On Saturday, April 12, Chamber guests headed out on the streets of downtown Redlands to taste test some of the finest fare offered by local eateries. The fourth annual Cruisin Cruisine had attendees, feasting on pasta from the Old Spaghetti Factory and a dazzling display of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres including carved fruits and vegetables provided by Alfaro’s Catering at the Chamber office. Right around the corner at the Restaurant of Joe Greensleeves there were savory treats upstairs in the private dining room, then it was off to Corner Bakery Café where sweet treats were offered to “cruisers”, a stop at Rok n Fondue for a sip of the cocktail of the month, and a spectacular visit to the chocolate station had guests all a buzz. Attendees could wander in any direction they wanted so it was a left turn to Wildflowers Fiori de Campo, who hosted Benjarongs for spicy noodles and rice. Oscars Mexican Restaurant offered a variety of bite size fixings and The Royal Falconer offered its British favorite, Scotch Eggs, and The Lounge 22, unveiled a brilliant melon gazpacho. The Sizzler served up a feast of tastings. New to the event Wok in Café offered Chinese delicacies to our travelers.
Each guest had a passport signed at every restaurant that was turned into the Chamber office at the end of the evening making every guest eligible for the grand prized, an I-Pad and case, provided by Paul T Barich. The drawing took place Monday morning and Crystal Chavira, was the lucky winner.
“This is a homerun event for the Chamber and our restaurants.” said Chamber President, Geoff Bonney, Bonney Architecture. “We are able to showcase a number 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.”