Slideshow: 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.
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.
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.
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.