The Shops at Pembroke Gardens Part II of The Tastings a Community Fundraiser 5/15/12

The Shops at Pembroke Gardens Part II of The Tastings a Community Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 15 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
527 SW 145th Terrace
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

The Shops at Pembroke Gardens announces Part II of “The Tastings,” a community fundraiser featuring delectable dishes, live entertainment, art, prizes, and more!

From bread pudding to burger bites, old-fashioned ice cream to Chinese-chicken salad, the “eat” is on at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens this month when the lifestyle center, in partnership with Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce and benefiting The Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, hosts the second part of the destination’s signature, tri-annual event, The Tastings.

To take place throughout The Shops at Pembroke Gardens’ beautiful, open-air setting, Savory smells will fill the air as the center’s various restaurants cook, grill, churn and pour to deliver taste-bud-tantalizing favorites from each of their respective menus. For a minimal donation to The Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund ($10 for pre-sale tickets or $15 at the event) guests will receive a Taste Card that will serve as a sampling ticket. The culinary selections will include treats from Brio Tuscan Grill, The Pub, Fuddruckers, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream, Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill, That Wine Place, and Village Tavern.

Participants who purchase a Taste Card can enter into a raffle for their chance to win various prizes including restaurant gift cards and a $500 shopping spree at the mall, courtesy of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill. The progressive-style event will also feature a live jazz band by the fountain, exhibits by resident artists from Studio 18, gift bags, and much more.

All ticket sale proceeds from The Tastings will directly benefit The Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund. A fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the charity is committed to supporting programs that move low-income children and families toward self-sufficiency. Since 1991, the fund has awarded local nonprofit organizations serving Broward and Palm Beach counties more that 2,300 grants, totaling more than $38.4 million. Additionally, the McCormick Foundation matches all donations to the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund at 50 cents on the dollar.

“The Tastings has proven to be a fun, highly anticipated and family-friendly event that brings the community together for a great cause,” said Ed Mitchell, Senior Vice President of South Florida Operations for Duke Realty, which owns and manages The Shops at Pembroke Gardens. “We are grateful to the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce for their assistance in organizing the fundraiser and look forward to a very successful – and tasty – event.”

The Tastings will take place at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens at 527 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027, located just off Interstate-75 at Pines Boulevard. For more information on The Tastings, or to pre-purchase Taste Card tickets visit: Guests can pick up their Taste Cards at Will Call, which opens at the fountain at 5:30 p.m. The Tastings begins at 6:00 p.m. and the raffles begin at 7:45 p.m.