What pairs better with food: wine or beer? That age-old culinary conundrum will finally be answered on Thursday, October 17th at Amanti Vino's highly anticipated "Cru vs. Brew" dining event!Read More
I have nibbled and sipped my way through many tasting events, but the chefs at this year’s Tasteful Experience, the signature event benefiting Clara Maass Medical Center, provided a cornucopia of cuisine sure to impress the most seasoned food enthusiasts. Inside the exclusive Pleasantdale Chateau, chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, wine distributors, and very happy attendees mingled, while noshing the evening away for a good cause.
There were many outstanding tasting portions handed out over the course of the evening. In my food-bloggerly opinion, top honors for culinary creations must go to Francesco Palmieri of The Orange Squirrel for his decadent lobster roll. Francesco generously spooned swoon-inducing butter poached lobster, subtly infused with saffron and lauro (fresh bay leaves), atop toasted mini buns.
This just in! Charity event at Chakra, details below:
With many New Jersey residents still without power, water and food, Chakra (W 144 Route 4, Paramus, NJ, www.chakrarestaurant.com, 201-556-1530) is holding a special wine dinner benefiting Sandy relief efforts on November 12 at 6:30pm with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, which has been working to respond to the needs of the many local residents affected by the devastation.
Friday night was a gorgeous night to be outside at the Montclair Art Museum. The event, sponsored by Amanti Vino, benifited programs and exhibitions at MAM, and brought out a lively and generous group of supporters.
Guests enjoyed a sampling of artisinal wines, canapes, and delicious made-to-order pizzas by Pizza Vita, fired up in ninety seconds using their portable custom wood-fire oven. Musical blends by Eugene Chrysler entertained, and a silent auction helped raise money for the cause. The galleries were also open for perusal, featuring modern and comtemporary art from private collections.
A menu with no prices - in Red Bank? Yes! Pay what you can or pay it forward - that's how the JBJ (code for Jon Bon Jovi, OMG!) Soul Kitchen, will operate.
I spotted this story on Montclair Patch, and am paying the info forward.
Check out the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation website for more information and watch the video below:
*Photo and Video courtesy of http://www.jbjsoulkitchen.org/