More than 400 food and beverage aficionados dropped by March 27 for the seventh annual “Taste of Pikesville” gala, held for the first time ever at the Suburban Club.

The event, presented by the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce, is is a festive and sumptuous showcase of some of the signature dishes and beverages of the restaurants, bistros and catering outfits based in Pikesville and its surrounding areas. Jmore was a media sponsor.

The “Taste” was originally scheduled to be held on March 20, but the date was changed because of heavy snowfall last week.

More than 50 vendors, including restaurants, caterers and liquor distributors, were on hand to serve up food, beer and wine for attendees. A portion of the proceeds from the evening benefited the Baltimore Hunger Project, a nonprofit dedicated to feeding hungry children in the area.

Also in attendance was James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Joan Nathan, who signed copies of her latest book, “King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World” (Knopf).  Nathan’s appearance at the “Taste” was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

“We thank the community for coming out,” said Jessica Normington, the chamber’s executive director. “Snow didn’t stop us from having this event. We also thank the sponsors and restaurants and caterers who participated. It was a great night.”

For information about the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce, visit pikesvillechamber.org.

View some pictures from the event above.