The Taste is an evening dedicated to bringing people together to celebrate local food, drink, and relationships.

March 1 - 4, 2022

6:30 - 7:30 pm | Live on YouTube

For the love of local food & drink.

The Virtual Taste Event

The Taste is an evening dedicated to bringing people together to celebrate local food, drink, and relationships while helping Montana Food Bank Network raise $70,000 for Montana’s families. Due to COVID-19, The Taste 2021 event will be virtual. Our virtual event will showcase food, friends, and fun. To help support locally owned businesses, we will be introducing a Passport event, which will take place from Feb. 22, 2021, until Mar. 5, 2021. This will allow our guests to go out and taste the different items our vendors have to offer. For the event’s entertainment, we will be putting on a cooking competition called The Taste Presents | Chefs Against Hunger, where 3 local Chefs will compete to elevate shelf-stable food. Our Silent Auction and Spoon Pull raffle are still going to be part of The Taste.

Thank you so much for your support during our event! 

Sign-Up link for Silent Auction and Spoon Pull Sign-up sheet.

We do have some spoon pull items that are available for Purchase during Pick-Up.

If you need your items shipped that can be arranged, you will just need to pay for shipping.

Swag Bag & Passport Pick up Information:

Pick up Days & Times:

  • Thursday 3/11: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Friday 3/12: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
We are located at 5625 Expressway Missoula, MT 59808, across from Big Sky Brewing Co.

Taste Door Prize Winners! 

  • Winner 1: Becca Birdsell – Bravo Catering
  • Winner 2: Amy Doty – Good Food Store Basket
  • Winner 3: Jain Walsh – Virtual Wine Tasting
  • Winner 4: Laurel Kato – Best Buy TV
  • Winner 5: Kelly Gibson – American Airlines Miles

Taste Passport Winners!

  • Winner 1: Lisa Schindler – Albertsons Gift Card and Wine
  • Winner 2: Cassidy Green – Two Bottles of Wine
  • Winner 3: Becca Birdsell – Black Cat Bakery Gift Card and Wine
  • Winner 4: Shanti Johnson – Draught Works Basket

Spoon Pull – Alaska Airline Winner!

  • Sonja Mecham

Congratulations to all of our winners!  Thank you so much for your support during our Taste Virtual event!

Taste Passport Location 2021...

Big Sky Brewing Co. – Head over to the Big Sky Brewing taproom and enjoy all that it has to offer during the Taste Passport Event.  100% of the sales made from the taproom from Feb. 22nd until Mar. 4th will come back to MFBN.

Bravo Catering – Ever wanted that yummy food from that one catering company you ate at that last event you went to?  Well, look no further Bravo Catering is here and has a deal for you! You will receive a 10% discount on our Eat Like a Chef home-delivered meal program.  This offer will only be available from Feb 22nd until Mar. 4th!  Place your order TODAY!

Draught Works Missoula Brewery – Flight of your choice of Draught Works beer!  OR Your choice of a 32 ox Crowler fill!  Draught works will donate $2 to MFBN from the purchase of either featured item!

Kettle house Brewing Co. – Have you been craving some Cold Smoke from Kettle house Brewing Co.?  Well, you are in luck because we have a special deal for you.  Stop into either Kettle house location (South or Bonner), purchase a Cold Smoke beer pint, and $1 will be donated to MFBN.  This offer will be available from Feb. 22nd until Mar. 4th!

Lolo Creek Distillery – Lolo Creek Distillery has not one but TWO specialty cocktails for you and yours to enjoy!  The drive will be worth white, and the views of the Lolo Mountains will not disappoint!  The first Taste cocktail will be Huck White Cocoa – Lolo Creek Distillery Honey Huck Vodka.  The second Taste cocktail Hucked Mint Julep – Lolo Creek Distillery, HUCKED Whiskey.  Lolo Creek Distillery will also be donating 10% of their Tasting Room.

Lolo Peak Brewery – From Feb. 23rd until Feb. 27th, you can enjoy Lolo Peak’s Brewery’s Vindaloo special. Chicken Vindaloo – Chicken and Indian style curry with Lolo Peak beer incorporated, served over white rice. 20% of profits from the featured items will be donated to MFBN.

Second Set Bistro – Have you been to Second Set Bistro yet?  Well, if you haven’t, this is a perfect time to come!  From Feb. 22nd until March 3rd, come in and enjoy a special 3-course meal with a choice of salad, entree, and shared dessert plus a glass of wine included with first 2 courses. Make sure you are one of 40 people to have tried this yummy food!

Added in for a little extra fun, Second Set Bistro will have a special event on March 4th. 4-course dinner with 3 courses of wine. Course 1: Potato croquettes with saffron aioli. Course 2: Grilled little gem salad with Marcona almonds & olive tapenade. Course 3: Fideos in a tomato broth, with kale & braised chicken. Course 4: dessert a sweet cream biscuit with fruit compote, & granola crumble. Second Set Bistro will donate 20% of the proceeds back to MFBN.

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream – Make sure to leave room for DESSERT! Well, let us be honest it’s always time for Ice Cream, especially sundaes!  Sweet Peaks has a special sundae for our Passport holders. The Best 4 words… Mini “Birthday Party!” Sundae, cupcake ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, extra sprinkles, and more fun to come! This super sweet sundae is available RIGHT NOW, be sure to get your Sundae before March 4th.

Event Sponsors
First Security Bank
Alter Enterprise
Boone Karlberg P.C.
First Interstate Bank
Global Foods
Horizon Credit Union
Les Schwab
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Republic Service
The Still Room
Good Food Store
Montana Club
The U 104.5
Blackfoot Communications
Charlies Produce
BlueCross BlueShield
LOCI Architecture + Design

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