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By Eric Heinz

Under a starlit night in San Clemente, the Chamber of Commerce’s annual display of culinary arts took place with dozens of locals and dignitaries in attendance.

The Taste of San Clemente took place Oct. 30 at Casino San Clemente.

Lynn Wood, CEO of the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce, said she was pleased with the way this year’s Taste of San Clemente turned out.

“I heard nothing but good reviews about it,” Wood said.

Twenty-four restaurants and 15 wineries/distributors attended the event.

“The main reason we have the Taste is to market our member restaurants and businesses in town,” she said.

Now in its 25th year, Wood said there were times when it appeared the Taste would not continue, but because of the community support and the directive of the Chamber’s board of directors, the event lives on.

“The participation of the restaurants and wineries makes the event,” Wood said. “Because a lot of (the businesses) are very established, they’re doing it to be part of the community.”

Local businesses in San Clemente started the Taste of San Clemente a quarter century ago as a way to bring food and drink businesses together for an evening gala.

“We’d just like to thank all the people for coming out to it, and I hope we put on a good show with good music and wine as a chance to be together,” Wood said. “I just really appreciate the support of the community.”


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