Best Buddies hosts TasteBuds at DoubleTree Valley Forge

Best Buddies Team Wendy features Erin Laird, left, a special education teacher and the advisor for the Bala Cynwyd Middle School Best Buddies Chapter; Wendy Romano a graduate of the Radnor High School Best Buddies Chapter and Chef Chris Tavares of Davio’s Philadelphia. (Submitted Photo)

This is no time to think about dieting.

A couple of weeks before the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie take over your palate, your taste buds will be treated to the flavorsome magic that happens when you pair world-class chefs with a dozen adult and student buddies with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Appropriately entitled TasteBuds, the signature annual event organized by international nonprofit Best Buddies will be held Monday, Nov. 12, 6 to 9 p.m., at Doubletree Valley Forge, 301 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, writes Gary Puleo in The Times Herald.

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The event was created to give guests the chance to experience the Best Buddies mission of inclusion first hand, while enjoying local cuisine, live music, and a silent auction, noted Milli Protheroe, area director for Best Buddies.

“Last year the event was at SugarHouse Casino and we feel that DoubleTree is a much more family friendly environment than a casino, so we’re hoping all of our supporters feel comfortable bringing their kids,” Protheroe said. “We have a lot of King of Prussia restaurants involved; it’s a nice mix of different restaurants. The chefs work with the buddies to present a dish for guests, who will get a chance to taste the dishes from 12 different restaurants.”

Participating restaurants include Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse: Kriebel’s Custom Bakery: Maggiano’s Little Italy; Outback Steakhouse’ Nourish’d; Simply Good Jars; Choolaah Indian BBQ; Mistral; Cantina Laredo; Amis Trattoria and Anthony’s Ristorante.

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