It was the great occasion for all foodies of the Midlands.
The Flavor of Lake Murray took location Thursday evening at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Columbia, with 16 distinctive cafe and/or caterers from across the space offering samples of their specialty dishes.
The fundraising celebration is held each year to increase funds for Lake Murray’s July Fourth fireworks exhibit, place on by the Capital Town/Lake Murray State Regional Tourism Board. Even so, this year’s celebration also served as a regional qualifier for the World Foods Championships.
All taking part chefs ended up judged by the event-goers, who have been able to vote for their favorite vendor.
The top 6 winners have been introduced in the vicinity of the close of the evening. Bistro on the Boulevard took initially spot, adopted by Griffin’s Chophouse, RF’s Corner Grill, Juniper’s, Figaro, and Alodia’s. They will now type “group Lake Murray Region” at the final round of the Entire world Food Championships, which will be held in Texas this November.
Marketing and advertising vice president Jayne Baker reported it was fantastic to see so a lot of company occur out to help the fundraiser and take part in the voting.
“It was fantastic to see folks so enthusiastic to be out,” she stated. “We put this on for the fireworks every 12 months. We just hope all people proceeds to assistance it and occur out to assistance us elevate revenue. Devoid of the revenue, there would be no Lake Murray July Fourth fireworks.”
The crowds were being entertained by the Finesse Band of Irmo, and Tokyo Joe.