Kidd
Zachary Horst and Taylor Kidd. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market New Waterloo Fluff Bake Bar
Sunshine Cake featuring clementine cake, basil, and white chocolate on an orange dreamsicle cloud by Amanda Rockman of New Waterloo, featuring Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Shaina Golay Megan Kimble
Shaina Golay and Megan Kimble. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market DJ Jester
DJ Jester spun tunes for guests all night. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market John Seel Rebecca Masson Cody Seel
John Seel, Rebecca Masson, and Cody Seel. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Dusty Smith Lainey Smith
Dusty Smith and Lainey Smith. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Jill Cacic Tania Ortega
Jill Cacic and Tania Ortega. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Christian Canencio Bailey Howell
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Goodall's Kitchen Hotel Ella
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Rhonda McKinney Jordan Liles
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Cathy Green Kate Hardin Peter Hardin
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market La Condesa Rick Lopez
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market South Congress Hotel Pastries
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Bill Betrella Andres Rizo Paul Yuhico
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Barley Swine Kasey Pierce
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Tatsu Ya
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Hotel Emma
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Cyril Bernier Taryn Wise Brian Rees
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Robin Jacobs Christiana Haddad
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Paperboy
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Il Brutto
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Serena Garza Kristin Shilson Jen Mulhern Kathleen Galvan
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Shayda Torabi Jasmine Peterson
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market White Squall Half Step
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Launderette
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Zachary Horst Taylor Kidd
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market New Waterloo Fluff Bake Bar
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Shaina Golay Megan Kimble
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market DJ Jester
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market John Seel Rebecca Masson Cody Seel
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Dusty Smith Lainey Smith
Taste the Nation No Kid Hungry at Fair Market Jill Cacic Tania Ortega

What: Austin's Taste of the Nation

Where: Fair Market 

The lowdown: Central Texas-based chefs, restaurants, sommeliers, mixologists, and culinary lovers gathered at Fair Market on February 7 to help end child hunger at Austin's Taste of the Nation event series debut for No Kid Hungry.

Co-hosted by Austin chefs Bryce Gilmore, chef-owner of Barley Swine, and Amanda Rockman, culinary director of New Waterloo, the event brings together 30 of the city’s culinary leaders for a delicious night of bites and libations. 

DJ Jester spun tunes while attendees dined on dishes from Austin's hottest restaurants and bars, including Launderette, Half Step, Il Brutto, Paperboy, and Goodall's Kitchen. All of the proceeds from the event benefitted No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

Who: Rhonda McKinney, Jordan Liles, Kathy Hardin, Pete Hardin, Robin Jacobs, Christiana Haddad, Cyril Bernier, Taryn Wise, Brian Rees, Serena Garza, Kristin Shilson, Jen Mulhern, Shayda Torabi, Jasmine Peterson, Christian Canencio, Zachary Horst, Taylor Kidd, Bailey Howell, and Kathleen Galvan.