4th Annual Taste of South Pasadena
Start at Canoe House for some great appetizers and live music, and then stroll down the quaint streets of Fair Oaks Avenue and Mission Street to sample fine cuisine tastes from your favorite restaurants. Fun for the WHOLE FAMILY!
Food wristbands and separate VIP wine wristbands are available.
VIP wine tasting wristband access – 5:00pm – 7:00pm hosted by Garagiste at Canoe House for adults over 21 years of age and with additional paid wine only wristband
Food tastes along South Pasadena Route – 6:00pm – 9:00pm with specified paid food only wristband
Thank you to the restaurants who have already signed up. Check back, more are being added!
La Fiesta Grande
Fair Oaks Pharmacy
Mammas Brick Oven
Bistro de la Gare
Your donation of the small service fee provides even more support to our local charties! Thank you!
VIP Wine Adult (21+) Ticket ONLY
This special ticket will allow entrance to the Garagiste Wine Tasting VIP event held at Canoe House from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. It is only issued to adults over 21 years of age with valid ID. $20.00
Food Tasting Adult Ticket ONLY
This ticket allows one adult access to sample food tastings along the event route from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. $35.00
Here is some special info for you!
Thank you so much for supporting the 4th Annual Taste of South Pasadena sponsored by the Rotary Club of South Pasadena! We are looking forward to a great evening filled with wine, food and great entertainment. All proceeds support local nonprofits making a BIG difference in our community!
This can also be found on our website at southpasadenarotary.org
Will Call Tables
You will find 2 will call tables where you MUST trade your food ticket for a wristband. This wristband will give you access to the restaurants and YOU MUST trade them in to receive a wristband BEFORE you begin your tastings. Will call tables are located at Canoe House on Fair Oaks/Hope and a second table at ARO restaurant on Mission/Diamond. We will be selling additional food and wine tickets at the will call tables while supplies last.
There are plenty of free open lots and street parking in South Pasadena by our will call tables and among the Taste route, so please make use of them, but follow posted parking signs. We can’t be responsible for ticketed or towed cars. If you start at Canoe House, there is a free open lot on the corner of Hope/Mound.
Wine Tasting and other important info
The VIP Wine Tasting presented by The Garagiste Festival, is a separate ticketed pre-event (just $20) and is being held at the Canoe House at 805 Fair Oaks Avenue from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. There will be 8-10 artesian wineries offering wine samplings to ticketholders ages 21+. Everyone is welcome, but only guests with special wine tickets will be allowed to taste. Drinks must stay within the confines of Canoe House and their lot. No open containers can be taken onto the city streets.
Live entertainment by Blue Monday and a live auction (Dodger tickets, Firehouse party and a large catering package by Charlie’s Trio) is also going on at Canoe House between 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Canoe House is also offering drink specials and free tastings for guests with food tickets. We are also proud to be honoring community citizens David Yost and Ron Buranaskorn the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship awards.
Over 18 restaurants are excited to have you stop in and sample their offerings! They are selecting their favorite dishes to share and will give samples to guests with a food wristband. Food tasting for all restaurants starts at 6:00pm and goes until 9:00pm, with the exception of Canoe House who will be serving food ticketed guests between 5-9pm and Busters who is serving only between 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
***Senor Fish and Carmines will be have temporary serving areas on Mission Street (see map) so guests won’t have to go far from the route to enjoy their great food!
Map of the Taste route
At the will call table, you will receive a complete map of the restaurants. There is a walking path and a shuttle/driving path.
We highly encourage our guests to walk, but for those who need a lift, we have free van/shuttle stops at Hope/Mound (behind Canoe House) and at Mission/Diamond. They will be circulating often. Look for designated signs.
Have a wonderful time! We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!
Rotary Club of South Pasadena