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.