ARC Taste of Galena celebrates 20 years PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janelle Keeffer   
Monday, 11 January 2010 11:01
GALENA, Ill. - It’s hard to believe that eating this well is actually all for a good cause. On Feb. 5, Galena’s finest – ranging from restaurateurs to winemakers to cheesecake bakers to caterers – will gather together at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa from 7-10 p.m. to “Treat your Taste Buds” for the Galena Art & Recreation Center.

Now in its 20th year, the ARC Taste of Galena has become a sought-after event that promises an evening of pleasure for your taste buds. Past years have presented delectable dishes such as: braised veal roast with apple ginger sauce, sliced duck with sour cherry chutney over molasses sweet potatoes, boeuf bourguignon, Crab Louis salad, Grecian pork tenderloin kabobs, Greek salad, spanakopita, candy bar cheesecake and locally produced wines. And there’s sure to be chocolate…and lots of it.

Your taste buds won’t be the only thing thanking you. Your feet will thank you, too, as they will be keeping rhythm to the catchy beat of the Rob Martin Quartet, a live jazz ensemble, who will perform throughout the evening.

For a complete and up-to-date listing of ARC Taste exhibitors and menus, click on the event’s useful website: www.tasteofgalena.com. The site also provides attendees with a quick and convenient way to purchase Taste tickets online. Tickets will be held and distributed at the door the evening of the event. In addition to online sales, tickets may also be purchased at the Galena Art & Recreation Center, 413 S. Bench St., and the Galena Territory Owners’ Club. Cost is $30 per person. Tickets are limited; advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended.

“We are excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Taste of Galena with Galena’s finest establishments and appreciate their continued support. Every year I look forward to the diverse menu, and this year’s event is guaranteed to please!’” said Sarah Petersen, the ARC’s executive director. “There are many exciting things planned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event, including a special digital presentation of photos through the years, a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. I recommend purchasing your tickets early as this event has sold out in the past.”

The ARC Taste of Galena is a core fundraiser for the Galena Art & Recreation Center, a not-for-profit organization that provides programs for all ages. The funds raised at the ARC Taste are included in the ARC annual operating budget and will assist with the ongoing process of balancing the budget and achieving financial security.

For information about room availability, shopping, dining, attractions, events and more, please go to galena.org, the Web site of the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, or call 877-464-2536 toll-free.

In 2009, the Galena Art & Recreation Center celebrated its 40th anniversary. Forty years strong…and still growing: visit www.galenaarc.org.
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