WESTPORT — The annual “Taste of Westport” benefit for CLASP Homes of Westport will take place May 5.

The event, featuring specialty dishes from two dozen area restaurants, starts at 6 p.m. in the Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road East. Also on offer will be a selection of wines and cocktails, as well as desserts.

Some of the fare for sampling will include oysters from Hummock Island; culinary treats from restaurants like Pane e Bene, Matsu Sushi, Harvest, the Cottage, the new Bobby Q’s and more.

Cocktails and wine will be provided by Black Bear Wines & Spirits and Greens Farms Spirits.

Desserts from Le Rouge Chocolates and Cakes will also be available.

Music will be performed by Beto Petrillo and Rob Russo playing reggae selections from their soon-to-be-released album, “Running Out of Angels,” and Matt Criscuolo and Tony Purrone with jazz selections.

Silent auction items up for bidding will include a pair of tickets to a Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Garden; two tickets to the “Daily Show” with Trevor Noah; two tickets to NBC’s “Late Night” with Seth Meyers; an overnight stay at Mohegan Sun Casino with a dinner for two at Michael Jordan’s Steak House; a Drew Klotz sculpture and other pieces by local artists, and a triple strand of pearls and a tourmaline and diamond necklace.

Proceeds from Taste of Westport will benefit CLASP Homes’ programs.

Tickets are $75 in advance — online at http://bit.ly/1S1hpAQ — or at the door for $85. Donations to CLASP are tax deductible.