Taste of Westport benefits CLASP Homes
The 11th annual Taste of Westport benefiting CLASP Homes will take place May 7 at the Westport Inn.
The benefit, starting at 7 p.m., offers attendees a chance to sample specialty dishes from nearly two dozen restaurants. The inn is at 1595 Post Road East.
CLASP provides housing, food and personalized services designed to enhance independence for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
A new Taste of Westport feature this year is a pre-party featuring chef Neil Fuentes of the restaurant Jojoto, who is a regular guest on "Connecticut Style, Chopped" and a champion on Food Network's "Rewrapped." His cooking demonstration, with music, is set from 6 to 7 p.m. People attending the pre-party will get early admission to the main event as well a first chance to bid on silent auction items.
The benefit's silent auction will feature items such as tickets to the "Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, including dinner and round-trip transportation to New York; "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon tickets; NASCAR race tickets with hotel accommodations; late-season Yankees-Red Sox tickets; "Today Show" concert tickets; a Sonoma County wine-tasting Tour; a Rhode Island World Cup visit; a backyard summer grilling party; designer handbags; makeup and skin-care products; teeth-whitening treatments; Lefty Gomez autographed memorabilia, and a golf at the Redding Country Club.
Tickets for the Taste of Westport cost $75 for the main event, $95 including the pre-party. To buy tickets go online at www.tasteofwestport.com or call 203-226-7895, ext 144.