Chamber of Commerce holds 18th annual Taste of Warwick

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:17

WARWICK — Although it followed an unusual series of rainstorms, the weather was near perfect as guests enjoyed the 18th annual Taste of Warwick on Tuesday evening, Sept. 13. Approximately 280 tickets were sold and with clear skies and comfortable evening temperatures guests had a choice of outdoor seating on a newly constructed 4000 square-foot patio or mingling with friends in the huge tent while sampling gourmet dishes and wine. Everyone also enjoyed the music of multi-talented singer and songwriter E’lissa Jones. Each year the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce holds A Taste of Warwick as a showcase of the region’s best restaurant chefs, caterers, markets, florists and wine merchants. The event takes place on the picturesque grounds of the Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery. And, as the Taste of Warwick highlights local cuisine, it also contributes to a sense of community. Gold sponsors this year were St. Anthony Community Hospital, The Aspen Companies and WVT Communications. The Silver sponsors were Seely & Durland and Maines Paper & Food Services, Inc. And Bronze Sponsors were Coppola Services, Inc. and Sussex Bank. This year’s participating restaurants, caterers and other contributors included Black Dirt Gourmet, Blarney Station, Breezy Point Inn, Chumley’s BBQ & Catering Co., Clearview Vineyards, Dautaj, Eddie’s Roadhouse, Fav’s Treatery, Fetch Bar & Grill, Grappa Market, G’s Restaurant, Harvest Grill at Pennings Farm Market, Inn at Long Pond, Iron Forge Inn, Jean-Claude Bakery & Dessert Café, Kites Restaurant, La Petite Cuisine, Landmark Inn, Lisa’s Cookie Shop, Noble Pies, Peck’s Wine & Spirits, ShopRite of Warwick, Sweetbriar’s, Trattoria Viviano, Village Buzz Café and Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery. The Taste of Warwick Florists were Corwin Florist and Scheurermann Farms and Greenhouses. “We appreciate all those who participate and who take time away from their own businesses to make our annual Taste of Warwick a success,” said Michael Johndrow, executive director of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce. “We urge everyone in our community to support them.” - Roger Gavan