It seems like there’s a lot of great food-related charity events.  Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation is celebrating its 20th year — quite an impressive feat.

The event will be March 24th with a VIP Preview at 6 and general admission at 7 PM at Washington Hilton.

According to their Web site:

Enjoy incredible samples from over 50 of Washington’s best restaurants. Wines from over 20 vineyards will pair perfectly with the evening’s haute cuisine.

Witness DC’s own, Gina Chersevani of Eat Bar, Justin Guthrie of Central, Tiffany Short of PS 7’s and Derek Brown of Komi battle in the Event’s first live Bar Chef Competition.

Here is a just sample of the Participating Restaurants:

1789 Restaurant * Belga Café * Berliner Distributors * Best Buns Bread Company * Bistro Bis * BLT Steak * Bobby Van’s * Butterfield 9 * Cafe Saint-Ex * Capital Grille * Carlyle * Caucus Room * Central Michel Richard * Charlie Palmer Steak * Circle Bistro * Dino * Farrah Olivia by Morou * Finn & Porter * Firefly * Hank’s Oyster Bar * Hook * ICI Urban Bistro * IndeBleu * International Trade Center at the Reagan Building * Kinkead’s * La Tasca * Lebanese Taverna * Les Halles * Locanda * L’oustalet * The Majestic * Mark and Orlando’s * Mendocino * New Heights * Neyla * Noras * Notti Bianche * Oceanaire Seafood Room * OLiVES * Oya * Perry’s Restaurant * Poste * Proof * PS 7’s Restaurant * PX * Restaurant 3 * Restaurant Eve * Ristorante Tosca * Rustico * Sam & Harry’s Steakhouse * Ten Penh * The Capital Grille * The Caucus Room * The Source * Vermilion * Vidalia * Zengo

Returning this year, the “Chocolate Bar” promises a sweet centerpiece to a decadent event with chocolate as far as the eye can see from top area pastry chefs served alongside premium coffee roasted by Caffe Pronto.

If you want to buy tickets, click here.  Sounds like a great event!