A record-setting number of venues, along with world-class food, made the recent Taste of Rhinebeck culinary crawl a success, according to Dawn Morrison, organizer of this Northern Dutchess Hospital fundraiser.
The village’s Garden, Mill, and East and West Market streets transformed into a food festival on Tuesday, April 17, with 25 locations where people could sample small plates, desserts and beverages. The crowd favorites included a Peppermint Patty sandwiched between two Oreos, a shrimp roll on a Chinese steamed bun and a warm cauliflower soup – perfect for the chilly evening.
“The $24,500 raised at the 14th annual Taste will be invested into patient care right here in Rhinebeck,” said Morrison, executive director of the NDH Foundation. “We’re so grateful that the village’s culinary treasures and community continues to support us year after year, rain or shine.”
Taste is also a competition. Here are this year’s winners:
People’s choice: Bread Alone, cauliflower-gruyere soup with avocado toast
Chefs’ choice: The Amsterdam, house paté on country toast
People’s and chefs’ choice: Bangers Gastropub, rock shrimp with chili aioli
People’s choice: Grand Cru Beer & Cheese Market
Chefs’ choice: Old Mill Wine & Spirits
People’s and chefs’ choice: Samuel’s Sweet Shop, next level sensation (Peppermint Patty/Oreo combination)
Ira Gutner hospitality award:
Samuel’s Sweet Shop