Taste Of Pearl Tickets Now On Sale

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Downtown Boulder's Taste of Pearl takes attendees on leisurely stroll along Boulder’s Pearl Street from one boutique (or gallery) to the next pampering their pallets in the heart of America's foodiest town

[Boulder, CO] March 3, 2015 – Tickets are now on sale for Downtown Boulder's sixth annual Taste of Pearl.  Happening on Sunday, April 19 from 2-6 p.m. , this year's event features not one but two restaurants who are semifinalists for the prestigious James Beard Award (the “Oscars” of the food world). Frasca Food and Wine is nominated for Outstanding Restaurant and OAK at Fourteenth ‘s Steven Redzikowski is nominated for Best Chef: Southwest.   The James Beard Foundation will announce winners in the spring. 

Joining Frasca and OAK as participants at this year’s Taste of Pearl are other trailblazers in Boulder’s culinary scene:  Aji Latin American Restaurant, Brasserie Ten Ten, Centro Latin Kitchen, Flagstaff House, Japango, Jax Fish House, Leaf Vegetarian, The Mediterranean, Pizzeria Locale, Riffs Urban Fare, SALT the Bistro, Spruce Farm & Fish and West End Tavern.

Taste of Pearl takes participants on a culinary sojourn around downtown Boulder.  Each restaurant will create a decadent sample-sized offering and will be paired with a Colorado winery.  What makes Taste of Pearl unique is that each tasting takes place in a downtown boutique or gallery.  Participants will receive a map at check-in that will guide them on this epicurean adventure.  (Pairings will be revealed the day of the event at check in.)

Participating Colorado Wineries: Aspen Peak Cellars, Augustina’s Winery, Avanti Winery, Balisteri Vineyards, Bookcliff Vineyards, Garfield Estates Winery, Garrett Estate Cellars, Grande River Vineyards, Kingman Estate Winery, Redstone Meadery, Settembre Cellars, Two Rivers Winery, Verso Cellars, What We Love The Winery and Wild Cider.

Host locations: Art + Soul Gallery, Art Source International, Athleta, Barbara & Company, Chelsea, Earthwood Gallery, Island Farm, Ku Cha House of Tea, Oliverde, Patagonia, Pedestrian Shops, Savory Spice Shop, SmithKlein Gallery, Starr’s Clothing and Weekends.

Tickets are $65 each and include samples of food and wine from all participating restaurants and wineries; a keepsake wine glass; a re-usable wine carry bag; a compostable, re-usable wine plate; a $5 coupon off a bottle of wine from one of the participating wineries; and special offers for event attendees at hosting retail locations (including exclusive drawings, free gifts with purchase, discounts and more).   

New this year is a $75 VIP ticket option. This ticket price includes additional benefits such as VIP early check in at First National Bank; a VIP Dessert and Coffee Reception from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. hosted by First National Bank which includes samplings of mouthwatering desserts and coffee tastings (for a total of 16 tasting stops); and a customized wine valet service dropping off purchased wine at the VIP reception.  
In order to ensure an unforgettable experience, Taste of Pearl  is designed to accommodate 500 attendees which includes the very exclusive VIP ticket option for which only 75 tickets total will be sold. This year’s event is on track to sell out prior to the event date.  Tickets and additional information can be found online at TasteOfPearl.com.    

For the sixth year, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to Boulder’s Emergency Family Assistance Association (efaa.org).  Over the past five years, well over $35,000 has been donated to the organization through the event.

Taste of Pearl is produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI) and presented by Audi Boulder.  Additional sponsors include First National Bank, the Daily Camera, Eco Products and the St Julien Hotel and Spa.

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 DBI is voluntary and open to any interested person or organization.

Terri Takata-Smith, director of marketing & communications
Downtown Boulder
303-449-3774 | terri@downtownboulder.org