Taste of Durham gears up for 22nd year

Taste of Durham gears up for 22nd year

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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.



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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

Cozy Corner

David Alan Hospitality Group, of Middletown

Durham Market

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

Lino’s Market

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


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