DURHAM — Tickets are on sale for the annual Taste of Durham, a popular event that sold out last year.
The 22nd annual library fundraiser will be held 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Durham Public Library, organized by the Public Association of Library Supporters’ (PALS).
The event, for ages 21 and older, is capped at 350 people. Tickets are $37, a slight increase of $2 since last year, and include three drink tickets.
Pat Murawski, PALS president, said the ticket price increase was “a recent decision based on increased costs of managing the event.”
Taste of Durham features food sampling and beer and wine tasting. Several new restaurants will represent the region this year, including Alyssa’s Cakery of Wallingford, the Cooking Company of Middletown, Jon Good Chocolates of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Hot Scream ice cream of Cheshire.
“We have quite a few more sweet confections than we’ve had in the past,” Murawski said.
Past entertainers will return, with pianist Bruce Schmottlach playing on the upper level and Peter Magrane and the Drive-By Blues Band on the lower level.
PALS uses funds raised from Taste of Durham to provide programs, equipment and services beyond the town library budget.
Tickets can be purchased at www.tasteofdurhamct.com and will be available at the door. A free shuttle will be available from the Strong Middle School parking lot.
Taste of Durham participating restaurants
Alyssa’s Cakery, of Wallingford
Artie’s Bar and Grill
Brenda’s Main Street Feed (take-home pet treats)
The Cooking Company, of Middletown
Durham Wine and Spirits
David Alan Hospitality Group, of Middletown
El Pulpo Restaurant and Tapas Bar, of Southington/Middletown
Golden House Chinese Restaurant
Hachi 8, of Middletown
Haveli India, of Middletown
ION Restaurant, of Middletown
Hot Scream ice cream, of Cheshire
Jon Good Chocolates, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Kim’s Cottage Confections
Little Rooster Liquors (wine tasting)
Perk on Main
Sweet Harmony Cafe and Bakery, of Middletown
Time Out Taverne
Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel, of Middlefield
Tschudin Chocolates, of Middletown