JUL 2013 – CRUISIN’ CUISINE HUGE SUCCESS

On Saturday, June 22, Chamber guests headed out on the streets of downtown Redlands taste test some of the finest fare offered by local eateries. The third annual Cruisin Cruisine had attendees feasting on pasta and drunken chicken at the Chamber, offered by The Old Spaghetti Factory and Benjarong Thai Cuisine, then right around the corner to the Restaurant of Joe Greensleeves where the delights of tasting were treated to savory of delights, then it was off to Romano’s Family Italian Restaurant, a stop at Rok.n.Fondu for a glass of wine, bruschetta then a visit to the chocolate station. Attendees could wander in any direction they wanted so it was a left turn to Wildflowers Fiori de Campo, who hosted Brewcakes that served up the sweet scent of spring bouquets along with the tasty cupcakes. Oscar’s Mexican Restaurant offered a variety of bite size burritos will all the fixings and Savarino’s Italian Deli created a masterpiece of Italian salad with mouthwatering unforgettable meatballs. The Lounge 22, unveiled a brilliant melon gazpacho and slow roasted pork that left you wanting more if only you had enough room. But Eureka Burger was waiting with made to order sliders and fries and Corner Bakery & Cafe topped you off with their Cavatappi with Chicken and Pesto sauce and their signature Baby cakes.

Each guest had a passport signed at every restaurant that was turned into the Chamber office at the end of the evening making them eligible for the grand prized, an I-Pad and case, donated by Whitefrog Design. The drawing took place Monday morning and Brian Swann was the lucky winner.

“This is a homerun event for the Chamber and our restaurants”. said Chamber President, Daney Bachiu, Redlands Blueprint. “We are able to showcase many of the amazing dining facilities we have in Redlands. We heard over and over from those participating that they didn’t know about one or more of the restaurants and plan to go back for lunch or dinner. Mission accomplished! Our thanks to all the restaurants that participated in the cruise… and to all the cruisers that were treated to an epicurean extravaganza.”

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