Port Jefferson has taste

October 3, 2012 by  

Those who do not think that one person can make a difference might want to arrange a chat with Melissa Petsco of Jolie Powell Realty. For a fifth consecutive year, this enthusiastic dynamo is chairing ‘A Taste of Port Jefferson’, the signature event of the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.

The Village Center, located in Harborfront Park, will soon be hosting food and wine vendors for a celebration of great eats and fine beverages. Petsco, working alone, started soliciting local restaurateurs in early August. The results of her energetic efforts will fill all three floors of the Port Jefferson Station building with cuisine selections to satisfy every guest.

For the price of a ticket, patrons are free to sample as long as hunger and stomach allow. Carnivores and wine connoisseurs alike will not be disappointed with this year’s offerings but neither will beer lovers, vegetarians, or those with a sweet tooth. Diverse, ethnic foods will be featured, as well as scrumptious desserts, coffees, wines, and even a local brewery. Of particular note, the fest will feature a whole stuffed, roasted pig, courtesy of a new area restaurant.

An event like this not only showcase the local food and beverage scene, it also gives businesses an opportunity for a modest boost to their bottom lines. From the print company that does banner printing for signage at vendors’ tables to the supply company that provides the napkins and cups, this kind of fete is welcomed.

Set for October 20, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, a pre-sale ticket goes for $40.00 or $30.00 with a purchase of 10 or more tickets. At the door, the price increases to $45.00.