As always, “Taste” delights

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People lined the block waiting to enter the Taste of the Vineyard on Thursday night.

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Brian Hall chose a patriotic theme for the evening.

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(from left) Felicia Williams, Caitlin D'Amico, and Laura Beckman.

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The annual Taste of the Vineyard, an evening of eating, drinking, and dancing for the M.V. Preservation Trust, was Thursday.

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Danielle Bailey, Sandy Burt, and Guinevere Cramer

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Indian vegetable tempura from Herring Run Kitchens & Provisions

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Dennis Rochford and Paula Whitney representing Hotel California tequila at the Taste of the Vineyard on Thursday night.

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Isadora Brito.

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Kate Walpole, owner of the store Katydid in Edgartown, poses during the Taste of the Vineyard on Thursday night.

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Lisa Wagenbach hold a Resqwater anti-hangover drink at Thursday night's Taste of the Vineyard.

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Kell Hicklin, Mary McDonough, James McDonough and Scott J. Jones, proprietor Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant, pose during Taste of the Vineyard on Thursday night.

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Patrick Elliott at the Buckley's Gourmet Catering booth

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(from left) Nicole Jackson, Erin E Pye, Eleni Roriz, Kaylea Moore

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Todd Hitchings.

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Trueman Haskell, left, and Justine-Gray grab some drinks at the Taste of the Vineyard.

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Valerie Stoyer, pastry chef and owner of Val Cakes, stands in front of one of her cakes during the Taste.


Caterers, restaurateurs, pastry chefs, chocolatiers, and some of New England’s biggest brewing and beverage distributors served a sellout crowd last night at the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust’s signature social event, The Taste of the Vineyard. Under huge tents on the lawns of the Dr. Daniel Fisher House, attendees sported handsome — sometimes outrageous — cocktail attire with plaids, salmons, limes, and aquamarines. The posh jewelry would have made Louis-François Cartier blush.

Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, spirits, beer, and other culinary samples were served well into the night as the Sultans of Swing energized a packed dance floor. When the event wrapped up at 10 pm, the sidewalks of Main Street ran thick with sequined dresses and crisp blazers, as many guests streamed into The Port Hunter, The Wharf, and other establishments to keep the revelry going.