A little park in Wilton Manors is hosting a feast fit for a king maybe several or dozens of kings. For the 4th annual Taste of the Island event, 48 restaurants and drinking establishments are setting up stalls and samples of their food and beverages at the Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve (1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors). Rosies and Georgies Alibi are taking part, along with the Naked Grape Wine Bar, Bravo Gourmet Sandwiches, Cookies by Design, Gold Coast Coffee, and too many more to list. Bacardi will be there making mojitos. Once youve paid your admission of $35 at the door (or $30 in advance), theres no limit to how much you can scarf down and guzzle. When ancient Rome threw decadent banquets on this scale, Roman philosopher Seneca explained the logistics: One [slave] wipes up the spittle; another, situated beneath [the table], collects the leavings of the drunks." Caesar was reportedly fond of ritually vomiting after an ample dinner. At the park, dont let it come to that. The feast is from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 954-565-1445, or visit tasteoftheisland.org.
Mon., Nov. 2, 6 p.m., 2009