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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

“A Taste of Westport” May 5 is Diner’s Delight

If you’ve always had a desire to sample the best of what Westport’s restaurants have to offer but worried about spending the time and money, your opportunity has arrived.

In a first for Westport non-profits, CLASP Homes on Thursday, May 5, is presenting a tasting sampler called “A Taste of Westport.” The 6 p.m. event (5 p.m. if you buy the VIP ticket) at the Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road East, promises to be a gourmet’s delight.

Here is a partial listing of who is going to be offering what:

Tarantino’s Restaurant: whole poached salmon covered with thin slices of cucumber and served wit dill sauce; Rigatoni Vodka, pink cream sauce with onions and smoked bacon.

Tengda Asian Bistro: sushi and sushi rolls

Splash Restaurant and Bar: rock shrimp ceviche and cassava chips with aioli; mixed Thai chicken summer rolls with peanut vinaigrette

Seminara’s Ristorante: saffron risotto stuffed with mozzarella and fried; sesame and almond-crusted tuna with tomato chutney

Da Pietro’s: Maryland crab-cakes over mesclun salad, served with dijon mustard sauce

The Riverhouse Tavern: shitake mushroom toasts; shrimp poppers

Wild Oats: Oprah’s Chicken Salad, Sea and Earth Salad and Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

In addition, there will be Galaxy Cookies of Westport. Beverages will be supplied by Black Bear Wines & Spirits, Jewel of Russia and Diageo.

Auction items include donations from Tiffany & Co., Jet Blue Airways, and Virgin Atlantic, among others.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. The VIP reception is $75. Tickets are available at Black Bear Wines & Spirits; the Westport Inn, CLASP Homes, or online at www.tasteofwestport.com.

WestportNow.com is one of the media sponsors of the event.

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Posted 04/27/05 at 03:15 AM  Permalink



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Seminaras is serving saffron risotto not saffrew risotto

Posted by david on April 27, 2005 at 02:15 PM | #
 

Too bad, I’m a big “saffrew” fan.

Posted by Jeff on April 27, 2005 at 05:37 PM | #