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Borrego Gears Up For The Taste of Borrego


Last updated 2/1/2018 at 10:08pm

Borrego is gearing up for the season’s best party! The 7th annual Borrego Springs Rotary Taste of Borrego Gala will be Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the de Anza Ballroom of Borrego’s historic Casa del Zorro Desert Resort. Borrego’s finest restaurants will showcase their favorite recipes and Borrego’s residents and visitors will partake in a feast, all for a good cause: The Taste of Borrego is Rotary’s major fundraising event for the year in Borrego.

The format: Borrego’s leading restaurants offer up tasty bites. Wine flows freely. Guests vote for their favorite restaurant “People’s Choice” and a panel of chefs and celebrities vote for a “Professional Choice”. Guests enjoy raffle prize and a live auction, featuring Borrego’s own stars Martha Deichler and Sara Husby (of the Anza Borrego Foundation), who will be auctioning vacations, art, dinner parties and more. A good time is had by all.

“Many people don’t realize it, but Borrego Springs Rotary is an important contributor to many community and educational programs in the Borrego Valley,” Diane Johnson, Rotary President, said. “Our annual giving budget counts on The Taste to provide the funds needed for these important community activities.” Examples of community programs supported by Rotary include: the Elementary School Art Program, the Summer Reading Program (put on by BASIC), and the India Cultural Exchange project that sent four Borrego high school students to India and reciprocated with four Indian students here.

“We’re fortunate that our community is so generous in making the Taste a success,” Donna Nourse, Event Chair, said. “The Restaurants donate their food and labor, other businesses provide support through raffle and auction prizes, and our Guests each contribute $90 per person, for which they receive a delicious meal and enjoy a fun evening, in addition to supporting the Borrego Community. We are grateful to them all!”

Participating Restaurant Contestants this year are – The Butterfield Room at La Casa del Zorro, Ram’s Hill Restaurant, Carlee’s Place, El Borrego, The Big Horn Grill at Palm Canyon Resort, The Arches at Borrego Springs Resort, and Carmelita’s Mexican Grill and Cantina. Borrego Outfitters will provide wine, Kesling’s Kitchen will provide appetizers, and Bighorn Fudge Company and Candy Apple Bakery will provide dessert. Numerous other businesses and individuals will contribute items for the raffle and auction.

Tickets for the 2018 Taste of Borrego Gala are $90 and are available at Borrego Outfitters and de Anza True Value Hardware, or from your Rotarian friends. Buy yours early, tickets are limited!

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