Taste of the Kootenays

The mouth watering event is back! Taste of The Kootenays has returned and with a more flavourful twist: what was once a showcase of local cuisine is now a showcase of regional Kootenay cuisine along with that of Chamber of Commerce business members.

“This extremely popular event started many years ago as a Rossland Resort Association fundraiser and was called ‘Taste Around Town.’ It featured amazing local restaurants and specials, but the options were dine-in only. In 2009 we changed the event format and grew into the Taste of Rossland by moving to a larger venue and becoming a tasting, sipping and mingling event,” explains Julie Parker, Taste event planner and the executive director at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce. “This year we are reaching for the stars and inviting not only our food and beverage Rossland Chamber business members, but regional food and beverage businesses as well. We are also partnering with Golden City Days to make this event a fantastic finale to the weekend long celebrations in town September 5, 6 and 7.”

This wildly popular event gives people the opportunity to experience “small bites” of food from a variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes and local wine and beer makers who will be offering the finest tastings off their menus.

“It’s a lot of fun to attend and mingle, sip, slurp and bite your way through the room. Our Rossland Chamber event has become more and more popular each year since 2009, with other communities and groups asking us for tips to do their own Taste events. The best part for me is to see people come through the room and realize there’s so much more left to try and then go back for another lap,” Parker describes.

This year’s event will be on the last day of the Golden City Days Event in Rossland, Sunday September 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. at the Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland. The space has been booked to accommodate more vendors and a greater number of people. As well, live music will be performed and there will be door prizes. The Grande Finale Golden City Days Basket Draw will also be held at Taste.

The family friendly event will no doubt be a hit with an admission of $5 for adults and $2 for ages 12 and under. Food and beverage tokens will be $1 each with most bites or sips costing between 1-3 tokens each.

For up to date information, please visit or find us on Facebook. For questions and queries please contact the Rossland Chamber of Commerce at (250) 362-5666.


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