DONATING, DELECTABLY: Taste of West Seattle 2017 sets record


(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

Last night’s Taste of West Seattle at The Hall at Fauntleroy raised more money for the West Seattle Helpline than any of its predecessors – that’s the word today from Helpline executive director Chris Langeler, who says the tally is $70,000 “and still counting!” We stopped by for a few photos. A highlight of The Taste is the chance to vote on your favorites.

The team from The Westy (photo above) won Best Pour; in the other two voting categories, Best Taste went to Fresh Bistro, and Best Sweet went to repeat winner Stuffed Cakes. Other scenes from The Taste:

This year’s title sponsor was Metropolitan Market, also dishing up tomato and freshly pulled mozzarella on garlic crostini for Taste-goers, who get unlimited food and drink for the price of admission, which goes to help Helpline provide emergency assistance that often keeps people from becoming homeless. The event of course is powered by volunteers – like Frances:

If you were looking for fine wine at The Taste, you would have found Viscon Cellars – below, Susan Viscon and Ben Viscon:

Back to the food – Christie, Ruth, and Leslie from Dream Dinners brought Gaucho Pork Tenderloin with peach salsa:

And from Endolyne Joe’s, Andrea and Jon-Paul were there with pulled-pork sliders:

Delia and Cheryl from Pecos Pit, meantime, were serving up Frito Pie:

More than 40 food and beverage providers participated this year. There was music, too – piano player Derek Richards:

Helpline director Langeler has words of gratitude: “”We are so grateful for the restaurants, the volunteers, our sponsors, and everyone who joined us last night for the 12th Taste of West Seattle! We raised enough funds to help more than 200 families stay safely housed while they recover from crisis. We are so lucky to be part of our wonderful West Seattle community–thanks to everyone for supporting the West Seattle Helpline! See you at Taste 2018!”

(Of the participants mentioned above, The Westy, Metropolitan Market, Viscon Cellars, Dream Dinners, Endolyne Joe’s, and Pecos Pit are WSB sponsors.)

1 Reply to "DONATING, DELECTABLY: Taste of West Seattle 2017 sets record"

  • WS Family May 26, 2017 (9:25 pm)

    We weren’t able to attend, so happy to know about $70,000 raised to house families as they recover from crisis — what an awesome community we have here in West Seattle!  Appreciate the great photos and coverage by our very own West Seattle Blog folks, you amaze us each and every day!

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