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‘Taste of San Diego – East’ serves up a celebration of flavors

Another great Taste is in the bag!

At 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 3 the trucks, vans and vehicles could be heard rolling into the parking lot at the Town and Country Hotel for the “Taste of San Diego – East” produced by the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce. 

This new venue was needed, due to the need for a larger location that could entertain the crowd for this popular annual food related event. Once there, the chefs were busy with their staff preparing the food items in readiness for the guests that began arriving at 5 p.m.

Once the doors opened, the crowd rushed into the Golden Ballroom to the aroma of the various items prepared for this special evening.

“Oh, What a Night!” 

There were platters of freshly carved meats and cheeses, freshly cooked pulled pork sandwiches, lasagna, grilled meat for a wonderful taste treat, a variety of sheet cakes for sampling, chicken braised with syrup and other flavors, pizza, freshly baked carrot cakes, chilled desserts, fresh shrimp cocktail, samplings of other delectable items that satisfied the palate of everyone in the room. 

The “groan” could be heard as people went from food station to food station, trying to sample as much as they could before they had to take a break and rest from their feeding frenzy. 

No one was disappointed.

A huge thank you to the following who prepared their items with love and attention to satisfy this year’s crowd: Anthony’s Fish Grotto, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, BO-beau kitchen + garden, Brew Coffee Spot, Brigantine Restaurant of La Mesa, Café Carmel Bakery, Cali Comfort BBQ, Dream Dinners, Eccentric International Chefs, Edible Arrangements, Hooleys Public House, Lantern Crest Senior Living, Little Roma, Los Pinos Taco Shop, Marie Callender’s, Outback Steakhouse – Mission Valley, Pick Up Stix, Ranch Events, Red Lobster, Surf Rider Pizza Co., Sycuan Casino Resort,Terra American Bistro, The Hills Local Pub, and Valley Farm Market.

The Presenting Sponsor for this fun and food-filled evening was EDCO.

They were joined by: Supporting Sponsors: Barona Resort & Casino, Kirk Paving, Inc., SDG&E, Crème De La Crème Sponsors: American Medical Response, Sycuan Casino Resort, Gourmet Sponsor – Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World, Bon Appetite Sponsors: AT&T, Berg Taxes, California Coast Credit Union – La Mesa, Dignity Memorial, Marque Urgent Care,  Nightwalker Caverns, San Diego County Credit Union – La Mesa, San Diego Eye Professionals, Smart Home Alarm, SMIB Management, The Hills Local Pub, The Kitzman Family and Westmont of La Mesa. The Media Sponsor, Discovering My City Magazine was joined by Logistical Sponsor Town and Country Hotel and Audio-Sound Sponsor, Studio M.I.F.

The Newspaper Media Partner was Local Umbrella Media/La Mesa Village News with all printing sponsored by AAA Imaging and graphics designed by Kostedt Design & Marketing. 

The evening was captured by CeCe Photos, Rippee Photography and Sandra Small Photographer, with an interactive video of the evening produced by Community Spectrum.


Source: East County Californian

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