I put up pics from this year's Taste of the Nation, which I volunteered at, if anyone's interested. If you went, I'd love to hear your comments.
My favorite of the night was Tuscany Grill's panna cottas, especially the fennel panna cotta with candied fennel.
A close second was probably the mussells from Ken's Place -- a luscious sauce and butter mussells. It may have not been my second favorite flavor, but normally I don't like mussells, but these were really good.
You can read more comments here on my food blog (pics are in the link below):