Featured Event of the Month
If you’ve never been to TASTE, the local food and drink festival hosted by our friends at Durham Magazine and Chapel Hill Magazine, this is the year to go.
Just as the Durham restaurant scene has grown so much over the past few years, so too, has TASTE the event. 2017 is their biggest year yet, with not just one, but TWO Grand Taste Experiences (keep reading for a chance to win tickets to the regional event!), and several intimate dinners and classes planned.
The four-day festival starts on April 20, 2017 with the popular Grand Taste Experience at the Durham Armory where over 30 of the Triangle’s best chefs/restaurants, artisans and beverage purveyors provide guests with the most delicious samples you can imagine.
I love having the chance to sample and see so much culinary talent under one roof, such as Andrea Reusing from The Durham Hotel, Mike Lee from M Sushi, John May from Piedmont, and Ricky Moore from Saltbox Seafood. I always make sure to allow for plenty of time to pace myself so I can stop by every single table and try what each chef has carefully prepared and presented.
Live music on the stage adds to the spirited and social ambiance…who doesn’t love the chance to gather over great food in this city? My favorite part is mingling with other local foodies and trying to decide which tables are the night’s favorites (never an easy choice).
The next few days of the festival are followed by smaller classes on interesting topics like cider, whole hog barbecue, and wine vs. beer. There is even a tacos and tequila night planned at Dos Perros and a jazz brunch at NanaSteak.
On Saturday (April 22) afternoon, for the first time, there will be a second Grand Taste Event! This one will include well-known chefs, restaurants and purveyors beyond the Triangle region. So, if you’re ready to explore more of what our savory state has to offer, this is a fantastic introduction. Better yet, how about the chance to win a pair of tickets to this event?
Bites of Bull City has teamed up to give one lucky reader a pair of tickets to the Regional Grand Taste Event on April 22, 2017 from 12-2:30 p.m. at The Durham Armory. You can earn up to eight entries via the methods below. (Contest ends Saturday, March 11th.) Good luck and happy eating!
If you didn’t win, don’t worry, you can still save 10% on ANY of Taste’s 2017 events with coupon code “bites”