“There are a wide range of consumable goods being produced in Philadelphia’s backyard and it benefits us all to consume locally,” says General Manager of the Desmond Hotel Mike Chain.
The event, designed to raise awareness for locally produced goods, will be held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6 and will include different events daily like a chili competition, a prix fixe dinner (reservations required) prepared by the Desmond Hotel where the ingredients are grown locally and paired with local beer and wine and the Taste Local Festival.
“We hope this event gives our neighbors some ideas about how to enjoy more of the wonderful things that our region grows, brews, and ferments,” said Chain.
Free parking and a shuttle service will be available from the Amtrak train stop in Paoli to the event.
Prices for the first Taste Local are $40 at the door and $35 in advance, and VIP tickets are available for $50. VIPs are allowed access into the event an hour early.