PALMDALE – Calling all foodies and wine lovers! The Palmdale Chamber of Commerce has announced the 6th annual Taste of Palmdale to be held on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Antelope Valley Mall in Palmdale.
The event will feature a taste of all things Palmdale, including food from more than 25 local restaurants, live blues and jazz music from the Joel Hatcher Band, displays from local artists and exhibits from local businesses and organizations.
“The California Restaurant Association estimates that every extra $1 million spent in California’s eating and drinking places generates an additional 23.9 jobs in the state, which is why Taste of Palmdale is an important event for our local economy,” said Jeff McElfresh, Chief Executive Officer for the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce. “By promoting Palmdale and putting our restaurants on display, we are driving traffic through their doors and creating more jobs in our city.”
In addition to food, there will be a Wine Tasting Pavilion where wineries from the local community and surrounding areas will be featured.
New to the Taste of Palmdale this year is VIP seating.
“VIP seating gives you guaranteed seats [and] gets you a couple of bottles of wine on the table,” McElfresh said. “If you don’t want to go get all the food that’s out there for you to taste, we’ve got runners for you… that way you can sit there and enjoy your time with your friends and someone will go and get your food.”
This year’s Taste of Palmdale will also feature a reserved seating option, McElfresh said.
“You don’t get someone to go and get the food for you, but you’ve got drinks at the table and you do have a spot to sit,” McElfresh said. “Additionally, we’ve got general admission, which is what it has been in the past… So there’s no guaranteed seat, but you still get to taste all the food and all the wine that is out there. As seats become available, then you can have a seat,” McElfresh continued.
Taste of Palmdale begins at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 with an art walk and wine tasting. Food will be served at 5 p.m., and the event runs until 9 p.m.
Admission starts at $30 per person and includes all food and three wine tasting or drink tickets.
“The first 250 people through the gates that day will get a tote bag and wine glass to commemorate the event, just a little way of us saying thank you for coming,” McElfresh said. “No matter what option you choose, whether it is reserved, VIP or general admission, you’ve got the best that Palmdale and the Antelope Valley have to offer.”
For more information about the 6th annual Taste of Palmdale, visit www.tasteofpalmdale.com or call the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce at 661-273-3232.
For ticket packages and VIP and reserved seating rates, click here.