East County News Service
June 14, 2018 (La Mesa) -- The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual “Taste of La Mesa” was a night of fantastic food, good conversation and people browsing both sides of the Community Center to savor the cuisines and beverages, as well as meet representatives from participating restaurants and other sponsors.
Delicious offerings ranged from seafood served up by Red Lobster to spicy dishes from the Himalayan, from El Torrito's zesty salsa to a pesto vegetarian lasagna from Cucina Basilico as well as sausages and red cabbage from Hooley's Irish Pub and Grill.
Finishing touches included decadent bacon-topped chocolate cake from Riviera Supper Club and Marie Callendar’s tasty pies. With small bites, you could taste to your heart's content from a wide variety of cuisines all in one night of feasting.
“The noise level in the room was a testament to the high energy of the evening and the fact that everyone was having a great time!” a press release from the Chamber states.
In addition to being able to “eat their hearts out” guests were able to participate in several raffles for prizes, as well as a bonus raffle that gave away a huge stuffed bear. There was also a silent auction with many valuable prizes, as well as complimentary door prizes given away by participating sponsors.
Chamber President Mary England states, “The night was fast and furious!”
The Chamber thanks Sycuan Casino, presenting sponsor of this popular food frenzy, as well as supporting sponsors Barona Resort & Casino and DSG&E.
They were joined by: Crème De La Crème Sponsors: American Medical Response, Kirk Paving, Inc., Mission Federal Credit Union, Virginia Napierskie
Gourmet Sponsors: AT&T, Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World
Bon Appetit Sponsors: California Coast Credit Union – La Mesa, Erickson - Anderson Mortuary, Lily’s Manufactured Homes, Orangetheory Fitness La Mesa, San Diego County Credit Union – La Mesa, San Diego Eye Professionals, The Kitzman Family, Total Thermal Imaging, USE Credit Union
Printing Sponsor – AAA Imaging, Community Relations Media Sponsor – The East County Herald, Video Media Partner – Community Spectrum, Graphic Sponsor – Kostedt Design & Marketing, Photography Sponsor - Sandra Small/ Photographer, Security Sponsor – Global Protection Group, Banner Sponsor – Mr. Neon, Linen Sponsor– Royal Florist Design, Shuttle Sponsor – Advanced Shuttle Services, LLC., Specialty Sponsor – Courtesy TV – Sales & Service, Audio/Sound Sponsor – Studio M.I.F. and Taste Supporter – La Mesa Summit Estates.
“We would like to also thank this year’s participating food and beverage providers,” England adds. They are: BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Blue Lagoon Coffee, Bo-beau kitchen + garden, Brew Coffee Spot, Brigantine Restaurant of La Mesa, Cali Comfort BBQ, Continental Catering, Cucina Basilico, Curbside Eatery & Drinkery, Dream Dinners, Edible Arrangements, El Torito – La Mesa, Farmer’s Table, Golden Spoon, Himalayan Cuisine, Hooleys Public House, Luna Grill, Marie Callender’s – La Mesa, Nonno’s Ristorante Italiano, Pick Up Stix, Red Lobster, Riviera Supper Club, Samuel Adams, San Pasqual Winey, Sycuan Casino, Tarantino Gourmet Sausages, Terra American Bistro, The Hills Local Pub and Valley Farm Market.