Taste of Lafayette

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON Tuesday, May 21, 2024 IN DOWNTOWN LAFAYETTE FOR THE 21ST ANNUAL TASTE OF LAFAYETTE!
 
View photos by Jeff Heyman @heymanfoto on his Smugmug site HERE.
View photos from the New You Dance Center Photo Booth AND staff photos HERE.
 

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Hungry now? View our Dining & Shopping Guide HERE.

 

2024 Taste of Lafayette Map of Participating Restaurants
Taste of Lafayette 2024

NEW 2024 LOGO BY CAMPOLINDO STUDENT Thea Stratford! Thank you Thea!

 

Lafayette’s Favorite Dinner Party – The “Taste of Lafayette” Restaurant Stroll!  Friends, Food & Entertainment

EVENT DATE – Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 5:30pm-7:30pm
 

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**Music/entertainment and bar will open to both ticket holders and non-ticket holders starting at 5pm on May 21. Pickup a picnic and join us in Lafayette Plaza!

Join us for an exciting lineup of live entertainment! All Ages Recreation Downtown will be onsite with family-friendly games. Starting at 5pm, Generations in Jazz will delight you with a 40-minute set of classic jazz standards, followed by a second set featuring special guest musicians at 6pm. Don’t miss New You Dance Center‘s dynamic performances at 5:45pm and 6:45pm, showcasing everything from Salsa to Tap. The live shows wrap up at 7pm, but the energy continues with DJ Aj Rogers spinning tracks until 7:30pm. All Ages Recreation Downtown will also be in Lafayette Plaza with games and activities for all! Don’t miss out!

View our Dining & Shopping Guide HERE.

 

 

About the Taste of Lafayette

The “stroll” begins when ticket holders head out at their own pace to stop at any or all of the participating restaurants for sampling on Tuesday, May 21. Will call, music and bar will be at Lafayette Plaza 5pm-7pm; tastings 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Tickets are limited. Early bird price is $70; $75 on/after April 1.

What is the refund policy?
All tickets are non-refundable. IF this event is cancelled due to health code guidelines we will hold your ticket and reservation for the rescheduled date.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to participate?
There is no age limit to participate. But please note YOU will need to show ID at the Plaza Bar and any location sampling alcoholic beverages.

What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?
A map of the participating restaurants will be on your Passport. Event is within walking distance of Lafayette’s BART station. All parking meters will be in effect. Public parking is located throughout Downtown. If you need assistance navigating the stroll, please let us know.

Where do I start?
Begin at any participating restaurant starting at 5:30pm but you must have a Passport to receive a taste. Will call and bar will be in Lafayette Plaza starting at 5:00pm.

 

Participating Restaurants/Businesses (to date)

Amarin Thai
Amphora Lafayette
Barranco
Barrel Shoppe – NEW FOR 2024!
Batch & Brine
Canyon Club Brewery (at Batch & Brine) – NEW LOCATION FOR 2024!
Coca Cola and Topo Chico featured beverages by Reyes Bottling (in Lafayette Plaza)
Fabula Tea (in Lafayette Plaza)
Founders Donuts (at The Lafayette Kitchen)
Headlands Brewing
Hollie’s Homegrown
Jaleh Bakery (in Lafayette Plaza)
Kiku Sushi & Vegetarian
Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa – Lafayette Park Bistro & Bar (in Lafayette Plaza)
Lafayette Public House
Locanda Positano
Firestone Walker featured beer by Markstein Sales Company (in Lafayette Plaza)
Metro Lafayette
Postino
Oasis Cafe
Orinda Farmers’ Market  (in Lafayette Plaza) 
Rancho Cantina – NEW FOR 2024!
REVE
Round Table Pizza (in Lafayette Plaza) – NEW FOR 2024!
RoundUp Saloon
Sabores Del Sur (at The Lafayette Kitchen) – NEW FOR 2024!
Sideboard Neighborhood Kitchen & Coffee Bar
Social Bird
Solano Jewelers
SusieCakes Bakery
Swad Indian Cuisine
The Breakfast Club – NEW FOR 2024!
The Hideout Kitchen – NEW LOCATION FOR 2024!
The Park Theater Trust
Tutu’s Food & Drink
Vintage Vida – NEW FOR 2024!
Wine Thieves
Zoonie’s Candy, Toy and Gelato

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Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

Taste of Lafayette 2024 Poster
Mechanics Bank Lafayette in the Wheel Well! Photo by Jeff Heyman
May 16, 2023 - Taste of Lafayette
Cobain Orthodontics

Cobain Orthodontics
Event Sponsor + Premier Member

Mechanics Bank

Mechanics Bank
Event Sponsor + Premier Member

Lewis Asset Management

Lewis Asset Management
Event Sponsor

 

Pacific Gas & Electric

PG&E
Event Sponsor

 

Jeff Heyman Fine Art Photography
Concentric Wealth Management, LLC
Lafayette Chamber Premier Member Pacific Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital
Oakwood Athletic Club

Oakwood Athletic Club
Event Sponsor + Premier Member

 

Diablo Foods

Diablo Foods
Event Sponsor + Premier Member

 

Sculptology

Sculptology
Event Sponsor

Tom Stack - Taste of Lafayette Passport Sponsor!

