Get a taste of Carmel’s restaurants Thursday


Residents can sample local food and drinks for a good cause this week.

The ninth annual Taste of Carmel will showcase 25 to 30 of the area’s finest restaurants, wineries and breweries, and a silent auction featuring more than 100 items created by local artisans. Carmel’s own Shane Rodimel, an acoustic guitarist, will provide entertainment as guests enjoy samples of sushi, pasta, steak, seafood and more. The event also will feature locally-brewed beers and handcrafted wines.


All proceeds from Taste of Carmel will benefit Orchard Park Elementary students. As a targeted Title 1 school, more than 40 percent of Orchard Park students are on the free and reduced lunch program. Comparatively, Orchard Park has more than twice the number of children in need than any other Carmel Clay School.

The event is open to the public.Tickets are $25 each, but a table of eight can be reserved for $175. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Tickets are available at the Orchard Park Elementary office.  Call 848-1918 for tickets or more information.

Taste of Carmel

  • Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St.
  • Tickets: $25 each
  • Info: 848-1918