Today: 'Taste of Menlo Park'

The Rotary Club of Menlo Park is sponsoring its first annual "Taste of Menlo Park" from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Menlo College.

The evening of food and wine pairings will benefit local high school scholarships. This year, the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation donated $87,000 to scholarships.

Food from 11 Menlo Park and Atherton restaurants and purveyors, as well as wine and beer from Bay Area wineries and breweries, will be featured at the event. In addition to the food and wine sampling, there will be a silent auction and a raffle for prizes that include an iPad and a television.

"Our club was looking for an additional way to raise money for our Foundation Fund for local scholarships, and we thought it would be a wonderful idea to bring the community together to share an evening of wonderful food and drinks," says "Taste of Menlo Park" chair Michelle Tsui.

Since 2004, the Rotary Club of Woodside/Portola Valley has hosted a similar event, the successful "Taste of Woodside."

Restaurants and food purveyors taking part in "Taste of Menlo Park" include: Sultana, Menlo Hub, Galata Bistro, Sodexo, Butterscotch on the Go, Bonsai Japanese Cuisine, Menlo Grill, Fey Restaurant, Rubio's, Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, and SusieCakes. Storrs Winery, Travieso Winery, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Michael Martella Wines, Woodside Vineyards, and Freewheel Brewing Co. will be providing beverages.

Tickets are $55 per person and may be purchased online at


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