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Taste of Marco 2011

With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News

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With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News

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  • Strawberry shortcake from the Chef's Express was a big hit. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Christina Heweker finishes off her ceviche. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Bruce Kretschmer of Kretch's Restaurant keeps the blackened tuna sizzling. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Paradise Cafe Beach Grill featured coconut shrimp. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Volunteers Dianna Dohm and Tiffany Homuth watch their homemade treats disappear in the bake sale. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Volunteer Glenn Walton offers the water that was a big seller on a warm day.  With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Vicki Owen shared her chocolate ganache with three other women. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Singer/guitarist Steve of the Lords of Cool gets the crowd going. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Sharon and Doug Curnutte dance to the music. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Jose Maya of Boar's Head keeps the kielbasa coming. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Burak, a cook at Guy Harvey's Island Grill, prepares ahi tuna. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Mike 'Cha Cha' Heiwig gets his nacohs on. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Ericka Canizales gets her ceviche from Nancy Phillips at Nacho Mama's. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Heidi Moses and Sarah Opichka sport almost matching Mohawks. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • The Chef's Express also served their strawberries in French toast kebabs. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Carol Traeger takes some cookies home for a friend scheduled for surgery. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Brad Smith and Stephanie Toste have the best seat at the Taste, aboard his boat docked at the marina. With over 25 island restaurants showcasing their specialties, the 21st annual Taste of Marco, Sunday at the Esplanade, drew a capacity crowd, with proceeds going to benefit the Marco Y. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News

It was a day-long celebration of food and fun at the Esplanade for the annual Taste of Marco today. Residents packed the waterside shops to sample gourmet cuisine prepared by chefs from Marco Island’s best restaurants. All proceeds raised from today’s event benefit The Greater Marco Family YMCA

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