Cochranites are invited to get a mouthful of different flavours around town Nov. 19, by visiting different restaurants for the annual Taste of Cochrane event.
For $25, participants can take a self-guided taste tour to any of 22 participating local restaurants and businesses between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Participants can tantalize their taste buds with local flavours as a kick-off event for “Dine Out Cochrane,” which is taking place Nov. 20.
Organizer of the event, Kailey Mitchell, said Taste of Cochrane is a great way for locals and newcomers to go out and experience the different cuisine available around town.
“Your ticket gets you the opportunity to go to each one of those places and they each have samples,” Mitchell said. “It’s likely something on their menu or possibly something new, so it gives you the chance to try businesses you haven’t tried before.”
Several restaurants are participating in the event, such as Aama Nepalese Cuisine, Mehtab East Indian Cuisine, and Cabeza Grande.
The Rocky View Brewing Company and Half Hitch Brewing Company will offer Beer sampling. Additionally, Found Bookstore will be offering coffee samples.
Participants are invited to download the Explore Cochrane app to enter draws for different prize packages offered by the participating restaurants.
Over 150 tickets have already been purchased, and Mitchell invites everyone to savour the flavours of Cochrane.
“If you’re looking for something different and fun to do, to get to know what’s out there in the Cochrane culinary scene, it’s a great opportunity to do that,” Mitchell said. “You get to go to 22 different businesses and try something different from each of them.”
With many of the restaurant located in different parts of town, Mitchell said this is a great way for locals to familiarize themselves with new restaurants.
“You think of restaurants, a lot of people think of just downtown,” Mitchell said. “But we have lots of great ones in Fireside, Heartland, Heritage, and The Quarry too.
“There’s a lot of options out there that a lot of people aren’t familiar with.”
Tickets are available for purchase prior to event day on www.eventbrite.ca. In order to help restaurants prepare for the event, Mitchell asks those interested to purchase their tickets as early as possible. Tickets will also be available for purchase on event day.