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Vail Valley: Food for youth

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Vail Daily file photo/Theo StroomerVail Valley: Attendees at Thursday's Valley Tastings event can sample batter cupcakes for dessert.

VAIL, Colorado –The annual Valley Tastings: Food for Youth event is set for Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Vail Christian High School in Edwards. The event will include food, wine and live music. The event, in its third year, benefits the Eagle River Youth Coalition, a local youth-serving organization.

This year’s participating restaurants include: Batter Cupcakes, Columbine Bakery, dish!, The French Press, Main St. Grill, Marko’s, Ristorante Ti Amo, SweetKate, Ticino and Vin 48.

“We are extremely excited about this event and would like to thank all of the restaurants that are participating,” said Amelia Langer, the Eagle River Youth Coalition youth outreach coordinator. “We will have tastings from some of the finest restaurants in the valley, and it is sure to be a fun and delicious night.”

The menu includes an exciting array to tempt the tastebuds. For pizza lovers, Marko’s will have a Sicilian pie. For the carnivores, dish! is serving an Italian sausage sampler. Ticino will be preparing a traditional Italian goulash. Vin 48 will be serving pork rillettes on focaccia toast points. Main St. Grill will serve their finger lickin’ good ribs.

For those with a sweet tooth, Batter Cupcakes and SweetKate Specialty Chocolates and Pastries will certainly have enticing treats, and to top it off, Marko’s will serve tiramisu.

Those scrumptious options are just the beginning! To try them all, and see what the other restaurants – Ti Amo, The French Press and Columbine Bakery – will present, attend the event. The $50 ticket gets attendees tastings from all the restaurants and two glasses of wine. Call 970-949-9250 for more information.

What: Valley Tastings: Food for Youth, a fundraiser to benefit

The Eagle River Youth Coalition

When: Thursday, September 24, 2009; 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Vail Christian High School, Edwards

Cost: $50 per ticket

More information: Call Amelia at 970-949-9250 or go to

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