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Treml: Taste of Spring coming to Sycamore

Published: Monday, April 7, 2014 10:17 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 10:52 a.m. CDT

We could all use a taste of spring after the bitter cold winter we just went through. Sycamore has the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and get a Taste of Spring at 17 different locations.

The Sycamore Chamber is proud to present the fourth annual Taste of Spring in downtown Sycamore from 5 to 7 p.m. April 17. The event features a wine and appetizer pairing at 17 local businesses. The progression starts at Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., and continues throughout downtown Sycamore. Attendees must start at Blumen to receive their wristbands, lanyards and their souvenir wine glass. The souvenir wine glass is a new addition to the event – no plastic cups to throw away and it is a great memento of the fun evening you had in town.

The tasting locations this year are: Blumen Gardens, Riccardi’s Red Hots, Midwest Museum of Natural History, The Mitchel Lounge, Sweet Earth, STOMP, D & D Jewelers, Paulsen Appliance, The Confectionary, Taxco Restaurant, Two Sisters Emporium, Blue Moon Bikes, PJ’s Courthouse Grille, S.I.S. – Shop In Style, Sycamore Antiques, Prairie on State Winery and CMJ Technologies.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample a variety of local cuisines carefully selected to complement each wine.

The featured caterers include: Premier Catering (VAC), Giordano’s, Culvers, HyVee, Schwan’s, The Lincoln Inn, Sycamore Country Store and Catering, Sweet Dream Desserts and Catering, Ski’s All American Pub and Mudslingers. The restaurant locations on the wine tasting tour will feature some of their delectable bites to eat as well.

The event will begin at Blumen Gardens and, from there, guests are encouraged to follow the progression of the taste according to the lanyard and map provided. The event will conclude at CMJ Technologies. This event brings people into our businesses – we are excited to have more locations and caterers participate than ever before.

Guests must be age 21 or older to participate. Tickets cost $10 a person. Tickets are available at the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce, 407 W. State St., Suite 10, or by credit card over the phone at 815-895-3456. Tickets purchased on the day of the event cost $15 a person.

For information, visit www.DiscoverSycamore.com.

• Rose Treml is executive director of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce.

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