2017 Barrington Area TasteFest Winners!
During the event guests were asked to vote on the Great Taste Awards, which were announced at the end of the evening. Winners included: Ruth’s Chris Steak House in South Barrington for Best Taste; La Pizza Via in Fox River Grove for Best Entrée; Flesk Brewing in the Ice House Mall for Best Spirit; and Nothing Bundt Cakes in Kildeer for Best Dessert.
Nearly 30 local restaurant and spirit vendors participated, including: Apple Villa Famous Pancake House & Restaurant, Brunch Café, Clarke’s Bakery & Deli, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Copper Fiddle Distillery, Flesk Brewing, Francesca’s Famiglia, Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse, Heinen’s Grocery Store, Jennie and Vera’s Sweets + Savories, Kooker’s, La Pizza Via, McGonigal’s Pub, Moretti’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Onion Pub & Brewery, Pepper Park Coffee, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Solana of Deer Park, Savory Salads, Southern Belles Barrington, Sweet Caroline’s Crab-N-Que, Tiburon Rum, Vin Chicago, and Vintage Wine & Spirits.
Several business vendors also displayed their products and services while networking with the community. Those in attendance were: 18/8 Fine Men's Salons – Barrington; Advance Design Studio, Ltd.; Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A.; ChiroOne Wellness Center of Schaumburg East; KC Printing Services, Inc.; LeafFilter North of Illinois, Inc.; Lucas Law, Attorneys & Counselors; Marquardt of Barrington Buick-GMC; Renewal by Andersen Windows and Doors; and Treetime Christmas Creations.
Live entertainment was provided by jazz musician Amy Yassinger and the Yazz Jazz Ensemble, and a popular highlight was the money machine, where guests stepped in to grab some fast (moving!) cash, hosted by presenting sponsor Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A. Event sponsor was SW Lake Lifestyle Magazine. Other premier sponsors included: GK Development, Inc., Marquardt of Barrington Buick/GMC, The Solana Deer Park, Brunch Café, KC Printing Services, Advance Design Studio, LTD, Lucas Law, Pepper Park Coffee and the Daily Herald Media Group.