Great Barrington Area TasteFest Coming Soon

The Talk in 60010
October 16, 2015

Tickets are on sale for one of the most popular tasting events in the region. The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will host its 12th annual Great Barrington Area TasteFest on Thursday, October 29th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Marriott Northwest, located at Rt. 59 and I-90 in Hoffman Estates.

The annual event showcases samples from some of the finest purveyors of food and spirits in the Barrington Area.

Tickets to TasteFest are $30 in advance or $35 at the door and include a night of complimentary sampling from over 20 restaurants, microbrewers, wineries and distillers.

The first 400 guests receive a collectible TasteFest glass at the door and a complimentary bag. The evening also includes business vendors, live entertainment from jazz musician Amy Yassinger and the Yazz Jazz Ensemble. A popular highlight of the evening is the Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A. money machine, where guests can step in to grab some fast (moving!) cash.

This year’s tasting vendors include:

  • Apple Villa Famous Pancake House & Restaurant

  • Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

  • Cary Ale House

  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

  • Copper Fiddle Distillery

  • Francesca’s Famiglia

  • Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse

  • Heinen’s Fine Foods

  • Incontro a Tavola

  • Jennie and Vera’s Sweets Savories

  • Mandile’s Italian Ristorante & Banquets

  • Marriott Northwest

  • On Occasion Catering

  • Savory Salads

  • Strawberry Moon

  • Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery of South Barrington

  • Pinstripes of South Barrington

  • Taste This at Grassroots

  • Tiburon Rum

  • Whole Foods Market Kildeer

  • Zaza’s Tavola Italiana

Guests will be asked to vote on the Great Taste Awards for Best Taste, Best Entrée, Best Spirit and Best Dessert. A “Great Taste Gift Tree” with gifts cards totaling nearly $500 to area restaurants and more will be raffled off that evening.

To purchase your ticket for TasteFest and save $5, visit the BACC website here or call (847) 381-2525. Advance tickets will be waiting for guests at the registration table. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door for a night of amazing sampling!
The Great Barrington Area TasteFest is sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A., and Event Sponsor Motor Werks.

About the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC): The BACC (, founded in 1969, is an association of 800 member businesses representing more than 1,800 business people dedicated to the success and prosperity of the 11 regional communities it serves: Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Long Grove, North Barrington, Port Barrington, South Barrington and Tower Lakes. BACC promotes economic opportunities, advocates the interests of business, offers programs for professional development and leadership, and works to foster a robust regional economy.