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Last Call To Get Tickets for 4th Annual Taste of MetroWest

Event is Tuesday, March 25 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center.

Credit: La Cantina Italiana
Credit: La Cantina Italiana
By Susan Petroni

With more than 65 exhibitors, this year’s Taste of MetroWest is the largest one yet by the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.

Sponsored by Framingham State University and MassBay Community College, the Taste will be held tomorrow, March 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center. There is plenty of free parking and free shuttle service will be provided, courtesy of Knights Limousine to help guests arrive with plenty of energy to eat. 

“With help from the MetroWest Tourism and Visitor’s Bureau we were able to expand our marketing of this event and expect to draw even more people from the Boston and Worcester markets to further showcase our fine establishments here in MetroWest” said MetroWest Chamber CEO & President Bonnie Biocchi.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample food and beverages from more than 45 restaurants and caterers and food and beverage purveyors who will be competing in the “Best of MetroWest – People’s Choice” award competition. Attendees will cast their votes for the best entrée, appetizer, dessert, beverage and presentation. Last year, more than 1,000 people attend the Taste of MetroWest.

On board to serve for the 4th Annual Taste are American Girl, Bin End Wines - Needham, Deluxe Depot Diner, The Boston Beer Company, Bolton Street Tavern, Brooklyn Water Bagels, Charter Oak Country Club, Chocolate Therapy, Cookie Lady Treats, Cold Stone Creamery, Costco, Creative Entertaining by Roche Bros., Culinary Underground, Deluxe Depot Diner, Dorset European Bakery & Cafe, Dzian Gallery, Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, Framingham Beer Works, Fresh City, Giuseppe's Grill, Harvard Sweet Boutique, Heritage at Framingham, Honey Baked Ham, Jack's Abby Brewing, La Cantina Italiana, The Melting Pot, MetroWest Medical Center, NM Cafe-Natick-Neiman Marcus, The Outback, Papa Razzi, Pepper's Catering, Polar Beverages, Red Barn Coffee Roasters, Samba West , The Sheraton Framingham, Soul of India, Sweet Lydia’s, SkyBokx 109, Tavolino, Tomasso Trattoria, The Verve, and Wachusett Brewing. 

“We are delighted that again this year, the Chamber will showcase a rising star in the restaurant world," said Chamber Chair of the Board Kevin Foley.  "Chef Nick Wilson of Guy’s Grocery Games fame and Executive Chef at The Cottage in Chestnut Hill, will take center stage for a cooking demonstration. Chef Wilson will dazzle guests with a healthy bites for an active lifestyle, adding yet another dimension to our event."

In addition to partaking in all the great food and beverages, the Taste provides opportunities to explore the region. Stop by the Community Partner booths to get an additional flavor of the region. Participants include: Bay Path Elder Services, Better Business Bureau Marlborough, Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest, Carmel Terrace, Century Health Systems / Natick Visiting 
Nurse Association, Family Promise MetroWest, Fountain Street Studios, Habitat for Humanity, ITN Greater Boston, Natick Service Council, Marian High School, MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, Leadership MetroWest, MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau , MetroWest YMCA, Rotary Club of Framingham, Salvation Army, South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), and United Way of Tri-County.

“One of the unique things about this event, which differentiates it from other Tastings, is that we offer space to our community non-profits. This provides a valuable service in that it increases visibility for organizations that are doing important and much needed work they are doing throughout the region to enhance the quality of life here,” said Lemonia Mironidis, incoming Chair of the Board of the MetroWest Chamber.

Tickets are $28, if purchased by noon tomorrow (March 25) at  
www.tasteofmetrowest.org. After noon, tickets will be $40 at the door.

The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit business advocacy, community and economic development association committed to the support of its members' growth and success and the development of a positive economic climate in the MetroWest region, based in Framingham.

The Chamber serves the communities of Ashland, Bellingham Dover, Franklin, Framingham, Holliston, Hopedale,Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Medfield, Medway, Milford, Millis, Natick, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough and Weston.

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