People can sample of a variety of Mentor’s cuisine by going to Taste of Mentor, Presented by ERIEBANK, which usually takes place on the third Wednesday in April each year. This showcase allows participants to sample food from some of the Mentor area's finest restaurants. In 2016, we had over 350 attendees taste twenty-one different restaurants featuring appetizers, entrees, and desserts! Each general admission ticket includes 2 drink tickets.

A panel of attendees from the Mentor community sample the cuisine and evaluate the presentation and display from each restaurant. Winners are then announced after votes are counted.

Our 2017 Winners are:

Best Appetizer: Pastina Rustic Italian (Honorable Mention: FOURK)

Best Entree: Verdi's Italian Market (Honorable Mention: J's Pizza Market)

Best Dessert: Confectionary Cupboard and Bravo! Cucina Italiana (Tie!)

Congrats to our winners and thank you to all who participated!