Taste of Pelham to offer local flavor

The Taste of Pelham will feature a variety of samplings from restaurants, caterers and beverage providers across Pelham. (Contributed)

The Taste of Pelham will feature a variety of samplings from restaurants, caterers and beverage providers across Pelham. (Contributed)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

PELHAM—Once again, the Pelham Library Guild is preparing for the annual Taste of Pelham fundraising event on Oct. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Local purveyors will set up booths at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena and serve samplings from their menus for guests to try and “get a taste of what they have,” Pelham Library Guild President Debbie Parrot said.

“We will have 27 restaurants, caterers and beverage providers that will have very special culinary delights,” Parrott said, adding samplings will include “everything from steak and shrimp… to desserts of all kinds.”

This year, the Taste of Pelham will feature special dishes prepared by the students in the Pelham High School culinary program.

“It’s a nice collaboration with the Pelham School System that we’re excited about,” Parrott said.

In addition to food and drinks, guests can enjoy a live jazz performance, dancing and meet with bestselling Atlanta author Mary Kay Andrews.

“It’s just loads of fun, it was very well received last year,” Parrott said. “It’s a nice intimate atmosphere… just a fun night.”

The event is also kid-friendly and all are welcome to attend, Parrott said. Tickets on sale now and can be purchased at the Pelham Public Library, IBERIABANK in Pelham, online at Pelhamlibraryguild.com or from any Pelham Library Guild member. Each ticket costs $25 in advance of the event, or $30 when purchased at the door.

Proceeds from the Taste of Pelham event will go directly to the Pelham Library Guild’s Building Fund, which is raising money for the construction of a new library building.

“We don’t fund anything out of the Taste of Pelham except the Building Fund,” Parrott explained.

More information about the Taste of Pelham and a full list of vendors can be found on the Pelham Library Guild’s website at Pelhamlibraryguild.com.