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by Tony Schillaci & Don Church
The Lyme-Old Lyme Council of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut hosted its ninth annual “Taste of the Lymes” on Sunday, May 3, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Lyme Art Association. Restaurants from Lyme, Old Lyme and East Lyme offered samples of their most popular dishes.
Taste of the Lymes is a community tradition, pairing culinary specialties from local restaurants and caterers with fine wines and imported beers. Peggy Ames, owner, Rogers Lake Liquor Shoppe, coordinated the wine and beer selections. Participants included The Hideaway, Cherrystone’s, Old Lyme Inn, Bee & Thistle, Hong Kong II, Oriental Cafe, Hallmark Drive-In, The Cafe at Lyme Academy, Bureau’s Sugarhouse, Laysville Deli, Koffeeworks, Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe, Old Lyme Pizza Palace, Morning Glory Café, The Chocolate Shell, Elaine Hayes from Reynolds Subaru, Pizza Plus, Subway of Old Lyme, Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm and Flander’s Fish Market & Restaurant, among others. Ashlawn Farm Coffee, Lyme, was served.
Sheila Werthheimer of Werthheimer and Associates supplied the many centerpieces of beautiful flowers, and Brenda Casey at the white grand piano played romantic standards throughout the afternoon. Pizzeria DaVinci helped sponsor the event. All proceeds funded a scholarship program for local students.
Tony Sheridan, president, Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, reminded The Resident that the group, “Builds and promotes a strong and sustainable regional economy, works to increase awareness of the region at the local, state and national levels; acts as ‘the voice of business’ for the region in CT government; advocates for membership diversity; works to enhance hospitality and support for military personnel and their families; and promotes eastern CT as a great place to live, work and play.”