Taste of the World offers each guest an enchanting taste of three of the approximately 24 participating restaurants within the east Charlotte area, representing countries across five continents. The event begins with registration and an opening ceremony on the stunning property & gardens of The VanLandingham Estate located at 2010 The Plaza Charlotte NC 28205. Attendees then board coach buses for their guided tour of these local international restaurants in the east Charlotte area, with owners of the restaurants sharing information about their restaurants and offering food samplings representing their culture's cuisine. Attendees return to The VanLandingham Estate for a dessert reception, prize giveaway & celebration. Taste of the World Committee Co-Chairperson Terry Robertson states, “Since Taste of the World began, Central Avenue and nearby corridors have come to be recognized as THE place to experience authentic international food and culture!” Read about each of the fantastic restaurants that were on last year’s Taste of the World, and watch for the 2012 restaurants as they are added on the E.A.S.T. website.
There are many pocket areas of Charlotte that have their own identity, and east Charlotte has become the most culturally enriched area of our city, offering a plethora of specialty markets, restaurants and many other unique cultural businesses. “Located in the midst of active middle class tree-lined neighborhoods and small businesses, this opportunity to experience and enjoy cultures from all over the world is a real treasure,” says E.A.S.T. Co-Chairperson Louise Woods.
The event also includes a free Art Contest running from July 1 to August 31, with the five finalists to be featured in an exhibition beginning mid September. The winner will be honored with a cash prize at the Taste of the World event. Artists from all cultures & backgrounds are encouraged to submit entries.
Tickets are $35 per person. For more information & updates about purchasing tickets, restaurants, sponsorship opportunities, volunteer opportunities & the art contest, check out http://www.CharlotteEAST.com and https://www.Facebook.com/
E.A.S.T. (Eastland Area Strategies Team) is a volunteer board established to work toward the recommended goals of the Eastland Area Plan. We are business people, non-profits and neighborhood representatives working to improve the future and quality of life for the people of Charlotte East through economic development.
Cassie Garrett, All the Trim Events