It’s almost here! The TASTE to benefit the Food Bank of Larimer County is only a few weeks away. This is one of my favorite food events of the year. I often call it “food prom of Fort Collins” because just about everyone in our local food industry is there to eat, drink, have fun and raise money for a great cause, all while dressed in cocktail dresses and sport coats. It’s one of the few times Fort Collins finds a reason to dress up. And if there’s anything I love more than sipping cocktails and nibbling on delicious foods, it’s doing it in heels and a cocktail dress while I’m at it.
Feasting Fort Collins is sponsoring The TASTE for the seventh year in a row, and I’m happy to do it year over year over year. I’ll be writing about the event for the next few weeks and attending the event as well. Each year I get a chance to chat with readers over plates of delicious food with a wine or beer in hand, and helping you learn how to support the Food Bank in the process.
The Taste is a bit different this year, being held in the fall rather than the spring, and at a brand new location. The 2017 Taste Benefit will take place on September 14th at the Fort Collins Marriott and will feature a new club-style setting in the outdoor pavilion, a larger auction space and check-in area, and a VIP lounge with exclusive food and drink offerings. Thanks to the generosity of their sponsors, 100% of every ticket sold supports the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs.
Participating Restaurants this year are:
Beverages will be provided by:
Republic National Distributing Company
The Taste Benefit
Thursday, September 14
Marriott Fort Collins
350 E. Horsetooth Rd.
6 – 9 pm (VIP 5 pm)
$100 VIP Ticket
$75 General Admission Ticket
Cocktail Party Attire