Taste of Livingston County

A New Recipe

 

There was a fresh flavor to a highly anticipated culinary event when the Taste of Livingston County returned in May.

 

In its 19th year, the event continued to feature a delicious variety of foods from area restaurants.  But with a new venue, organizers, and vision.

 

“We are calling it a signature event to promote signature dishes,” explained Chamber President/CEO Laura Lane. “The goal is to promote and highlight signature dishes of our local restaurants, caterers, bakeries, wineries, cideries, and breweries to encourage repeat dining opportunities throughout Livingston County.”

 

The Taste of Livingston County took place on Tuesday, May 23 at Camp Stella Maris in Livonia.  The Livingston County Chamber and The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming co-organized the event.  They split the proceeds evenly.

 

Originally a project of the Livingston County Health Department, and later run by Genesee Valley Health Partnership, the Taste of Livingston County made its name as a heart-healthy food tasting event.

 

For 2017, the nutritional guidelines were relaxed, in favor of a more general food tasting event that aligns with the shared values and goals of the organizers.

 

“The Chamber and The Arc are both advocacy organizations,” said Arc Executive Director Martin Miskell. “Their focus is business, and ours is people with disabilities. But we both stress inclusion to build our local community. At our core, both groups bring people together — and nothing brings people together quite like great food.”