I was invited to participate in a media preview of the event and I came away thinking … wow, this is a really good deal and a great way to spend an evening or two.
Here’s a taste of what’s being offered at the participating venues.
The Cheese Course: Italian cheese tasting with Italian wine.
Dubliner: Shepherd’s Pie with Guinness Mac & Cheese paired with Black Velvet (Guinness+Cider).
JAZZIZ: Poached Main Lobster on Kobocha squash risotto with Newton’s Cure (gin, wine, honey, aromatics).
Kapow!: Banh Mi Vietnamese pork sandwich with Spicy Lover (tequila, cucumber, lime juice).
Karma Sushi: Chicken Pot Stickers and Super Tuscan wine.
Max’s Grille: Shrimp Ceviche with Sanguigno Jalapeño Margarita.
Tanzy: Meatball and Garlic Crostini with Whipped Ricotta. Beverage is Pineapple Mint Illegito Mojito.
Racks: Ahi Tuna Tacos and Retail Therapy (Rain Honey Mango Melon Vodka, Triple Sec).
Truluck’s: Pacific Stone Crab with Cava sparkling wine.
Uncle Julio’s: Shrimp and Mango Guacamole served with Spiced Mango Passion Margarita.
Villagio: Beef Carpaccio and Birra Dolce Vita, a smooth Italian brew.
Note: These are bite and sip size offerings but they do add up — drink responsibly.
Tickets: $30 (includes one tasting and select beverage as noted) during event. In addition, you get a special discount booklet for future savings at participating restaurants. Click here to get tickets to event, then click ‘online’ and enter ‘tastemakers’. (Yes, they could have made it easier.)