Coldwell Banker – Tom Stack
Passport Ticket Sponsor

RecycleSmart

RecycleSmart
Reusable Spork Sponsor

New You Dance Center
Town Hall Theatre

Town Hall Theatre
Event Sponsor
Town Hall staff will be running the Will Call again this year! Thank you THT!

 

 

Republic Services

Republic Services
Recycling/Zero Waste Sponsor

City of Lafayette

City of Lafayette
Event Sponsor

Sequoia Signs
Minuteman Press Lafayette
Lamorinda SPIRIT
Firestone Walker Featured Beer by Markstein

Firestone Walker Featured Beer by Markstein Sales Company

 

Taste of Lafayette Beneficiaries

Lafayette ChamberCommunity Foundation of Lafayette

 

 

 

About the Community Foundation of Lafayette

The Community Foundation of Lafayette, in conjunction with its generous donors and business partners is proud of the work it has done to support community nonprofits for more than two decades. Since 1999, the Community Foundation has played an integral part in some of Lafayette’s most important projects, including the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, the permanent stage at the Lafayette Reservoir and Lamorinda Village. Most recently, LCF has supported the efforts of The Park Theater Trust which is working toward revitalizing Lafayette’s beloved Park Theater.

The Community Foundation’s most important work, however, is giving Excellence Grants to local nonprofits that support and touch the lives of so many. For almost 25 years, the Community Foundation has distributed hundreds of grants totaling more than $1 million to organizations in the categories of Human Services, Seniors, Youth Development & Education and Arts & Culture.

The Community Foundation takes great care in selecting respected, viable nonprofits that make the greatest impact on the communities they serve. Its Grants Committee, conducts in-depth analyses of these organizations so donors and businesses can be certain their investment is going to worthwhile causes that provide the highest level of assistance to those in need.

To learn more about the Community Foundation, please visit  http://www.lafayettecf.org.

 

Thank you for helping make the 2023 Taste of Lafayette a big success!   

We are most appreciative of everyone’s time, sponsorships, participation, and efforts. Our restaurants out did themselves once again! The food samplings were delicious, each stop shared a new savory taste or sweet treat, amazing beverage offerings and displays throughout. The entertainment was great and added to the fun ambiance of the night. AND we couldn’t have asked for better weather or a better crowd. Thanks to everyone who participated in the downtown restaurant tour.
 
We would like to send a special thank you to Jeff Heyman@heymanfoto, for the photos of the event. They can be viewed at: https://heymanfoto.smugmug.com/Photojournalism-Commercial/Taste-of-Lafayette-2023/. Photo credit: Jeff Heyman. 📷 Pictured above is Mechanics Bank in the Wheel Well!
 
We have also posted photos on our Flickr account, social media: Instagram and Facebook.
 
This event was a huge team effort by so many so please let the credits roll …
 
 
Thanks to the 34 participating restaurants and businesses in downtown Lafayette.
 
Thanks to all the volunteers who worked to help make the event such a huge success from setup to take down and everything in between:  The Lafayette Police Department, The Acalanes Community Music Club, Grace Dixon, Susan Candell, Cheryl Noll, Carol Federighi, Jeff Dieden, Claire Mueller, Tim Regan, Dennis Markam, Anita Embleton, Kate Saville, Jacob Light & Team, AJ Rogers, Doug Warrick of Generation in Jazz, Vanessa Mancebo, Kyle Sumner, Grant Krogius, Dennis Garrison, Mike Heller, Yolanda Mendoza-Heller, Ali Stoddard, Patricia Bouie Hinds, Mike Hayes, Roberto Hernandez, Reid Edwards, Becky Maher, Jennifer & Grace Birdsey, Chris, Cooper, & Quinn Carmichael, Julie & Ethan Pancoast, Claire, David, & Liam Gallacher, Elizabeth & Sierra Culbertson, Aubrey, Corrine, & Emily Dugan, Kira & Ryder Reinhart, Jocelyn, Kirsten, & Sloane Larsen, Amy, Brooke, Catie, & Livvy Lewis, Katie & Cassie Moreno, Lisa & Madalena Obertello, Abigail & Corrie Raphael, Matt & Will Roberts, Alexis & Tina Sappal, Anne & Lily Schmidt, Allie & Emily Schofield, Emma & Jessica Stokes, Amy & Lauren Stuffmann, Lisa & Talia Tichenor, Mia & Jennifer Walloch, Angela & Niko White, Jennifer & Tegan Woodford, Taejin Chung & Caitlin Pak, Cec Serrano & Lucy McLaughlin, Praveen Singh & Lina Parikh, Dill Sammons & Cate Mercier, Valarie Pettegrew, Lillian Lathers, Katie Peacock, May Gonzalez, Kathy Desse, Melanie Bardales from your local Mechanics Bank Team.  Your volunteer efforts and support were the key to the successful night!
 
Thank you to our partners at the City of Lafayette and the Community Foundation of Lafayette for the great team effort!
 
🍽 Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 21, 2024!