Taste of Maryland

The Taste of Maryland is the Restaurant Association of Maryland's signature Government Affairs event. Held each year at the Graduate Annapolis Hotel, the event brings Maryland's hospitality leaders together with state legislators to advocate for the industry and sample food from restaurants across the state.


‚ÄčThe 32nd annual Taste of Maryland will take place on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at the Graduate Annapolis Hotel. The event will begin with an exclusive legislative preview session for hospitality industry members, hosted by RAM’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Melvin Thompson at 4:00 PM, followed by our legislative reception from 5:00-7:30 PM. The evening will feature food samplings from over two dozen local restaurants, craft beer, wine from Maryland wineries and mingling with members of our state legislature. Tickets are $75.00 each.


A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available at the Graduate Annapolis Hotel for the evening of the event. Click here to reserve a room.


The Food

During the event reception, in addition to an open bar, you can sample delicious signature dishes from many local restaurants. These are the restaurants that participated last year:




















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