Gallery: 14 Bites from Taste of the Nation

Dirt Candy
Dirt Candy

It may look sweet, but Dirt Candy's tomato chipotle cotton candy was savory and smoky.

A Voce
A Voce

These delicious and sophisticated chocolate brownies from A Voce are topped with an eggplant buttercream and calabrian chili and eggplant jam.

Il Buco
Il Buco

Il Buco served an amazingly fresh ricotta with peas, oats, pine nuts, olive oil, mint, and black pepper.

Sushi Samba
Sushi Samba

The plum sake-cured foie gras from Sushi Samba was sweet, tart, creamy, and fatty all in one crazy delicious bite.

Dominique Ansel
Dominique Ansel

You can't go wrong with this choco mocha cream puff from Dominique Ansel.

Hill Country Chicken
Hill Country Chicken

These fried chicken biscuits with molasses butter from Hill Country Chicken were completely addictive.

The Modern
The Modern

Sweet treats from the pastry team at The Modern.

Ed's Chowder House
Ed's Chowder House

This beautiful chilled English pea soup with crab salad and pickled ramps pretty much screams springtime.

Aldea
Aldea

Aldea served a wonderful brown butter cake with rhubarb compote, lemon verbena, and oats.

The Daily
The Daily

Pig's head banh mi from The Daily.

Do or Dine
Do or Dine

Do or Dine brought out their famous foie gras doughnuts, filled with Smuckers and Les Trois Petits Cochons' foie gras.

Pies 'N' Thighs
Pies 'N' Thighs

Pies 'N' Thighs served a creamy, spicy buttermilk biscuit with hot pepper jelly and cream cheese.

The Water Club
The Water Club

The Water Club served their Old School Lobster Thermidor with lobster, braised vegetables, and dry sherry sabayon.

Sorella
Sorella

From Sorella: Ligurian anchovies with salsa verde on flatbread.

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