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Downtown Boulder’s culinary extravaganza is back for its third year on April 22
[Boulder, CO] March 26, 2012 – Taste of Pearl marks a unique collaboration between Downtown Boulder boutiques, some of Boulder’s most celebrated chefs and the state’s thriving wine industry. The event features a delectable array of offerings from 15 local restaurants paired with 15 Colorado wineries. On Sunday, April 22 attendees will stroll along Pearl Street – in and out of well known businesses - while tantalizing their taste buds with offerings from some of Boulder’s most well recognized and award winning restaurants and sipping on Colorado wines produced from Boulder to the Western Slope.
After its wildly successful debut in 2010, Taste of Pearl received the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence – Best Promotional Event in 2011 from Downtown Colorado, Inc. This year, the event will feature past participants as well as a handful of new participating hosts (Barbara & Company and GoLite), new participating restaurants (Aji Latin American Restaurant, Pizzeria Locale, Riff’s Urban Fare & Ted’s Montana Grill), and new participating wineries (Garfield Estates & Mountain View Winery).
"There is truly nothing else quite like this event," said Sean Maher, executive director of Downtown Boulder, Inc. "So many people love it because strolling Pearl Street is such a unique experience compared to most food and wine festivals." Event Director, Anna Salim added, “It’s great to see the collaboration between the restaurants, the locations & the wineries during this event. The feedback from attendees has been phenomenal.”
Tickets for Taste of Pearl are $60 (includes the food and wine tastings and souvenir wine glass & wine bag) and can be purchased online now at http://www.tasteofpearl.com. The past two years, the event has reached its capacity at 500 attendees and DBI predicts another sell out again this year. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase wine from the participating wineries and a wine check valet system will be in place during the event.
A portion of the events proceeds will benefit the Emergency Family Assistance Association (efaa), a local non-profit helping those in Broomfield and Boulder counties whose immediate need for food, shelter and other basic necessities cannot adequately be met by other means, and supports their efforts toward financial stability or self-sufficiency. http://efaa.org/ Over the past two years, Taste of Pearl has raised over $15,000 to support efaa’s mission.
Taste of Pearl is presented by Flatirons Bank and supported by the Daily Camera, 5280 Magazine, Eco Products, Eldorado Natural Spring Water and produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc.
Complete list of Taste of Pearl participants (in alphabetical order. Pairings will not be released until attendees check in the day of the event):
Hosts: Art & Soul Gallery, Art Source International, Barbara & Company, Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery, Boulder Book Store, Common Era, Earthwood Gallery, GoLite, Lilli, MomentuM, Pedestrian Shops, SmithKlein Gallery, Starr’s Clothing, Weekends, Wenger Swiss Army Store.
Restaurants: Aji Latin American Restaurant, Black Cat, Brasserie Ten Ten, Centro, Flagstaff House, Frasca Food & Wine, Mateo, The Med, OAK at Fourteenth, The Pinyon, Pizzeria Locale, Riff’s Urban Fare, SALT, Ted’s Montana Grill, West End Tavern.
Wineries: Augustina’s Winery, Balistreri Vineyards, Bookcliff Vineyards, Boulder Creek Winery, Ciatano Winery, Garfield Estates, Garrett Estate Cellars, Guy Drew Vineyards, Jack Rabbit Hill Winery, Mountain View Winery, Redstone Meadery, Settembre Cellars, Snowy Peaks Winery, Turquoise Mesa Winery, Verso Cellars.
About Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI)
Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to continued preservation and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community. We work to maintain downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure. DBI members support the overall vitality of downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors. Membership in Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is voluntary and open to any interested person or organization. (https://www.boulderdowntown.
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ATTACHED PHOTO CREDIT: Downtown Boulder (BoulderDowntown.com). More photos available. Please contact Terri Takata-Smith (email@example.com)
Terri Takata-Smith, Director of Marketing & Communications