The 8th Annual A Taste for NOW ~ In Memory of Nick Haines will be held on Sunday, April 28th at ANYA in Thompson, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The event invites attendees to “taste” selections from the area’s top restaurants, caterers, and bakeries. All food provided is paired with beer and wine selections donated by Friendly Spirits. Proceeds of the event will support NOW youth wellness programs in the 10-town area of Northeast CT.

Our 2019 participating restaurants include: ANYA, Black Dog Bar & Grille, Connecticut National Golf Club, The Courthouse Bar & Grille, The Crossings Restaurant & Brew Pub, The G Seven Catering Company, Grill 37, The Inn at Woodstock Hill, Jessica Tuesday’s, Jessica’s Bake Shop, The Lunch Box Catering Company, Our Father’s Table, Renee’s Working Girl Catering, Samuel Slater’s Restaurant, Sherwood’s Restaurant, Victoria Station Cafe, and more to come!

ANYA, a new restaurant and bar in Thompson offers an elegant space with picturesque views, floor to ceiling windows and crystal chandeliers. The restaurant will be closed to the public for this special event, offering a unique opportunity to explore ANYA and its many amenities.

In 2018, it was announced that moving forward, the Taste for NOW would be renamed in honor of Nick Haines as a tribute to Nick’s many contributions to the community and his passion for fellowship. As owners of Friendly Spirits in Danielson, Nick, his wife Judy, and his son Rusty have been longtime supporters of NOW and the organization is proud to honor Nick with this annual event. Over two dozen beers and wine will be provided by Friendly Spirits, with 10% of all their sales during the night will also be generously donated back to NOW.
Check our website in the fall for details on the “9th Annual Taste for NOW in Memory of Nick Haines” that will be held in 2020!!!