Somehow, I’m slowly turning into a foodie. I blame my friends Tracy and Rob for this because they always know where to go and what to order. They introduced me to so many great places, like Trattoria il Centro (try the Quattro Stagioni Pizza), Pachinko Parlor (I love the Crab Rangoon roll – and all rolls are half price M-F from 4-6 p.m.), Red Prime Steak (they have great $3 appetizers during happy hour) and Big Truck Tacos (I’m addicted to the Thunder Burrito with mango-chutney sauce).
I’m happy to say that I’m able to return the favor to my two friends by getting them tickets to Chefs’ Feast. This food and wine tasting event features more than 30 restaurants, including the four I mentioned above, and features a ton of culinary creations that will satisfy any foodie’s pallet.
The great thing about this event, in addition to the complimentary wine tasting, is that each restaurant provides three different and tasty items for patrons try. Last year, some of my favorite dishes at the Cowboy-themed event included:
- Chocolate Tortelloni with White Chocolate Zuppa
- Sagebread Cornbread with Gruyere Cheese and Green Chili
- Applewood Smoked Quail with Cream Cheese Grits
- Smoked Duck Confit Spring Roll with Spicy Mango Chili Sauce
I can’t wait to see what the chefs create for the tropical-themed event this year! March 31st can’t get here soon enough. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, buy them now before they run out at www.regionalfoodbank.org. It’s going to be an event you don’t want to miss, and all proceeds are going to help the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids backpack program.