The Taste of Morgantown was the place to be Sunday, August 21st, at the Mon County Center, Mylan Park. With over 500 guests converging to enjoy tastings from area restauranteurs and food vendors, the 12th annual benefit was a success for all involved.
Through ticket sales and corporate partnerships, over $33,000 was raised to support the American Red Cross Where It’s Needed Most Campaign and Mylan Park Properties’ ongoing nonprofit community engagement projects.
The Taste of Morgantown competition provided a platform for chefs and restaurants to showcase samples of their favorite dishes, gain greater exposure, and the potential to walk away with one of 7 awards this year.
As voted on by the event ticket holders, the people’s choice award Best Savory Dish went to The Garden Grille & Bar at Hilton Garden Inn and Best Sweet Dish was awarded to Rising Creek 2 – Tutto Gelato.
From the chef-judged categories, The Garden Grille at Hilton Garden Inn won Best Presentation and The Taste of Morgantown 2022 (best overall dish) for their Tex Mex Flank Steak dish with elote corn, bulgogi BBQ and verde aioli with locally sourced ingredients from Hawthorne Valley Farms and Mal’s Fresh Produce.
Rising Creek 2 – Tutto Gelato got the top vote from the judges winning Most Creative Dish. The Brownie House took home Best Use of WV Ingredients and Sweet Southern Smoke won Best Grab & Go.
White Diamond Realty was a corporate sponsor for this event. Our team had a blast supporting local chefs, restaurants, and nonprofits!