The La Salle High School Alumni Association hosted the return of the much anticipated biennial Taste of La Salle on March 19th on campus to benefit the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Over 350 guests made up of alumni, current parents, alumni parents, friends and community members tempted their taste buds with delicious food and drink from the 35 participating restaurants and beverage vendors including Alondra Hot Wings, Altadena Town & Country Club, Anheuser-Busch, ARGAUX Sommelier- Guided Experiences, Azunia Tequila, B Nutritious LLC, Bootlegger's Brewery, Brother Timothy Wine, CHOZA 96, City Café, Claud Beltran & Co., Bacchus Kitchen & Eatery, Corner Bakery Café Hastings Ranch, Diabolo Beverages, Domenico's Pasadena, El Portal Restaurant, Fosselman's Ice Cream, Jersey Mike's Subs, Jones Coffee Roaster, MacLeod Ale Brewing Co., Merengue Bakery & Café, NEW Moon San Marino, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Paco's Mexican Restaurant, Partida Tequila, Pasadena Sandwich Company, Pick Up Stix, Pitfire Artisan Pizza, Popp Cake Baking Company, Roy's Pacific Rim, San Antonio Winery, SMP Catering, Stone Brewery, Stonefire Grill, White Horse Lounge & Yogurtland Old Pasadena.
The Opportunity Drawing drew a lot of interest with 10 delicious prizes up for grabs. Lonna McCartney won the Cozy Night In basket donated by Plush Puffs and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Brian Hubbard ’03 won Tortilla Chips for a Year donated by Morris Victor and La Vencedora Products, Rafael Mirasol ’80, P'17,'18 won the Vino & Van Gogh package donated by Wine & Canvas, Joe Reid ’00 won the Grocery Goodies basket donated by Whole Foods Hastings Ranch and Panera, Lee Wilson P'15,'17 won the Flight Night Package donated by The Bottle Shop Sierra Madre, Vino @ Trio's, Justin Vineyards and Everson Royce, Denise Paniagua P'02,'06 won the Staycation donated by Embassy Suites, Adam Waggoner P'17 won the Dine Like A Star Certificate donated by The Spot Gourmet, Janet Frangie P'02 won the Work It Off Fitness basket valued at over $1,700 donated by SOULCycle, Yoga Madre, Wundabar Pilates, Core Power Yoga, Pure Barre, Fitness Factor, Invicta Fitness, Santa Anita Hot Yoga and LA Fitness, Michelle Day P’18 won the "Stock Your Bar" package featuring 19 bottles of premium wine and spirits, and Ash Rizk won the highly coveted “Eat Out For a Year” basket which included more than $2,500 worth of gift cards to local eateries (including 38 Degrees Ale House, Arroyo Chop House, Avanti Italian Bistro & Bar, Bodega Wine Bar, Café Santorini, Canyon City BBQ, Casa Bianca, Casa Del Rey, Charlie's Trio, City Café, Corner Bakery Café, Del Frisco's Grille, Domenico's Jr., El Portal, Lucky Baldwin's, Mama's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta, Marston's Restaurant, Mijares, Mother Moo Creamery, Otium, Paco's Mexican Restaurant, Panda Express, Pasadena Pizza Company, Patticakes, Pie 'N Burger, PizzaRev, Poppy Cake Baring Co., Porta Via Italian Foods, Rose Café, T. Boyle's Tavern, T. Philips, Tabu Shabu, Taco Fiesta, The Luggage Room Pizzeria, The Peppertree Grill, White Horse Lounge, Yogurtland Old Pasadena & Zugo's).
The event raised $24,000 for the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Currently the Alumni Association annually awards one $4,000 scholarship to an incoming freshman and up to two $1,000 scholarships to members of the graduating class to use toward their college education. The recipients are selected by the Alumni Association Executive Board and serve as Student Ambassadors of the Alumni Association. The current recipient of the Alumni Association Lasallian Heritage Scholarship for an incoming freshman is Colby Stenzel ’20 and the current recipients of the Alumni Association College Scholarship are Samantha Hardy ’16 and Maddy Malicdem ’16.
Thank you to all who supported this event! The next Taste of La Salle will be held in 2018...and is sure to be even tastier!