Event: Taste the Future 2010

This past Tuesday, P. and I attended Taste the Future, Columbus State Community College’s annual fundraiser to help raise money for scholarships to help send hospitality students through the three-year program.

Under almost perfect weather conditions (mid 70′s, clear), we enjoyed an evening of running into a bunch of people we knew, eating more food than we thought was humanly possible (I was only able to try 60% of what was there, and was full for an entire day after the event!), and got to talk to familiar faces in the culinary world, many of whom I have since found out are graduates of the CSCC program. Please be sure to show your support to the restaurants involved, as they all have a connection to the hospitality program, either by employing graduates, or working directly with the department in apprenticing budding chefs. While I was fortunate to be able to attend on a press pass, I can easily say that this is one event that is well worth the $100 per person ticket price.

Here are just a few photos from that evening of some of the fantastic dishes we got to try…

Watermelon Gelee, Crab & Avocado with Tomato Vinaigrette from Cameron Mitchell Catering

Pastries from Mozart's Cafe

Cucumber Crostini topped with Herb Boursin Sprea, Prosciutto, Watermelon Gazpacho and Microgreens from The Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

Shrimp Cocktail Kabob from Columbus Fish Market

Tuna Tartare with Gaufrette Potato Chip and Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette from Lindey's Restaurant & Bar

Tomato, Melon and Cheese Skewers from Luce Enoteca

You can view more of my photos from that evening (over 100 of them!) by checking out my Flickr set.

The event was only a few days ago, and I’m already looking forward to next year. So, did you go? If you did, what was your favorite dish of the evening?

2 thoughts on “Event: Taste the Future 2010

  1. I didn't get to go this year, but it is going on my "must attend" list for next. Wonderful pics of delicious looking food.

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