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“Taste of San Diego – East” 2023
Save the date for our 14th Annual “Taste of San Diego – East” – Monday, June 26th!
The Chamber’s 14th annual popular “foodie” event is set for Monday, June 26. 2023. This special evening where guests can “eat their hearts out” will happen between 4:30-8 p.m. at the newly renovated Town & Country Hotel in Mission Valley. The popularity and crowd of this annual event has outgrown the La Mesa Community Center, where it was held for the first 10 years. So, make plans to join us and “Taste, Savor and Mingle” in one ballroom, with plenty of room to stroll throughout the food and business vendor tables. Enjoy great food samplings, free prizes from business sponsors/vendors, a silent auction and raffles during this fun-filled evening.
DATE: Monday, June 26, 2023
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sponsor Tasting: 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
VIP Tasting: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
General Admission Tasting: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Town and Country San Diego
500 Hotel Circle North in Mission Valley (MAP)
VIP Tasting: $60 for 3 hours of tasting from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
General Admission: $40 for 2 hours of tasting from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT DOOR.
Please note: This is a 21-years of age or older event.
Beverages: Ticket pricing does NOT include beverages. A no-host full-service bar is available in the ballroom for your convenience.
For details or questions, call (619) 465-7700 or email email@example.com.
◆ UNLIMITED visits to ALL food vendors!
◆ Complimentary parking for ALL ticket holders!
◆ Visit business vendors and be entered to WIN PRIZES!
The 2023 Food & Beverage Lineup (to date):
Bella Bello by Shamrock Foods
Brew Coffee Spot
Claim Jumper Steakhouse & Bar
Duke’s Old Fashioned Onion Burgers
Hooleys Public House
Lantern Crest Senior Living
Los Pinos Taco Shop
Pick Up Stix
Steele 94 Restaurant Bar
Special Thank You to Our Sponsors (to date):
American Medical Response (AMR)
Kirk Paving, Inc.
Crème De La Crème Sponsors:
Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World
Lily’s Manufactured Homes
Local Umbrella Media
Cabrillo Credit Union
Bon Appétit Sponsors:
Amanda Hammett Insurance & Financial Services – State Farm
California Coast Credit Union – La Mesa
Fully Promoted EmbroidMe La Mesa
La Mesa Courier
Mattia Law, APLC
Nightwalker Caverns Escape Room Adventures
North Island Credit Union
San Diego Living Real Estate
Bob Walker Photography
Kostedt Design & Marketing
Event Artistic Designer:
La Mesa Floral Design Shoppe
Fady Events of San Diego
Event Media Partner:
Town and Country San Diego
Vendor Water Sponsor:
Sycuan Casino Resort
“Taste of San Diego – East” – Oh, What a Night!
The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce’s annual food related event that was retooled and renamed several years ago to the “Taste of San Diego – East” was a night to remember! Diets were not allowed on Monday, July 18th as guests feverishly waited to enter the Pacific Ballroom at the Town and Country Hotel for their opportunity to “eat their hearts out” and sample delectable items prepared by the chefs and their staff for this special evening. This annual food-related event entertains over 450 people and this year we again were able to entertain people in the 13,000 square foot ballroom. The delight of the attendees was obvious, as they grazed from table to table sampling the signature dishes prepared with perfection by the chefs and their staff. The crowd rushed into the ballroom to the aroma of freshly grilled meats, fresh pulled pork, platters of chocolate covered fruits, braised chicken, freshly baked pies, ice cream macarons, grilled mushrooms, lasagna, pasta salads, seasoned chicken with an array of sauces, delectable mini desserts and chocolate covered fruits and more! As the song says, “Oh, What a Night!”
Many of the crowd took a break before continuing their feasting journey and talked with friends and visited the silent auction tables, took part in the Opportunity Drawing, or just hung out before beginning round two or three of samplings. The pandemic has taken a toll on the restaurant and food industry, and we are grateful to those food providers who could join us during these trying times. Guests were able to win valuable door prizes from the business vendors. That was the only time the room was quiet, as guests waited to hear their name called for those prizes OR to listen for their number to be called for the Opportunity Drawing.
Photos courtesy of www.CeCePhoto.com and Eviezphotography.com.
Photos courtesy of Sandra Small/ Photographer, www.CeCePhoto.com and Rippee Photography.