Grand Lake’s most anticipated social engagement of the year – Taste of Grand -- takes place this Saturday, September 28. 2019 at 6 p.m. Due to the threat of inclement weather, the event will take place inside the Grove Civic Center, at 1702 Main Street in Grove, Okla.

Each fall the INTEGRIS Grove Hospital Foundation hosts the annual fundraiser to help improve the health of citizens from northeast Oklahoma.

The event offers upscale food and wine, beverages, live music and more.

With nearly 40 restaurants, caterers and wine and spirit purveyors participating, the evening promises to delight guests as they enjoy unique culinary experiences, and excellent entertainment while giving back to their community.

Guests are encouraged to leisurely stroll through the event, visiting each booth and sampling a variety of fabulous food, wine, beer, spirits and coffee.

Tickets are $85 and may be purchased at Grove area banks until 4 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 27. Tickets may also be purchased the night of the event for $100. All guests must be 21 or older to attend.

Culinary awards will be presented at  9 p.m. include the Supreme Cuisine Award, the most anticipated award of the evening, plus the People’s Choice Award, chosen by the guests in attendance, and other Culinary Excellence awards for the most admired dishes of the night. Taste of Grand judges include professionally trained chefs and food critics. Once again, David Mortiz of Society Awards has generously provided the Taste of Grand culinary prizes.

Restaurants participating in this year’s Taste of Grand include:

1909

Arrowhead Yacht Club

Blind Swine

Cherokee Casino Grove

Cherokee Yacht Club

The Coffee Shelter

Copper's Tea & Coffee House

Crawford's Bakery and Cafe

Grand Lake Public House

Goodfella's Pizzeria

Harps Food Store - Bakery

Honey Creek BBQ

Indigo Sky Casino

M&M Custom Butchering

Miller Pecan Company

Mulligans at Patricia Island Country Club

Rancho Viejo Mexican Restaurant

Raggedy's Cafe

Rib Crib of Grove

River Bend Casino / Twin Bridges Restaurant

Silver Spoon Catering

Sugar'd Spoon Bakery

Shangri-La Resort: The Summit *Doc's Grill * Eddy's Lakeside Bar

An impressive array of premium wines, beer and spirits have been organized thanks to assistance by Grand Spirits Wine and Liquor and Pier 13 Wine and Spirits. This year’s purveyors include the following:

Artisan Fine Wine and Spirits

Boardwalk Distribution

Grand Spirits and Wine and Liquor

Pier 13 Wine and Spirits

Premium Brands Wine and Spirits

Republic National Distributing Co.

Revolution Wholesale

Thirst Wine Merchants

Southern Glazers

Blue Duck Brew House

E & J Gallow Wines

Maminka Products

Monkey Island Winery & Cottages

Select Wine & Spirits

Stonehill Winery

About Taste of Grand

Taste of Grand is the primary fundraiser for the INTEGRIS Grove Hospital Foundation and would not be possible without the support of the largest presenting sponsor, Bank of Grand Lake along with support from the Nabholz Corporation, the major event sponsor. Additional supporters include platinum sponsors include Grand Lake Casino, Grand Lake Dental, Grand River Abstract and Grove Dental Associates. Gold sponsors include BancFirst, Crossland Construction, Diagnostic Lab of Oklahoma, Grand Savings Bank and Rudy and Susan Moritz.