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Taste Of Westport Dishes Up Treats To Help CLASP Homes

Food lovers at Taste of Westport 2015.
Food lovers at Taste of Westport 2015. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – CLASP Homes of Westport will host its 12th Annual Taste of Westport Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Westport Inn.

Sample oysters on the half shell from Hummock Island Shellfish and specialty dishes from two dozen of the finest Westport area restaurants, including Washington Prime, Rive Bistro, Acqua and the new Bobby Q’s. Enjoy Beaver Beer, a Westport Cranberry Margarita from Black Bear Wines & Spirits and a wine tasting from Greens Farms Spirits.

Sip a sparkling cocktail featuring Mionetto Prosecco, and learn about Mionetto’s create-your-own favorite. Enter their Trip For Two to Italy, and cap a delicious dining experience with sweet tastes from Le Rouge Chocolates and Cakes.

Music will be provided by jazz saxophonist Matt Criscuolo with guitarist Tony Purrone, and reggae from Beto Petrillo and Rob Russo. Silent auction items include:

  • Two tickets to a performance of your choice for the Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-17 season, with limo
  • Two tickets for Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden
  • Four tickets to a new production of “Camelot” at the Westport Country Playhouse and 10 tickets to the Westport Community Theater
  • An overnight trip to Mohegan Sun Casino with a dinner for two at Michael Jordan’s Steak House
  • An overnight with breakfast at the urban chic Hotel Zero Degrees in Stamford
  • Original artwork by Audrey Klotz
  • A triple strand of pearls, a tourmaline and diamond necklace, and a unisex Hamilton watch
  • A giant overstuffed giraffe and a tiger from Melissa & Doug
  • Autographed baseballs from Alexander Rodriguez, C. C. Sabathia and Brian McCann.
  • A makeup party for 12 at Neiman Marcus

Funds will benefit CLASP, a 34-year-old organization providing homes and opportunities for people with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Tickets are $75 in advance or $85 at the door. Donations to CLASP are tax deductible, and all funds raised support CLASP programs. Click here to purchase tickets .

The Westport Inn is located at 1595 Post Road, E., Westport.

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