Taste of the World
An International Food, Wine & Beer Tasting to benefit ImmaCare Inc.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Fifth Annual Taste of the World!
The evening was a great success again this year! The dining room of St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield was transformed into a medley of delectable flavors and savors from around the globe. Community leaders, volunteers and dignitaries alike were a buzz throughout the evening not only enjoying the food and drink, but also the silent auction, diverse music, and good company. Members of ImmaCare’s Board of Directors and Staff took this opportunity to chat with and personally thank some of the generous individuals who help ImmaCare fulfill our mission to provide housing and decent shelter to those with no other options. Renee DiNino of iHeart Media served as our outstanding Special Guest Master of Ceremonies for the second consecutive year. In addition, ImmaCare had the pleasure of honoring long-time supporter and former board member George Slate with The Partnership Award in recognition and appreciation of his many years of support of our mission. St. Thomas Seminary’s Chef Gordon raised the bar with this year’s menu, presenting exquisite Brazilian, Cajun, Japanese, Italian and German cuisine. Back East Brewing Company and Two Roads Brewing Company poured a variety of brews sure to satisfy everyone’s palette, and Harvest Fine Wine provided delicious wines appreciated by enthusiasts and novices alike. Attendees (and their taste buds) finished off the evening with delicious desserts prepared and donated by Patty Cakes Bakery, Bagels & More.
View pictures from this year’s Taste of the World here.
If you would like the opportunity to order some of the delectable wines featured at this year’s Taste, click here.
Wines supplied by:
Beer supplied by:
Raymond and Donna Kurlak
Church of St. Ann, Avon
Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union
Paul B. Bailey Architect
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Bank of America
Advanced Benefit Strategies, Inc.
Greater Hartford Chapter of UNICO National
First Church Windsor
David & Lori Hess
P & M Electric, LLC
Connecticut Carpentry Corp.
People’s United Insurance Agency
Roncari Express Valet Parking
Courtyard by Marriott Cromwell
Marzano Plumbing & Heating
St. Augustine Church of South Glastonbury /
St. Paul Church of Glastonbury
USA Hauling & Recycling Inc.
Workers’ Compensation Trust
Maffe Financial Group
Ryan Business Systems, Inc.
Smith Brothers Insurance
Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance
Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation
Carmon Community Funeral Homes
Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center
Knights of Columbus Council No. 15734
Mentor Manage Consulting, LLC
Partnership for Strong Communities
Powers, Brennan & Griffin, LLC
Steve MacHattie, LCSW
Church of Incarnation
L & M Paving
Church of the Holy Spirit
Imperial Oil Company, Inc.
Paul V. Wierbicki, LLC