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Taste of Marco 2010

See smaller Alexis Bowers, 2, from Naples enjoys the bounce house during the “Taste of Marco.”

Photo by GLENN WALTON, Special to the Eagle

Alexis Bowers, 2, from Naples enjoys the bounce house during the “Taste of Marco.”

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  • Chef Sunil “Charlie” Prabhakar from Casa Mia serves Ward and his daughter Lauren a bowl of calamari fra diablo during the “Taste of Marco.”
  • The 2010 edition of the “Taste of Marco” brought a large hungry crowed to the Esplanade to sample the delicious and creatively served samplings from Marco’s finest restaurants.  All proceeds from the “Taste of Marco” benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA.
  • The 2010 edition of the “Taste of Marco” brought a large hungry crowed to the Esplanade to sample the delicious and creatively served samplings from Marco’s finest restaurants.  All proceeds from the “Taste of Marco” benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA.
  • Dave Walsh, left, and Ed Crane pour beer during the “Taste of Marco.”
  • Hannah Hansen, 10, from Rhode Island makes her way up the challenging rock wall during the “Taste of Marco.”
  • Declan Harrington, 3, from Milton, Massachusetts enjoys the inflatable slide during the “Taste of Marco.”
  • Alexis Bowers, 2, from Naples enjoys the bounce house during the “Taste of Marco.”
  • Eve McAllister, 8, from Marco Island fills up a classic Coke bottle with colored sand during the “Taste of Marco.”
  • Jose Maya from Boar’s Head mans the grill in the Publix / Boar’s Head booth during the “Taste of Marco.”
  • Sarah LoGaglio, from Vandy’s / 5 Brothers serves Jaque Paddock a slice of pizza during the “Taste of Marco.”
  • Sandy Bjerke dances to the sounds of the “Lords of Cool” featuring Bobby Cannizzaro, Steve Peterman, and John O’Connor.  Bjerke said she was dancing for her brother, Craig Bjerke, who passed away at only 36 years of age.
  • Mike Sweeney, Guy Harvey’s Island Grill manager prepares to fill a plate of Jamaican “Jerk” chicken wings during the “Taste of Marco.”
  • Rick and Marcia Reynolds and Valerie Schaefer enjoying the “Taste of Marco.”
  • The Crazy Flamingo’s Flamingo.  The flamingo was made by children from Tommy Barfield Elementary School.  Each child taking part in making the flamingo placed something on the flamingo.  The children made the flamingo in remembrance of Tony Rainone.  Danny Dawber from the Crazy Flamingo said, “All the kids put something on it in remembrance of Tony, for all he did for the school.”  The Crazy Flamingo’s staff brings the flamingo to events like this to keep Tony’s spirit alive.
  • Christina “The Bird Lady” Giordano and her Moluccan Cockatoo, Chloe during the “Taste of Marco.”
  • Adam Tuttle and Julie Arnold visiting from Michigan enjoy of the sounds of the “Lords of Cool” featuring Bobby Cannizzaro, Steve Peterman, and John O’Connor during the “Taste of Marco.”
  • Gracia Battistoni and her son Dr. Rick Battistoni enjoy a snack and a laugh during the “Taste of Marco.”
  • Brian Priester dances with his daughter Marlaina during the “Taste of Marco”.  The Priester’s were visiting from Montgomery, Illinois.
  • Strawberry Not – So – Shortcake on display in the Chef’s Express booth during the “Taste of Marco.”
  • Chef / owner Anne Feinman from the Chef’s Express serves Beverly Stolzman during the “Taste of Marco.”  Stolzman was visiting from Chicago.
  • John and Kathy Komar from Naples share a chopped salad with sweet n’ sour dressing from the Chef’s Express during the “Taste of Marco.”

The 2010 edition of the “Taste of Marco” brought a large hungry crowed to the Esplanade to sample the delicious and creatively served samplings from Marco’s finest restaurants. All proceeds from the “Taste of Marco” benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA.

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