Ethiopian cuisine, delicious baked desserts, corny bread, locally brewed beer and stilt walkers were all part of the 23rd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain on Thursday night. Held at Annunciation Hall on the VFW Parkway for the first time, the annual event serves as fundraiser for JP nonprofit Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC), and particularly its senior home programs and youth opportunity collaborative. Along with more than 20 restaurants, personal chefs, food businesses, there was a cash bar with beer and wine, raffle tickets being sold, a silent auction and live music.
The 23rd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain is Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 pm. Join ESAC for the Annual Taste of JP fundraising event. Enjoy delicious food from a wide variety of neighborhood restaurants, live music and a silent auction--fun for the whole family! Your ticket purchase gets you free food samples from over 20 partner restaurants, live music and wonderful company.
Blue Nile, Chilacates, Café Beirut, FoMu, The Frogmore and Tres Gatos are just some of the participating businesses in the 23rd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain on Nov. 15. This year's Taste of Jamaica Plain has a new location at Our Lady of Annunciation Church on the West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain border. In recent years the Taste of JP has been held at the Franklin Park Zoo. While the event is moving inside this year, it will still benefit a good neighborhood organization, Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC), its senior home programs and youth opportunity collaborative.
People in the Boston area due to being displaced by Hurricane Harvey or Irma are welcome to attend Thursday's 22nd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain for free as guests of ESAC. "Our hearts go out to those who have been directly affected by the devastation of Irma and/or Harvey. ESAC would like to do what it can to help. If you have family staying with you because they can't be at home, we would like to invite you to come to the Taste as our guests, thanks to an anonymous donor," said an email from ESAC to Jamaica Plain News. Those affected will not have to prove they were affected by the hurricanes so honesty is required. ESAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit community organization and ticket sales will go to support ESAC’s GED Plus education programs for at-risk youth, as well as programs for free home repair for low-income seniors and foreclosure prevention counseling.
Enjoy the culinary delights of more than 20 local best restaurants while supporting a great cause at the 22nd Taste of Jamaica Plain Thursday, Sept. 14. Oh, don't forget that you'll have opportunities to have encounters with wild animals! "This will be the third year the Taste [of Jamaica Plain] will be held at the Franklin Park Zoo, a unique location that appeals to all ages!" said Emily Morris Litonjua, executive director of Ensuring Stability through Action in our Community (ESAC).