Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation 2004 is scheduled for Thursday, April 29th at the Hynes Convention Center. From 6:30-9:30pm, sample tasty little morsels from more than 80 of the Boston area’s restaurants, wineries and breweries in one of the country’s foremost culinary fundraisers. Tickets cost $75 in advance and $85 at door. There are also special VIP tickets for $125, which will gain the bearer admittance to a special VIP reception starting at 5:30pm. Some of the restaurants scheduled to participate include Ariadne Restaurant & Bar, Azure, Blackfin, The Blue Room, Caffe Umbra, Craige Street Bistro, Dedo, EVOO, Finale, Grotto, Hamersley’s, Icarus, Julien at the Langham Hotel, Le Soir, Pigalle, Redbones, Sage and Sandrine’s. Call 617.267.1187 to purchase your tickets and check the Taste of the Nation website for more details and a complete list of participating restaurants.