Win 2 Free VIP Tickets to Taste of the Nation DC 2015

Score free access to one of the biggest culinary parties of spring.

Win free VIP tickets to Taste of the Nation DC at the National Building Museum. Photograph courtesy of Taste of the Nation.

The annual Taste of the Nation gala rolls out at the National Building Museum on Monday, April 13. This year’s party promises to be one of the biggest yet, hosted by the Food Network’s Melissa D’Arabian (Ten Dollar Dinners), and fueled by bites and drinks from notable local restaurants and bars such as Blue Duck Tavern, Del Campo, Kapnos, Le Diplomate, Eat the Rich, and many more.

VIP tickets typically go for $170 per person, but we have two to give away for free. The passes will get you in the door an hour early at 6 PM, allowing more time to sample from your favorite chefs and bartenders before the big crowds arrive.

Taste of the Nation benefits the No Kid Hungry campaign, which seeks to end childhood hunger in the US. Given the focus, we’re asking the following question for a chance to win: what is the first food you remember eating as a child? The memory can be funny or poignant, short or long, centered around a dish you loved or hated. Leave your answer in the comments, or on our Facebook page, and we’ll pick the best by Friday, April 10 at noon. The winner will receive two VIP tickets.

Question: What is the first food you remember eating as a child? Leave your answer in the comments.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.