If you have never been to one of the Foundation’s Taste of Knowledge events, you are in for a special treat this year. On October 14, 5:30-8:30pm, the Foundation will hold its Taste of Knowledge fundraiser in the romantic and nostalgic setting of the old De Colores Restaurant. The theme this year is “Experience the Food and Wine of Spain”. Pig+Fig’s Chef Laura Crucet will create scrumptious Spanish tapas, which will be paired with unique boutique Spanish wines.

True to its name, Taste of Knowledge will not only be fun and entertaining, but it will be educational as well. Representatives from Favorite Brands and Jose Pastor Selections will talk about the different wine producing regions of Spain and what wines are produced there. During the tasting, local jazz band The Ryan Finn Quartet will entertain with live music. Ryan Finn is the Los Alamos Middle School Band instructor, whose classroom benefitted from a $25,000 makeover facilitated by the LAPS Foundation in the summer of 2016.

As this is a fundraiser benefiting Los Alamos Public Schools’ teachers, staff, students and facilities, we are including elements from many  talented Los Alamos students. LAHS Culinary Arts students will prepare the food under the supervision of Chef Laura Crucet, while LAHS Art Club members will dress as Spanish waiters and help out during the event. Several DALA and LAHS dancers will perform Spanish-themed dances, and Key Club and Hilltalkers members have volunteered to help with the event, as well.

Tickets for Taste of Knowledge are $65 for general admission or $50 for LAPS employees. Admission includes tapas and wine pairings, live entertainment, and a keepsake wine glass. Tickets may be purchased online or by contacting us. Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to get yours soon!