Taste of the Town celebrated its 10th anniversary on May 7. From noon to 3:00 pm, Fountain Park was filled with guests enjoying samples from 18 local vendors. There were food and drinks from an even dozen restaurants plus four wineries and one brewery. This is the first year that the vineyards and brewery participated – a welcome addition to a popular Chestertown tradition.
Co-chairs Tara Holste and Andy Goddard did a great job organizing the event. About 250 people from all over the region filled the tent in Fountain Park. The tent even had a large sunlight section in its roof. Attendees voted for their favorites in three categories:
Attendees voted for their favorites in three categories: Most Creative – Best Use of Local Ingredients – Most Flavorful. Ballots are currently being tabulated. So stay tuned for the results of these People’s Choice awards.
The Whistle Stop Winery was one of five wineries at the event. Also present were the Clovelly Vineyards, Crow Vineyard & Winery, Dove Valley Winery, and Olney Winery. Beer lovers got to sample the wares from the Bull and Goat Brewery.
Participating restaurants were Barbara’s On the Bay, Chester River Yacht & Country Club, Evergrain Bakery, Figg’s Ordinary, Fish Whistle, The Kitchen at the Imperial, Lemon Leaf Cafe, Little Village Bakery, Lockbriar Farms, Luisa’s Cucina Italiana, O’Connor’s Irish Pub and Procollino’s Italian Eatery. Serving wines were Clovelly Vineyards, Crow Vineyard & Winery, Dove Valley Winery, Olney Winery and Whistle Stop Winery. Beer drinkers could sample the products of Bull & Goat Brewery.
There were over 20 raffle prizes that covered a wide range of items, including gift certificates to many restaurants and local stores, two tickets to any Garfield Center for the Arts production, a hanging basket from Unity Church Hill Nursery, and a jar of goodies from Gabriel’s of Chestertown.
Taste of the Town is presented by the Downtown Chestertown Association with the help of many volunteers and generous sponsors. Tech support was provided by Butch Clark. For more information see Taste of Chestertown, Downtown Chestertown Association (DCA), Chestertown.com.