What better way to experience the true flavor of Ouray than with the Taste of Ouray celebration, held every June. Local restaurants from both Ouray and Ridgway participate and serve up some of their fanciest cuisine and demonstrate their skills in the kitchen. Some restaurants feature menu favorites while others dazzle participants with new and exotic flavors. Last year, the Bon Ton restaurant served samples of their scrumptious "Beef Wellington" and the Western Hotel decorated strawberries in "dark tails" and bow ties (see photo below). This event is a crowd favorite so be early!
Participants buy tickets in $1 increments and then turn the tickets over to the vendor of choice. Most items range 1 - 5 tickets for a very generous sample. Entry is free but food and beverages are not.
Including a tantalizing and delicious sampling of local cuisine, the festival also features music and beverages. This year also features a town "Cupcake War" that embraces the theme of "Spring Fling" and a culinary cooking challenge.
LOCATION: Ouray Community Center
TIME: Doors open at 5:00pm
The pictures below show the event from prior years. Photos below courtesy of Jennifer Loshaw, former Executive Director of the Ouray Chamber and new full time mom!