Monday June 22, 2009
The event, which includes silent auctions of luxury items such as stays at mountain retreats, is a fundraiser for the historic former school turned performance and arts center.
"Our neighborhood restaurants are very generous to us; they donate 500 individual servings of their food for the Taste," said Cindy Adelberg, executive director of the Clifton Center. "The food tables are spread out throughout the center: some on the stage and some downstairs. People get to see a lot of this beautiful building," which is the former St. Francis of Rome School.
Participating restaurants include Bourbons Bistro (oysters Rockefeller); Porcini (tortellini alla matricianna); The Irish Rover (grilled chicken with asparagus); Basa Restaurant (grilled lemongrass-crusted pork); The Grape Leaf (spanakopita); L&N Bistro (shrimp and grits); North End Cafe (omelets); Volare (lamb slyders); Zen Garden (tomato dill soup); and Caffe Classico (empanadas de copetin). The event will include a cash bar serving wine and beer, and local coffee vendors also will be on hand.
Tickets are $40 and routinely sell out before the event starts. So to get yours, visit cliftoncenter.org or call 896-8480.