The XVth Annual Taste of Wethersfield benefit returns on Saturday, April 1st from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at The Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street, Wethersfield. The Keeney Center comes alive with the flavors and aromas of the area’s finest food and drink. Wendell Edwards, morning anchor for WFSB, will serve as the honorary event chair and master of ceremonies. As a resident of Wethersfield, he knows firsthand the importance of celebrating the local food culture, chefs, and restaurant owners and the boon that Wethersfield Historical Society is to the community.
Wendell will lend his expertise and enthusiasm to make this year’s Taste of Wethersfield the best yet. He will guide us through and evening of culinary delights, and help us celebrate everything that makes Wethersfield such a special place.
Long-time “Taste” favorites, the Hot Cat Jazz Band, will be on hand to provide the soundtrack for the evening’s festivities. The process of “Taste” remains the same: Attendees pay one admission and can try offerings from several local restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wine vendors, all under one roof. Samples of signature dishes and beverages are available at every station. All your local favorites will be there: Ascot Catering, Café Louise Catering, The Charles, The Cove Deli, Lucky Lou’s, Luna Pizza, River, Sammy’s Buy-Rite Liquors, ShopRite, Vito’s Restaurant, and Wood ‘n’ Tap, with many more additions arriving daily. Throughout the evening, a silent auction is conducted, offering guests the opportunity to bid on unique goods and services from local vendors. The online portion of the silent auction goes live on Saturday, March 25 at 1:00 pm. Click HERE to get an early look at the wares on the block and get a jump on the bidding.
“Taste” is a party for those 21 and over only. Tickets are on sale now. Purchased in advance, tickets are $35. At the door on the night of the event, the price jumps to $40. A $60 “Patron” ticket entitles the bearer to early admission (6:00 pm) with full access to all food and drink, as well as entry in the exclusive Patron drawing. ($25 of each “Patron” ticket purchased is tax deductible). Tickets can be purchased HERE or in person at the Wethersfield Historical Society’s office in the Old Academy at 150 Main Street, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday through Friday.
Taste of Wethersfield helps fund Wethersfield Historical Society’s free or low cost educational and cultural programming for children and adults. Generous corporate sponsors include Sammy’s Buy-Rite Liquors, City Fish Market, D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, Restaurant Supply, LLC, Shop Rite of Manchester, East Hartford, and Vernon, Shop-Rite Hardware II, INC, Wethersfield Travel, Double A Veterinary Hospital, The Borden Luxury Apartments, and more!
Participating Food Purveyors
Mike and Joan Munroe