Top Ten Reasons for Coming to Flavors of Bedford

Submitted by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce/Sue Ellis

Particularly now, in election season when everyone is asking for dollars and volunteers, you might find it hard to give up anything to yet, another organization looking to raise money. Still, before you RSVP your regrets for this event, you might consider the top ten reasons we’ve heard people say make Flavors of Bedford a “must-go-to” year after year:

Reason #1: Unlike all those political candidates who keep telling you they care about the middle class and small business, the Bedford Chamber of Commerce really does. Every dollar raised by this, their premier tasting event, goes to promote Bedford businesses and quality of life. What’s more, a portion of the proceeds is dedicated to Heroes Homecoming, a group that offers support to the families of deployed soldiers at Hanscom Airforce Base. Now if that isn’t about us, what is?

Reason #2: Our sponsors are the best. Top among them are the Doubletree Bedford Glen Hotel and Brown and Brown Attorneys, who provide principle support for Flavors of Bedford. Inveterate foodies, Nat and Judy Brown are always on hand to say hello and venture opinions about the best dishes. Doubletree Bedford Glen employees are available all night as well, including top chef, Jayson DeMarco, who always puts on a great spread at his tasting table.

Reason #3: You need to eat. What Sunday evening goes by when you don’t feel those hunger pangs after a tough day watching the puppies and parents…or whatever it is you do. No matter whether you eat to live or live to eat, Flavors of Bedford is guaranteed to tickle your tastebuds with new combinations and lots of familiar fare offered by 26 different eating establishments.

Reason #4: No play makes anyone dull. Here’s a chance to get out and have some fun. Flavors of Bedford is an elegant affair that doesn’t require you to dress up all that much…unless, of course, you’d like to do that. (Nat Brown wears a tux every year!) The lovely setting and services are top notch, thanks to the very excellent Doubletree Bedford Glen Hotel. A huge crowd helps increase the festive atmosphere, as does the entertainment, conversation, competition, and prizes.

Reason #5: There’s always a place for you. Did we mention that this tasting gets crowded? Well, it does. Still, there is always plenty to eat—as much as you could want—provided by some of the best restaurants in the area. There is also seating available, and lots of space with high tables for perusing and perching as you graze the goodies served in lovey…and convenient…tasting portions.

Reason #6: Your senses will be delighted. Besides delicious dishes, Flavors of Bedford offers a wonderful mix of savory smells, amazing textures, beautiful displays and exceptional music provided by Bedford High’s own Bucapellas.

Reason #7: You just might win. While it is true that Flavors of Bedford is not primarily about competition, there are opportunities to shine, and to get lucky. As always, this premier tasting event is supported by an excellent group of sponsors, including many who provide valuable prizes offered as raffle items. Chefs get to compete for best appetizer, entrée, and dessert judged by a highly qualified group of experts.

Reason #8: Your imagination will run wild. Flavors of Bedford is a real community event, where talented local chefs and guests share ideas and inspirations. Set just before the holidays, It’s a chance to refresh your creative side in time for your celebrations.

Reason #9: You love a good value. Flavors of Bedford tickets are available online for a mere $35 with significant discounts for seniors and large parties. If you don’t have access to a computer, call the Bedford Chamber directly to find out how to order tickets by mail.

Reason #10: Our website says it all. Ten reasons are great, but there’s always more. Go to the Flavors of Bedford website for complete details about participating restaurants, sponsors, ways to participate and donate, and of course, to buy tickets.

Flavors of Bedford 2012 is happening November 4, 4pm-6pm at the Doubletree Bedford Glen Hotel, 44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA. For more information visit or call the Bedford Chamber of Commerce at 781-275-8503.

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