By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer
The Foothills Wine and Food Experience, the Fifth Annual Taste of Loveland, will be Thursday, April 22, 2010, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event has formerly been held at The Ranch, but this year it will be at the well-appointed Embassy Suites just east of I25 at Crossroads Boulevard.
The event is the annual fundraiser for Foothill’s Gateway, Inc. and Namaqua Center. The Foothill Service League is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and exists to aid and assist in the improvement of the quality of life of the cognitively disabled individuals and abused children in Larimer County.
Service League volunteer Jo Hordinski says, “We are really looking forward to this year’s event. It should really be wonderful and elegant.”
The night will include ice sculptures, floral arrangements, delicious food and bubbly drinks. “It’s going to be quite a nice gala. It’s definitely an event that you can dress up for and you’ll fit right in, but you would also be comfortable in blue jeans,” stated Hordinski.
Thirty restaurants are participating in this year’s Taste, including two from Berthoud’s Main Street Station Eatery and Santiagos. For the wine lover there’s 34 wineries attending the event, but beer drinkers won’t be left out. Four local breweries will also be in attendance.
The evening will also include a silent auction. Tickets to the Taste of Loveland are $35 per person and include food samplings from all the various restaurants. The Embassy Suites is running a special $99 room offer for guests of the event. You can purchase tickets at the following retail outlets, Thompson Valley Liquor, House of Spirits, Rowes, and Earle’s, or purchase them online at www.FoothillsServiceLeague.org.