Friday, September 16, 2011

Taste Charlotte East

... and the world, too, Oct. 6 with the ninth annual Taste of the World, an event designed to let diners travel, culinarily speaking, through the vast world encompassed on the east side of town. About 20 restaurants so far, with more than a dozen different cuisines, will take part, and it works like this: Ticket buyers go to an opening reception at the VanLandingham Estate (2010 The Plaza), then are divvied randomly onto buses. From there, they travel to three restaurants and get tastes at each, complete with guides to help explain the foods. The evening wraps up with a dessert party. Tickets are $30, and you can buy them here. Restaurants on board include:

Ben Thanh
Bistro La Bon
Carnitas Guanajuato
Dim Sum
Fu Lin
Lang Van
La Shish Kabob
Machu Picchu
Mama's Caribbean Cafe
The Motherland
Nile Grocery and Cafe
Pollos Mario
Portofino’s Ristorante Italiano e Pizzeria
Three Amigos
Woodlands Vegetarian Indian Cuisine


Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. There are a lot of restaurants over there that I have been afraid to try because they look shady and unwelcoming. I bet the food is great and my perception is totally unfounded.

Helen, you should start doing restaurant reviews along Central Ave. Particularly, the chicken places because Pio Pio isn't really all that good as far as South American rotisserie goes.

Anonymous said...

Any idea on a start time? Didn't see it on the TOTW website anywhere.

Anonymous said...

I have been a gourmet guide for this event for several years. I am also a resident of Charlotte East. This is an amazing event and a definite opportunity to experience the International flavors that this part of Charlotte has to offer. You won't be disappointed.

Anonymous said...

Woodlands is completely lacto- vegetarian. It's wonderful!