Tricia Hudson of Hudson Coastal Raw Bar & Grill discussing the importance of attending the Taste of Maryland Legislative Reception.
The 30th Annual Taste of Maryland will take place on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Graduate Annapolis Hotel. The event will begin with an exclusive legislative preview session, hosted by RAM’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Melvin Thompson at 4:00pm, followed by our cocktail reception from 5:00-7:30pm. The evening will feature food samplings from over two dozen local restaurants, EVO 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 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 their state legislators to advocate for the industry and sample food from restaurants around the state.
Over two dozen member restaurants will be serving the following menu samplings this year:
|Anne Arundel County|
|Blackwall Hitch - Annapolis||Maryland Fried Chicken in White Gravy|
|Bruster's Real Ice Cream - Annapolis||Double Fudge Brownie, Sea Salt Caramel with Toffee, White Raspberry Truffle and PB & Graham Ice Creams|
|Cakes Plus||Cupcakes - Vanilla, Chocolate, Spice, Lemon and Red Velvet|
|Carrol's Creek Cafe||Chocolate Cups with Grand Marnier & Berries|
|Iron Rooster - Annapolis||California and Veggie Frittatas|
|Ledo Pizza - Annapolis||Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza, Jumbo Wings|
|Middleton Tavern||Maryland Crab Soup, Oyster Shooters|
|Miss Shirley’s Café - Annapolis||Miss Shirley’s Chicken & Corn Chowder|
|Preserve||Pumpernickel Gougeres with Smoked Salmon Dip|
|BotaniCuisine||Plant-based meat loaf and chocolate truffles|
|Cosima||Herbed pork tenderloin with chickpea-orzo salad, salsa rossa, microgreens & olive oil|
|Phillips Seafood||Maryland crab cakes & freshly shucked local oysters|
|Crossroads Bistro||Crabby Mac-n-Cheese; Smoked Turkey, Cranberry and Maple Finger Sandwiches; Cheesecake Shooters|
|Hook & Vine - Kitchen and Bar||BLT deviled eggs, crab balls with house aioli|
|RockSalt Grille||Seared Ahi Tuna|
|District of Columbia|
|Prescription Chicken||Mini Chicken Noodle Soups|
|Ace's Run Restaurant & Pub||Cider-glazed sea scallops, cauliflower puree, shaved brussels sprout slaw|
|Brenda's Pizzeria||Meatballs with tomato sauce, BBQ sausage smackers, sausage and pepperoni pinwheels|
|Trader's Coffee House||Avalanche cookies, breakfast cookies, butter cake, chicken salad, and cold brew coffee|
|Coastal Sunbelt Produce||Southwest salsa and Pineapple salsa|
|Congressional Seafood||Oysters from 38* North|
|Eggspectation - Ellicott City||Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Toasted Berry Salad|
|Kloby's Smokehouse||Pork Belly Quesadillas|
|Saval Foodservice||Mediterranean Beef Stew with Cucumber Cilantro Yogurt|
|Tino’s Italian Bistro||Prosciutto, Melon & Mozzarella Skewers, Chicken Brunello, Fusilli Primavera, Meatballs, and Garlic Knots|
|Prince George's County|
|Royal Cup Coffee & Tea||Cold Brewed Coffee and Artisan Iced Tea|
|Queen Anne’s County|
|The Narrows||Mushroom and Crab Risotto with Truffle Chive Oil|
|EVO Public House||Cheesesteak Sliders|
|Mother’s Cantina||Chicken Tortilla Soup with Local Eastern Shore Chicken and House Made Tortilla Strips|
Thank you to this year's sponsors!
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