The 7th Annual A Taste for NOW, A Taste for Life, will return on Saturday, April 21st at Quinebaug Valley Community College, starting at 6:00 p.m. Come and enjoy a carefully selected menu of uncommon beers and wines  paired with delectable bites from area restaurants, bakeries, and caterers, including:

Black Dog Bar & Grille

Connecticut National Golf Club

The Courthouse Bar & Grille 

Giant Pizza

The G Seven Catering Company

The Inn at Woodstock Hill

The Lunchbox Catering Company

The Raceway Golf Club

Renee’s Working Girl Catering

The Stomping Ground

Victoria Station

This is the first year that the Taste for NOW will be held in the spring and we anticipate that the season will serve as an inspiration for our participating restaurants and caterers. We will have a “Best Chef” contest, with guests encouraged to vote for their favorite food of the evening. There will also be a special door prize raffle for guests who visit every food station during the event. Fitting with the spring season, this will be a “fresh” take on NOW’s signature fundraising event.

Another new feature of the 2018 event: sponsor Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be at the event with samples of their award-winning vodka!

Over two dozen beers and wine will once again be provided by our friends at Friendly Spirits! 10% of all their sales during the night will also be generously donated back to NOW!

For 2018, the Taste for NOW will feature music by two talented artists, Allysen Callery (, a self-taught folk artist from Rhode Island, and Tristan Omand (, a folk musician from New Hampshire.

Ticket sales are open – check back as NOW confirms even more restaurants, caterers, and bakeries for the event!