This Sunday, June 3rd, you can be part of a fantastic and delicious fundraising afternoon as Taste of the Nation: Laguna Beach converges on the Montage, near your Laguna Beach home. As you dine on scrumptious food and carefully paired wines and cocktails prepared by world-class chefs and mixologists from near and far, you'll be delighted by the gorgeous sunshine and ocean view ambiance found only at the Montage's Studio.  If you live in Laguna Beach, you know that quality is a trademark of the Montage and this event is no exception

Prepare yourself as this year's chefs include:


  • Craig Strong - Studio at Montage Laguna Beach

  • Lee Smith - Montage Laguna Beach

  • Suzanne Goin - Lucques, Los Angeles

  • Alan Wong- Alan Wong’s Restaurant, Honolulu

  • Floyd Cardoz- North End Grill, New York

  • William Bradley - Addison at the Grand Del Mar

  • Michael Voltaggio - ink., Los Angeles

  • Jennifer Carroll - Concrete Blonde


Tickets are available beginning at $150 for the Celebrity Chef Tasting from 4 to 7 p.m. and $250 to join in the VIP "Meet The Chefs" Reception from 4 to 9 p.m.  You can also purchase a Western Regional Passport allowing entrance to this and more events, for $500 with admission granted between 4 and 9 p.m.  Please click here for ticket information

Ticket sales and all funds raised will be used to fight childhood hunger in Orange County.  Specific charities posed to benefit are the Community Action Partnership of Orange County, Father Serra’s Food Pantry at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, and Second Harvest Orange County Food Bank, along with Share Our Strength.