It’s that time of year again! Year after year, we love going to Taste the Future, Columbus State Community College’s fundraising event for the Hospitality program at the college – and most of the restaurants participating in the event either employ CSCC graduates or work closely with the program during their apprenticeship. This year the event will be held on Tuesday, September 14th on the Columbus State main campus. The weather forecast looks promising (mid-70′s and clear), so it should once again be an awesome event that shows off the best of what Columbus has to offer.
We stopped by their Media Preview Party last night at the Polaris Hilton, and ate dishes made by CSCC alumnus Executive Chef Kevin Ball.
Honestly, I never even knew there was a restaurant there. I loved their burgers, perfectly cooked and delicious ground ribeye on a bun with garlic aioli. I’m going to have to come back and order it off their regular menu. Yum!
Along with the burger, these shoestring fries paired perfectly.
I really liked the grits with spicy shrimp and pork belly. Even though the Polaris Hilton won’t be participating in Taste the Future this year, the food we ate last night is representative of what you can expect at the event.
Columbus State was once again generous enough to gift me a couple of pairs of tickets (value $200 per pair) to give away to my readers! Entering is the same deal as last year – to enter to win, visit the menu section of the Taste the Future site, and pick out the dish you’d most look forward to trying if you got to go. Leave a comment on this entry with your choice, and please make sure that your email address is linked somewhere so that if you win I can contact you. The contest ends at 11:59PM on September 11th, and winner will be chosen by a random number generator. The tickets will be held under your name for you at will call.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter, as I’ll be giving another pair of tickets away on there. Good luck!
Update: Congrats to Anne D. and Ryan B. on winning the tickets! Thanks to everyone else for entering. Hope to still see you there!