Friday, April 11, 2008
In its 15th year, Taste Addison 2008 serves up a weekend of food and entertainment
Taste Addison has a healthy lineup of awesome bands and celebrity chefs.
For 15 years, Taste Addison has been bringing food and entertainment to Addison Circle Park. This three-day festival, May 9-11, features food from more than 50 of Addison’s 170 restaurants offering generous samplings of their menus at special prices. music from The Black Crowes (haven't heard anything from them in a while) and Gavin DeGraw, demonstrations from celebrity chefs, and all kinds of kids entertainment and other foodie exhibitions.
The Bud Light Main Stage is featuring some muy excellent local (and some non-local) bands, including P.P.T, Black Tie Dynasty, Emily Elbert, and Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights with Gavin DeGraw and The Black Crowes headlining. It will be interesting to see what stuff The Black Crowes have to offer, seeing as how they haven't released an album in I-don't-know-how-long. I wonder if they still play their one hit wonder....
The real meat of the event is the phenomenal lineup of great restaurants that are the heart of the Addison dining community. More than 50 stellar restaurants showcase delectable menu items, ranging from Chamberlain’s legendary Honey Glazed Pork Chops to Trulucks’ Crab Claws, with offerings including Tex-Mex, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Cajun and more.
At Taste Showcase in the Addison Conference Center, the region’s chefs will demonstrate delicious recipes, techniques and samples every hour from the state-of-the-art Viking Kitchen provided by Capital Distributing. Scheduled appearances include food and wine expert Ted Allen, Robert Mondavi Private Selection’s spokesperson, Iron Chef America and Top Chef judge, and Tre Wilcox, famed season three Top Chef contestant, along with many chefs from some of your favorite Addison restaurants.
The Bowl Stage will have hourly entertainment featuring acts from a variety of cultures including: Argentinean Tango, Chinese Lion Dancers, Shakespeare and more. On Sunday only, the top 10 contestants from the Texas Music Project's Texas Lone Starz Rising competition will perform.
Also, plan to bring the kids because in addition to the great kid-friendly menu items, the Children’s Stage features a full line up of children’s entertainers, including clowns, live animals, fairies – even a ventriloquist. Also, just in time for Mother’s Day, get pinked on Saturday and Sunday with Pinktastic Packages for Pinkalicious: The Musical, a 60-minute musical adaptation of the best-selling children’s book. The package includes $10 in Tasty Bucks (event food coupons), post-show activities including enjoying pink cupcakes, pink punch, craft activities, and a photo op with the cast. Packages are $20 and can be purchased at the Taste Addison Info Booth during the event.
Get educated and celebrated at Robert Mondavi Private Selection’s exclusive presentation of “Discover Wine,” a wine education and tasting experience including classes and tastings. But if a cocktail is more your taste, then make plans to watch the Flair Bartending Exhibition at its best on Saturday with the area’s best bartenders, presented by Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub & Grill.
Source: Taste Addison
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