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Here’s the List of Winners from the Taste of the Town Stroll

More than 550 people at the Taste of the Town Stroll on Thursday contributed items to restock the shelves at the New Canaan Food Pantry, and quite a few were winners of prizes at area stores. Here’s the list of winners, posted on Facebook by the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, which organized the event:

Le Boudoir Grand Prize: Christie Harnett
Aetheria Relaxation Spa: Cathy Yancy

Baldanza market cafe: Jennifer Lapolla

Bankwell: Kathryn Pasternak

Baskin-Robbins: Ben Bognon

Brad and Vandy Reh: Leo Karl III

Caren Forbes & Co.: Audrey Bloom

Chase Bank Gift Certificate to Pimlico Home: Becki Kay

Ciel Eau $600 Spa Package: Kathleen Redman

Kitchens by Deane Deane Culinary Works: Paula Eldred

Design Solutions: Denise Luccarelli

Earth Garden: Kara Simko

Elm Street Books: Lizzie Kuchinski

Fjord Fish Market: Tina Kramer

Francos Wine Merchants: Patrick Leeber

J. McLaughlin $500 Gift Certificate: Sandra Melsen

Jade: Jane Ellwanger

Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs: Jennifer Busak

More & More: Blanca Romano

New Balance New Canaan: Randy Ferguson

New Canaan Diner: Andy Ward & John Walsh

New Canaan Healthfare: Liza Cuoco

New Canaan Music: Charlie Lampen

Oxygen Fitness Eleanor Meredith

Peachwave of New Canaan: Kevin Dwyer

The Philip Johnson Glass House: Danielle Sibilia

Polo Ralph Lauren: Fred Corrado

Sara Campbell – Fashion Designer: Anne-Lise Brown

Scout & Molly’s of New Canaan: Amy Wilkinson

Severed Ties Antiques and Quality Consignments: Beth Rowley

Shen New York: Yuwuen Martinez

Shoes ‘N’ More: Cindy Peiser

Sole Restaurant: Andrea Peterson

Suburban Couture: Robin Busch

TOGS: Jan Scaefer & Josephine Vernon

Vineyard Vines New Canaan Brian Moran

Rosie New Canaan: Tom Nissley

The Town Tasted Good Thursday Night

The Fifth Annual Taste of the Town on Thursday tickled tastebuds and tempted shoppers as they strolled through downtown, stopping in stores to sample some food (even in stores that don’t sell food) and get a checkoff on their special map to get a chance for a prize. A “Lobster Off” from 5 to 6 p.m., which emcee Chef Plum called a “Lobster Roll Off” had three judges from town pick which food establishment in town made the choicest lobster roll, with five nominees to choose from. The overall winner: Nube Siguenza of Cava restaurant. These other contestants also won prizes:

Sandy Baldanza of Baldanza’s Cafe: “Best Looking Lobster Roll”
Scott Kaluczky, co-owner of Silvermine Market (which plans to offer pizza, starting in September): “Meatiest Lobster Roll”
Justin Sullivan, a chef from Fjord Fish Market: “Most Classic Lobster Roll”
Fish Tales: “Best Balance of Flavors”

The week before the Stroll, Walter Stewart’s Market sold “pre-packaged” bags to donate for $15 and $25 each (they had a retail value of $25 and $40, respectively, and were made available thanks to the local market’s generosity). “Strollers” who spent more than $200 in stores on the evening of the event had a chance to win prizes, including a Grand Prize from Le Boudoir Salon on Main Street.

Plan to Stroll Around for a Taste of the Town on Thursday, Aug 20

Walk, sample some food from local restaurants and try for some prizes from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, at New Canaan’s annual “Taste of the Town Stroll” through downtown. And bring a bag to donate to the New Canaan Food Pantry in order to get a stroll map so you won’t miss any of the 25-plus participating stores and restaurants. How to win prizes

Here’s how to be eligible for a prize at the fifth annual event:

“[P]ick up your map at the Chamber of Commerce in front of the Movie Theater,” the chamber announced this week. “This year, over $6,000 worth of prizes, have been generously donated by local businesses.

New Canaan Gears Up for Aug. 21 ‘Taste of the Town Stroll’

New Canaan’s business community is gearing up for an increasingly popular annual event that connects local merchants with customers while benefitting the local food pantry. The New Canaan Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Taste of the Town Stroll, benefitting the New Canaan Food Pantry, runs from 6 to 9 p.m. next Thursday, Aug. 21 (rain date Aug. 22). Chamber Marketing Associate Laura Budd calls the event “a triple win.”

“Number one, the food pantry gets stocked.