The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of its 12th annual Great Barrington Area TasteFest, which showcases the Barrington area’s top businesses that serve or sell food or drinks.
At TasteFest, held Oct. 29, guests were offered complimentary samples from more than 50 participating restaurants, microbreweries, wineries and distilleries. Guests sampling the tasty treats were asked to vote on their favorites for Great Taste awards for Best Entree, Best Spirit, Best Taste and Best Dessert.
Mandile’s Italian Ristorante & Banquets won the Best Entree Award for their lasagna and manicotti. Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse and Cooper’s Hawk Restaurant & Winery tied for Best Spirit Award. Jennie and Vera’s Sweets + Savories won the award for Best Dessert and Incontro a Tavola won the Best Taste Award for their meatballs.
TasteFest also offered live music by jazz musician Amy Yassinger and the Yazz Jazz Ensemble. The event also featured a money machine in which guests could grab cash whirling in a small chamber. Barrington Bank & Trust Co. sponsored the money machine.