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.