Savory and Sweet [IMAGE GALLERY]

From gluten-free crab cakes, to sushi, to pulled pork sandwiches, to a French toast cupcake topped with bacon, there was something for everyone at the 2nd Annual Taste of MetroWest.

More than a 1,000 people attended the , sponsored by the , at the Tuesday night.

Chamber CEO & President Bonnie Biocchi said more than 500 tickets were pre-sold.

with its elaborate ice sculpture won best presentation of the night.

The Verve at Crowne Plaza in Natick won for for its pear and mascarpone appetizer (best appetizer) and Violet martini (best beverage).

Best entree went to Pepper's Fine Catering in Northborough for its coffee-crusted turkey tenderloin with roasted root vegetables.

Best dessert went to Frosted Cupcake bakery in Mendon, who not only served cupcakes but cake pops, truffles and frosting shots.

There was something for everyone, and we couldn't find anyone who wasn't satisfied.

Longfellow's Wayside Inn of Sudbury was serving the mouth-watering gluten-free crab cakes.

Sue Rubel, owner and cheesemaker of Nobscot Artisan Cheese, offered samples of her latest cheese spreads.

served mini banana creme pies along with a savory offering.

Tomasso Trattoria in Southborough cooked fresh Mushroom risotto for those who stopped by their booth.

Greens, with marinated shrimp and fresh pineapple, attracted attendees to the booth.

Marlborough's Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar served a delicate grilled scallop over greens.

The served traditional Shepherd's pie and a puffed pastry filled with turkey.

Pejamajo Cafe, located in Holliston, was serving its signature crepes filled with coconut pastry creme, fresh pineapple and toasted coconut.

, served a couple of different flavors of chicken. The sesame was very tasty.

There was plenty off drink offerings. Che's Beer & Wine in Ashland was serving a riesling that went well with the sushi offered at Ten-Ichi Dynamic Kitchen & Bar of Natick. It had one of the longest lines of the event.

There was craft brews from of Framingham, vanilla orange seltzer from Polar beverages and a Gosling's Dark n' Stormy, a rum punch and Ginger beer concoction from A Knight of Toasting.

Sweet Alternatives in Natick was offering up its chocolate cake as best dessert, but in my opinion the Chai salted caramel cake was too-die-for.

The Frosted Cupcake Bakery in Mendon was a popular last stop for many. Besides a traditional red velvet cupcake, there was a samoas cupcake (think Girl Scout cookie), a rosewater flavored cupcake and a French Toast cupcake topped with with cooked bacon.

Thanks to Charlie Pasewark of Photography in Motion for this slideshow of photos.


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