Taste of the Kootenays is back!

By Contributor
August 3rd, 2014

This mouth watering event is back! Taste of The Kootenays is back and with a more flavourful twist- What was an event to showcase local cuisine is now to showcase regional Kootenay cuisine along with Chamber of Commerce Business Members.

“This extremely popular event started many years ago as a Rossland Resort Association fundraiser and was called Taste Around Town. It featured amazing local restaurants and specials but the options were dine-in only. In 2009 we changed the event format and grew the Taste of Rossland moving to a larger venue and became a tasting/sipping/mingling event” explains Julie Parker, TASTE event planner and the executive director at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce.

“THIS year we are reaching for the stars and inviting not only our Rossland Chamber food and beverage & business members, but regional food and beverage businesses as well. We are also partnering with Golden City Days to make this event a fantastic family finale to the weekend long celebrations in town Sept 5th, 6th and 7th 2014.”

This wildly popular event gives people the opportunity to experience “small bites” of food from a variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes and local wine and beer makers who will be offering their finest tastings off their menus. There will also be some live music, door prizes and the Grande Finale Golden City Days Basket Draw will be held at TASTE on Sunday Sept 7th.

“It’s a lot of fun to attend, mingle, sip, slurp and bite your way through the room. Our Rossland Chamber event has become more and more popular each year since 2009 with other communities and groups asking us for tips to do their own TASTE events…… The best part for me is to see people come through the room and realize there’s so much more left to try…then go back for another lap”……. Parker describes.

This year’s event will be on the last day of The Golden City Days Event in Rossland, Sunday Sept 7th from 4-8pm at the Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland. The space has been booked to accommodate more vendors and the greater numbers of people. Live music will be performed.

The family friendly event will no doubt be a hit with admission of $5.00 for adults, 12 and under $2.00 (food and beverage tokens $1.00 each with most bites or sips between 1-3 tokens each)

For up to date information, please visit www.rossland.com/home, Facebook. For questions and queries contact the Rossland Chamber of Commerce at 250-362-5666.

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