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One of Long Island’s longest-running culinary-charity events is on the horizon. South Nassau Communities Hospital’s 17th Annual “An Evening of Good Taste” will be held at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Monday, March 8.

Guests can sample the wares of scores of restaurants, caterers, bakeries, vintners and culinary schools and vote for a “people’s choice” award. Meanwhile, honors in a dozen-odd categories are awarded by a professional panel sanctioned by the Long Island Chapter of the American Culinary Federation.

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Last year’s winners included Butterfields (Hauppauge) for an appetizer of Hawaiian marlin, Babylon Carriage House for a rabbit entree, Roe’s Casa Dolce (Rockville Centre) for a fudge-buttercream cake, Sweet Karma (East Meadow) for a pistachio dacquoise and Spiga bakery (Bellmore) for a prosciutto baguette (what used to be called lard bread).

All five establishments will be competing this year, along with Cannon’s Blackthorn of Rockville Centre and Crew Kitchen of Huntington.

Tickets are $100 and proceeds will benefit South Nassau’s Center for Advanced Orthopedics. The festivities start at 6 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Jillian Simeone or the South Nassau Communities Hospital Development Office at 516-377-5360.

Roy Gomes, director of health information management at South Nassau Communities Hospital, enjoys something to eat at last year’s event.