Taste of San Clemente
As this article was being written, the “Taste of San Clemente” was almost completely sold-out…and no wonder…this elegant event will feature culinary masterpieces from over twenty of the areas finest restaurants, as well as sixteen premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold Microbrews and more. Everyone is sure to find something pleasing to the palette…and new restaurants to try after the “Taste of San Clemente.” Please call the Chamber immediately to see if there are still tickets available.
The “Taste” will be held at the historic & beautiful Casino San Clemente on Friday, November 7, 2014, which will mark the 24th Annual “Taste of San Clemente,” sponsored by Casino San Clemente, The Toll Roads, Southern California Edison, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center San Clemente, Independence Bank, Rod’s Tree Service, CR&R Environmental Services, Wal-Mart, Universal Press, Inc., Creative Images, Starfish Signs and Graphics & OrangeCoastMagazine.
Restaurants: Abby’s Cheesecakes, Adele’s at the San Clemente Inn, Antoine’s Café, Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, Bull Taco, Cafe Calypso, Café Mimosa, Christopher Enterprises, Edible Arrangements, Ellie’s Table, Jeff the Silent Chef Catering, Inka Mama’s Peruvian Cuisine, Italian Cravings, Iva Lee’s, Juice It Up, Nick’s San Clemente, Nourish, OC Tavern, Pierside Kitchen & Bar, Ricardo’s Place, Sonny’s Pizza & Pasta, South of Nick’s, Sunrise Café, The Cellar, Tina & Vince’s Italian Deli, Tommy’s Restaurant & Wing Stop.
Wine & Libation: Ahnfeldt Wines, Barnoa Wine Bar, BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge, Bob’s Fine Wine, Caymus Vineyards, Chateau Montelena, Dad’s Liquor & Deli, Duckhorn Vineyards, First Vine, Frisby Cellars, Heitz Wine Cellars, Hess Collection, Inka Mama’s Peruvian Cuisine, Kiwi, Lorimar Vineyards & Winery, Left Coast Brewing Co., Madria Sangria, Mundos, Pizza Port Brewing Co., Red Fox Lounge, Rugg Family Wines, San Clemente Wine Company, Silver Oak Wine, Skinny Nite Out, Skyye Vodka, Stanger Wines, Tatratea & Thomas Scott Vineyard.
Those attending will enjoy a wine tasting from area vineyards as well as a sampling of Microbrews. Guests will receive an engraved, limited edition “Taste of San Clemente” wine glass or beer mug.
In addition, the event will include a fabulous Silent Auction with over forty wonderful baskets and gifts.
The Taste will include dancing to the fabulous band Pop Vinyl. Pop Vinyl was newly formed in 2008 from two of the founding members of SuperFunk Fantasy, Brian Hogan and Aaron Ehrlichmann. Their experience in the field of music and entertainment spans well over a decade, as they've played all across the U.S.
In keeping the same high-energy performance that made SuperFunk Fantasy so successful, they engage the crowd with nonstop music all night long. The concept of "no breaks" between songs keeps the crowd moving, and bridges the gap between bands and D.J.s. This also demonstrates the group's intensity and professionalism.
With the addition of Nina Lares on lead vocals, Clarck Souter on Bass/vocals, and Maurice Culpepper on Keyboard/vocals PopVinyl is ready to rock the house!
From Aretha to Beyonce, from Michael to Justin, from RUN DMC to Timbaland, Beegee's to Bel Biv Devoe, Donna Summer to Madonna, the list goes on and on... and on. Their playlist spans 5 decades of up-beat, rug-cutting hits. So break out your best dancin' shoes, cuz it's time for Pop Vinyl at the Taste of San Clemente.
The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and concludes at 10:00 p.m. The ticket price includes a complimentary "Taste of San Clemente" wine glass or beer mug, food, wine, entertainment and valet parking. Dress Code is Cocktail Attire.
Price is $95.00 pp. Please remember…there will absolutely be no tickets available for sale at the “door.”
Restaurant participation was open to member restaurants only, as another opportunity for our members to market their businesses. “The San Clemente Chamber Means Business!”
For further information, please contact the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce (949) 492-1131 or visit our website at www.scchamber.com.