Many of New Jersey’s most renowned and respected, local gourmets, connoisseurs, eateries, aficionados and gourmands gathered today at the marvelous and magnificent “Monmouth Museum and Cultural Center” located in Lincroft new Jersey.
The special gathering was called together for the county’s 11th annual “Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting” extravaganza, dedicated to raising much needed money for the local chapter of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County (BBBSMC)
The event was an exhilarating combination of “food and wine tasting” and what was billed as “a juried exhibition at the museum. Fourteen area restaurants featured their very finest fares and guests were able to sample a wide variety of delectably delicious dishes and curious culinary creations.
Tickets went for just $75.00 per person and sponsorships ranged from $250 to $3000 and all proceeds are directed to the support of the BBBSMC’s mentoring programs and outreach services to the children of Monmouth County.
Participating restaurants included: The Bistro, Red Bank / Casa Solar, Belmar / Cheese on Main, Ocean Grove / Drew’s Bayshore Bistro, Keyport / Gaetano’s, Red Bank / Julia’s, Atlantic Highlands / Matisse, Belmar / Patticakes, Red Bank / Piccola Italia, Ocean / Red Restaurant & Lounge, Red Bank / Starbucks http://www.starbucks.com / Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe, Middletown / Via 45, Red Bank / Zoe, Little Silver.
Some of the other featured sponsors included: Ansell, Zaro, Grimm, & Aaron /Birdsall Services Group/
The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center / Saint Barnabas Health Care System / Hope for Children Foundation / Investors Savings Bank / John Little Family Dentistry / McGuigan Tombs & Company / Ocean First Foundation.
How wonderful that something as truly enjoyable as a day of celebration of great wine and Gourmet Food can be turned into something that serves so many different needy people, in so many different helpful ways.
It’s a wonder thing, it’s a wonderful life.
Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco “Boss Hog” Loosbrock