Tickets Now On Sale For Taste

Benefiting Kidney Foundation Of Greater Chattanooga

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tickets are now available for Taste, a fundraising food event benefitting the Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area, featuring cuisine and couture from Chattanooga.  The event will be Thursday, March 6, from 5-8 p.m. at Stratton Hall.

With a $35 advance ticket ($40 at the door), guests will enjoy unlimited sampling from over 20-25 local restaurants plus one drink ticket to be used for beer, wine, or other non-alcoholic beverage. A cash bar with mixed drinks will also be available.   

This fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga provides support for their work of improving the lives of patients with kidney disease and the families who live with it.

Unlimited food sampling from eateries like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Hair of the Dog, Petunia’s Silver Jalapeno, Public House, Terra Mae and the new Beast + Barrel are just a few of the featured restaurants that make this event such a highlight for people who enjoy good food, said officials. Cooking demonstrations by area chefs are also an element of the evening.

 Whereas the main focus of the event will be on food and local restaurants, additional elements of Chattanooga culture will elevate the experience of the night as a whole. Local music by Ryan Oyer will set the tone, beginning with a relaxed ambiance and then building in energy as the evening progresses.  There will also be strolling models featuring fashions from Chattanooga boutiques. Local media personalities will emcee the event, engaging attendees and the chefs with questions and providing commentary.

Visit www.tastechatt.com for more information and to purchase tickets.     

Sponsors for Taste 2014 include BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Cornerstone Community Bank, Thompson Engineering, Sunny 92.3 and WRCB-TV3. 

                                                             


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