Taste Around  Avalon is an annual event on Catalina Island that brings together local restaurants and chefs to showcase their culinary skills. Join us on June 1, 2023 from 5-9 pm for the 17th Annual Taste Around Avalon.

Here are 9 reasons why you should attend Taste Around Avalon:

  1. Variety of Tastings: From appetizers and small plates to desserts and beverages, Taste Around Avalon offers a wide variety of tastings. It's your chance to indulge in a range of flavors and culinary creations in a single event.

  2. Meet local chefs: Taste Around Avalon gives you the opportunity to meet local chefs and learn about their cooking techniques and inspiration.

  3. Support local businesses: By attending Taste Around Avalon, you're supporting over 20 local restaurants and businesses. It's a great way to contribute to the local economy and show appreciation for the island's culinary scene.
  4. Local Restaurant Showcasing: The event allows local restaurants to showcase their specialties and signature dishes, giving you a taste of the unique flavors and culinary talents of Catalina Island.

  5. Stunning location: The event takes place in the charming town of Avalon on Catalina Island. With its beautiful harbor, scenic views, and coastal ambiance, the setting enhances the overall experience.
  6. Discover New Favorites: With numerous tastings available, you might stumble upon a new favorite restaurant or dish that you haven't tried before. It's an excellent opportunity for culinary discoveries and expanding your palate.

  7. Learn about the island: As you visit different restaurants during the event, you'll get a chance to learn more about the history and culture of Catalina Island.
  8. Affordable: The event is affordable. Voting Cards are $2 each and "tastes" are typically $1-$5 per taste.
  9. Family-friendly: Taste Around of Avalon is a family-friendly event, with something for everyone to enjoy, including kids. Taste categories include Appetizers/main dishes, Sweets & Treats, Cocktails and Non-alcoholic beverages.

Taste Around Avalon is a fun and delicious way to experience the local cuisine and culture of Catalina Island. See who's participarting this year.