Thursday, January 22, 2015

Rotary to Present 'Taste of Montclair' and Montclair Restaurant Week in March

Dozens of businesses in the Montclair area will take part in the Montclair Rotary Club's fourth annual 'Taste of Montclair' event on Monday, March 9 at Montclair State University. The event will kick off Montclair Restaurant Week, a yearly celebration of cuisine from across the township. Restaurants in Montclair will offer specials to diners from March 9 until Sunday, March 15 as part of Restaurant Week.

"Restaurant Week is the ideal time for everyone to visit their favorite restaurants again or make a new dining discovery”, said Rotary member Alicia Robinson in a news release.

Participating businesses at the 'Taste of Montclair' event will offer special prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus to attendees, in addition to breakfast specials.

“The special prix-fixe, multi-course options offered by each participating restaurant encourages diners to try several different eateries during the March promotional week", said Rotary member Joe Solano.

The following businesses are slated to participate in 'Taste of Montclair':

-A Gardener’s Kitchen 

-Ah Pizz 
-Anderson’s 1949 
-Anthony’s Cheesecake 
-Asalt and Buttery 
-Beyond Pita 
-Blue J Syrups 
-Brick Lane 
-CARS Delivery 
-Egan and Sons 
-Fin Raw Bar and Kitchen 
-Gina’s Bakery 
-Greek Taverna 
-Jams By Kim 
-Java Love 
-Jersey Artisan Rum 
-Jersey Barnfire 
-Le Salbuen Cafe Market 
-Mac Attack 
-Montclair Bread Company 
-Next Door 
-Old Canal Inn 
-Olive That And More 
-Pig and Prince
-Red Eye Café
-Salute Bistro 
-Spice Thai 
-Tassot Apiaries 
-Terre A Terre 
-The Chocolate Path 
-The Manor 
-The Office Beer Bar and Grill
-Tiny Elephant 
-Toast Montclair
-Valley Shepherd Creamery
-Yalo and Me 
-Yogic Chai

John Sauchelli, the co-owner of participating business Jersey Barnfire Hot Sauce told that "Montclair has always been a fantastic destination for food in New Jersey", and that he would like his business "to gain further exposure in this market". 

The event will take place at the MSU Conference Center at University Hall from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. A free shuttle will operate between the Red Hawk Parking Garage and University Hall. Event expenses, such as the shuttle, will be paid for by sponsors such as BMW of Bloomfield, Whole Foods Montclair, Investors Savings Bank, Haven Savings Bank, Montclair Acura, Tracey Diamond Design, and WH Linens. General tickets cost $60, To purchase tickets, or to donate, click here.

All tickets sales will benefit the charities supported by the Montclair Rotary Club, including Toni's Kitchen, the Human Needs Food Pantry and the Salvation Army. In addition, all proceeds from the special cocktail and a portion of bar proceeds will be donated to the Rotary.

"Guests can sample the best the area has to offer and know that they will be helping those in need and at risk in our community", said Rotary member John Lee.

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