Taste of Las Cruces

Taste of Las Cruces is an annual event conducted by the Rotary Club of Las Cruces, the Mesilla Valley Rotary Club, and the Rio Grande Rotary Club, to raise funds to meet community needs. Taste of Las Cruces offers attendees a chance to sample the wares of a number of local restaurateurs in one location, while contributing to local causes. 

The tenth annual event was held at the Las Cruces Convention Center on Thursday, June 8, 2017.  Beneficiary of the $16,000 raised through this year's event was Casa de Peregrinos.  (pictured at the check presentation, from left: Lya Jordan, Las Cruces Rotary president; Richard Haas, Las Cruces Rio Grande Rotary president; Richelle Ponder, event chair; Patty Groth, Las Cruces Rotary; Sara Armijo, Casa de Peregrinos; and Lorenzo Alba, Las Cruces Mesilla Valley Rotary past president and Casa de Peregrinos executive director)

These local restaurants participated, donating food to be sampled by attendees; no one went away hungry!  

Ándele Restaurante Legacy Pecans
Aqua Reef Euro-Asian Cuisine Let Them Eat Cake
Butler Baking Company Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant
Chili's Grill and Bar Luchador Food Truck
Double Eagle Restaurant & Peppers Café NMSU Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management
The Grille at Hacienda de Mesilla Ol' Gringo's Chili
Jason's Deli Olive Garden
Las Cruces Convention Center Pastaggios Italian Cuisine & Pizza
Le Rendez-vous Café & French Pastry Salud de Mesilla Restaurant

Thanks to our hosts at the Convention Center, musicians The Two of Us, and our ticket sales locations at AAMCO Transmissions on Picacho, American Classified on Valley Drive, Las Cruces Sun-News, and Casa de Peregrinos.

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We are most appreciative of our restaurant partners and sponsors, who make the event possible...a great time was had by all!