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23rd Annual Taste of the Town Serves Up Success for Lowell General Hospital

23rd Annual Taste of the Town Serves Up Success for Lowell General Hospital

October 27, 2009 - Lowell, Mass. - On Sunday, October 25, Lowell General Hospital's Auxiliary hosted a sold-out event at the University of Massachusetts Inn and Conference Center for the 23rd Annual Taste of the Town. Eighteen area restaurants donated their time, talent and menu items to impress the guests with a variety of fantastic foods and raise $50,000 to support local healthcare.

ToT 2009 Cafe MadridToT 2009 FishbonesThe group of 420 diners voted for the People's Choice Awards with three different recipients leaving with top accolades. Best Appetizer went to Yazmin's Café Madrid for the coconut shrimp. Best Entrée was awarded to Fishbones for its lobster risotto. And the vote for Best Dessert was last year's winner, I Dream of Jeanne Cakes for cheesecake lollipops.

Photos: (Left) Chef of Yazmin's Café Madrid accepts his plate for the Best Appetizer of the evening - coconut shrimp. (Right) Chefs of Fishbones of Chelmsford accepts their crystal plate as recognition for the Best Entrée for the lobster risotto serves at this year's Taste of the Town. Joining them are members of the Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary committee who sponsors the annual event to raise funds for Lowell General.

ToT 2009 Mirabella'sToT 2009 I Dream of Jeanne CakesThrough the generosity of the following restaurants the event was a spectacular success: Aramark, Bailey's Bar and Grille, Bella Italia, Bianco's Catering, Inc., Café Madrid, Cavaleiro's Restaurant, Centro Restaurant and Bar, Cobblestones of Lowell, Fishbones, I Dream of Jeanne Cakes, Mirabella's Bakery, Moonstones, Ricardo's Café Tratorria, Saffron Bistro, Sodexo, Sprigs, Two Chefs Are Better Than One, and Westford Grille.

Photos: (Left) A beautiful presentation by Mirabella's Bakery of Tewksbury added to the festive feel of the October 25th event held at the new UMASS Lowell Inn and Conference Center. (Right) Winner of the Best Dessert was given to Andover-resident and chef-owner Jeanne Topham of I Dream of Jeanne Cakes for cheesecake lollipops. Jeanne was joined by assistant Joy Kessler to provide the 420 guests with the tasty treats.

Click here to learn about the Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary: Volunteers with a Vision for Healthcare Excellence.

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