Mmmm! The Taste of Ellicottville, the one festival that showcases Ellicottville and its eateries, is coming up next weekend. This perennial is a favorite festival with residents and visitors because they have a chance to sample Ellicottville’s local restaurants’ fare. Twenty-one of our local eateries will be serving up fare from “soup to dessert” and everything in between. Of course, you may have a favorite restaurant and favorite foods, but with this festival, you really have a chance to expand your horizons with new and interesting flavors.
The Taste of Ellicottville will feature 21 of Ellicottville’s finest establishments set up in cafe style in our historic business district. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 11-12. Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased at various ticket booths. Items range in price from $1 to $4 and will feature sample appetizers, entrees, desserts and refreshments.
This festival once inspired a cookbook featuring recipes for many of the dishes served. Many of those restaurants are no longer or are now under a different name, but the core of those establishments still exists and continues to serve the fare you have come to know and love.
Event coordinator Laurie Barrett, owner of the Birdwalk Restaurant, said she is looking forward to this year’s Taste of Ellicottville. There are many new sample dishes being offered and she wants to try them all.
See the 2012 Taste of Ellicottville menu to set your mouth watering in anticipation of this event. Bon appetit!