Photos By Sandra Small Photographer.
On June 11th, the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosted the 10th Annual “Taste of La Mesa.” Hundreds of guests strolled through both sides of the La Mesa Community Center, with food displays and sponsors staged throughout the entire facility. People could eat their hearts out from over 25 restaurants, coffee stations and caterers, while sipping wines from seven different wineries/wine partners, as well as enjoy a cold beer from premier beer sponsor, Samuel Adams. As guests entered, they were tantalized by the aroma of the grills preparing freshly-grilled sliders from The Hills Local Pub, savoring the smell of fresh braised short ribs, sausages, foods from around the world and delectable desserts, including ice cream sundaes. VIP ticket holders entering at 5 p.m. were afforded an “up close and personal” visit with the restaurants and vendors as they walked around the rooms and filled their plates with their first samplings of delicious foods. At 6 p.m. the General Admission ticket holders joined the crowd and the party rocked on! All ticket holders could visit the restaurants of their choice, as many times as they wished – no limit on their visits – making this a unique tasting experience. Just when people thought they had their fill, they were tempted to try samples of tasty desserts like fresh apple pies, peach cobbler, chocolate bacon cake and of course – new to the Taste this year – ice cream sundaes. These fabulous desserts completed the evening.
There is nothing better than the winning combination of putting great people together in an interactive setting, with good conversation and then adding delicious food – this makes for a winning recipe and made the 10th Annual Taste of La Mesa, the true “feast in the east.”
We would like to thank the following food and beverage providers who took part in this year’s “Taste” and “ignited” the evening with their delicious samplings that delighted our guests: