On Sunday, April 27th, The 7th Annual Taste of the Town & County will once again be set around downtown Chestertown’s iconic fountain. Festival goers can sampling the dishes of local chefs – from crab soup and oysters to pulled pork, bangers and mash, and chocolate bread pudding. An additional feature is, “Diced! A Local Food Challenge,” patterned after the popular cable TV show “Chopped.”
Participating restaurant include The Kitchen at Rock Hall, Brooks Tavern, Fish Whistle, the Imperial Hotel, Luisa’s Café, Two Tree Restaurant, Uncle Charlie’s Bistro, Procolino’s Italian Eatery, Evergrain Bread Company, Lemon Leaf Café, the Inn at Osprey Point, Little Village Bakery, Chef Sabrina Sexton, paired with Colchester Farm CSA, Luisa’s Café, O’Connor’s Pub, The Grill Meister Gunner Roe, and My Best Friend Personal Chef & Couture Bakery. A complete list of participating restaurants can be found at tasteofchestertown.com.
The “Diced!” chefs will demonstrate preparing an appetizer, entrée and desert from a “mystery basket” made up of ingredients donated by local farmers. Farmers will be on hand to discuss their products as well.
Local wines from Crow Winery & Vineyard, and Cassinelli Winery will be available for purchase, as well as beer from 16 Mile Brewery. Don’t forget to peruse the many items offered for the raffle and silent auction.
Festival goers are encouraged to come early to see the 6th Annual Paint the Town Quick Draw competition from 10:00 to 11:00. Over fifty painters from over the East Coast are participating in this year’s four day plein air event culminating in a Quick Draw competition on Sunday morning.
Taste of the Town is sponsored by the Downtown Chestertown Association (DCA). Funds from the event have contributed significant donations to the Community Food Pantry, the Kent County Culinary Arts Program at the high school, and downtown Chestertown’s Curb Appeal program. The DCA is committed to maintaining a viable historic business district as an integral part of the quality of life that makes Kent County special.
Advance passes for Taste of the Town will be available through April 25, and may be purchased online at tasteofchestertown.com or at The Finishing Touch, located at 311 High Street in downtown Chestertown. Additional locations are listed on the website.
The $15 advance pass can be redeemed at the door for $15 in food and raffle tickets. Admission at the door is $15 for $12 in tickets. Tasting dishes range from 1 to 3 tickets. For additional information, visit the website or call 443 480 1987.