Sunday’s 23rd Annual Taste of Troy fundraiser was definitely a Spirit of the 60s taste fest based on the mouth-watering food prepared by Troy’s finest restaurants and food establishments. The weather was even a bit warmer now that February was behind us!
The event, emceed by WDIV Local 4 meteorologist Andrew Humphrey, offered samplings from 31 area restaurants as well as fabulous live and silent auction items.
Participating restaurants were judged by a panel of food connoisseurs in the Critics’ Choice categories, and attendees voted for their favorites in the People’s Choice categories.
Top honors for Critics’ Choice:
- Best Appetizer/Soup/Salad – Bonefish Grill
- Best Casual Entrée – Cafe Sushi
(Surfin’ California Roll)
- Best Entrée – Sy Thai
(Outta Sight Orange Duck)
- Best Dessert – Achatz Handmade Pie Company
(Mini Almond Croissant)
- Best Beverage – Smashburger
(Salted Carmel Haagen-Dazs Milkshake)
- Best Display – Tim Hortons
(60s psychedelic booth with the VW bus)
Winners under the People’s Choice:
- Best Appetizer/Soup/Salad – McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks
(Mad Men Shrimp Cocktail with Sriracha Remoulade)
- Best Casual Entrée – Maggiano’s Little Italy
(Rockin’ Rigatoni D)
- Best Entrée – Cedar Grille
(Chicken Lemon Oregano)
- Best Dessert – Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt
(Blow Your Mind Frozen Yogurt)
- Best Beverage – Tim Hortons
(Delicious Tim Hortons Coffee)
- Best Display – Granite City
(60s Booth with the Magic VW Bus)
A Special Recognition Award was presented to PNC Bank for their generous commitment as the 2015 Major Sponsor.
“We want to thank everyone who helped make this year’s event such a huge success,” said Cindy Stewart, Taste of Troy Chairperson. “Our attendance was excellent, and early tallying indicates we did outstanding on the Live and Silent Auctions. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy an afternoon of fun and great food while supporting a great cause. Also special thanks to our emcee WDIV Meteorologist Andrew Humphrey who has supported the Boys & Girls Club of Troy for nine years! Thanks to his hard work, the Live Auction brought in record profits again this year. We also had a very popular caricaturist, Darrell Swift, donating his time to add to the fun.”
During the event, attendees sampled food from the following premier restaurant and food establishments, including: Achatz Handmade Pie Company, Beaumont Health System, Billy Sims Barbeque, Bonefish Grill, Brio Tuscan Grill, Café Sushi, Cedar Grille, Edible Arrangements, El Charro, Granite City Food & Brewery, Ingram’s Candies, Just Baked Cupcake Shop, Kona Grill, La Marsa, Maggiano's Little Italy, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks, The Melting Pot, Noodles & Company, Ocean Prime Troy, Orchid Café, Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Piada Italian Street Food, Picano’s Italian Grille, Priya Indian Cuisine, Ridley’s Bakery Café, Shield’s of Troy, Smashburger, Sy Thai, Tim Hortons Troy and Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt.
Mark your calendars for the 24th annual Taste of Troy on Sunday, March 6, 2016.
The Boys & Girls Club of Troy at 3670 John R, is a non-profit youth development organization that provides educational and recreational activities, in addition to mentoring programs, to more than 1,200 children, ages 6 to 18, in the tri-county area. The Club’s positive environment enables members to become responsible, self-reliant, caring adults.
Contact: Cindy Stewart, BGCT Board Member and Chair of the Taste of Troy event, 248.524.1147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.