Taste of Westport: a night of food + drinks to raise money for CLASP

21 Apr

Taste of Westport is back with their annual fundraiser that directly benefits CLASP, a nonprofit that provides homes and services for adults with autism and developmental disabilities.  This year there’s an amazing variety of restaurants and drink providers including spots in Westport and all over Fairfield County.  The event happens on 5/1/14 from 6-9 pm at Westport Inn right in Westport.  Tickets are $75 prepaid via PayPal or by contacting Robin at (203) 226-7895 or $80 at the door.  Once there, taste some food, drink some wine, sip on some cocktails, and try to win some of the great silent auction items that are up for grabs.

Here are 26 delicious reasons to come to Taste of Westport this year:

  1. American Harvest Organic Spirit
  2. A Dash of Salt Catering
  3. Beaver Beer
  4. Bistro B
  5. Black Bear Wine & Spirits
  6. Blue Lemon
  7. Bobby Q’s
  8. Crystal Rock
  9. Da Pietro’s
  10. Eventi Cafe
  11. 55 Restaurant & Wine Bar
  12. Il Forte Gelato
  13. Geronimo Bar & Grill
  14. Greens Farms Spirit Shop
  15. Hummock Island Rawbar
  16. Little Barn
  17. Matsu Sushi
  18. La Paella
  19. Pane e Bene
  20. Post 154
  21. Rive Bistro
  22. Rizzuto’s
  23. Sweet Sabrina’s Cake Shop
  24. Spotted Horse
  25. Tarantino Restaurant
  26. The Spread

More about CLASP from their site:

Our Vision
Our vision is to provide support to people with autism and developmental disabilities so that they may live meaningful and rewarding lives – filled with friendship, learning and opportunities to grow. We will engage and inspire our local community members to partner with us and recognize that all will benefit from these relationships.
 
Our Mission
Our mission is to provide homes and opportunities for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. We offer high quality personalized services that enhance each person’s independence, dignity and continued growth. As a non-profit community organization we are dedicated to increasing public understanding of the people we serve and their ability to be contributing members of the community.
 
Our Roots
CLASP’s roots run deep within our community and with the families of those people we serve. In 1976 a small group of families who had children with developmental disabilities who were all in the same school class, began planning weekend activities together. These activities grew to become routine, and the group began to grow. In 1978 this group began to discuss the future of their children as they grew to be adults and would no longer be involved in the school system. In 1982 the group developed a limited partnership and opened CLASP’s first group home on Kings Highway in Westport. Since that time, CLASP has added a dozen more homes and an apartment program to support the ever growing list of individuals needing these services. Family and community involvement continue to be a strong focus of the organization as we grow and add programs to meet the needs of people in greater Fairfield County.

 

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