Share Our Strength: Exciting Events for April and May

As you may already know, I have been involved with helping to raise money and awareness for Share our Strength. Share our Strength is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America.

They have some exciting events coming up in New Jersey for April and May that I know you won’t want to miss. Trust me, the Share our Strength affairs are breathtakingly beautiful and the food you will taste, exquisite. You can read the article I did on their A Tasteful Pursuit Dinner in Manhattan if you need more convincing.

This colorful concoction you see below is just one of the creative dishes you will encounter at the Princeton Taste of the Nation No Kid Hungry event on Monday, April 20th. This is a White Asparagus Veloute with Crayfish, Bacon and Spring Onion Oil from The Frog and The Peach in New Brunswick. Below you will find a list of all the participating restaurants and ticket details.

And, on May 7th, The Park Avenue Club will be host to a tasting event called “Restaurants for a Cure.”
All the details are below. I do hope you will attend at least one of these events. It is a wonderful way to sample fare from restaurants you have been meaning to try and do your part to end childhood hunger. As Billy Shore the founder of Share our Strength likes to say. “Poverty is complex; feeding a child is not.” Right now, more than ever, it is crucial that we get involved in raising money for those in need. Did you know that a record 32.2 million people are now on Food Stamps. That’s 1 in 10 Americans.

Get your tickets today!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Taste of the Nation Princeton

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
201 Village Boulevard, Princeton, NJ

Tickets: $85 ($95 at the door)
To order:

Participating Restaurants:

A Taste of Rubies * Acacia * Anton’s at the Swan * Catherine Lombardi * Ciao Bella Gelato Company * Crossing Vineyards and Winery * Donna & Company * Due Mari * JL
Ivy Restaurant and Tiger Bar * Jack’s Café & Taste Appeal Catering
* Jones Two Enterprises * elements * Karsay Coffee * Parallel 40 at the Westin Princeton Forrestal Village * Ruth’s Chris Steak House * Salt Creek Grille Restaurant * Slow Food Central New Jersey * Steakhouse 85 * Taking Tea In Style, LLC * The Alchemist & Barrister
Restaurant & Pub * The Blue Bottle Café * The Blue Rooster Bakery
& Café * The Brothers Moon * The Cranbury Inn * The Ferry House * The Frog and The Peach * The Original SoupMan *
Tre Piani Restaurant * Triumph Brewing Company * The Nassau Club * Unionville Vineyard * Witherspoon Bread Company * Yankee Doodle Tap Room *


Thursday May 7, 2009

Restaurants for a Cure

Park Avenue Club
184 Park Ave.
Florham Park, NJ

Join New Jersey’s Premiere Restaurants and celebrity guests participants at this culinary fundraising event dedicated to making sure that no kid in America grows up hungry.

Celebrity Guests include:

Robin Dorian
Robin Dorian

Food Network’s Star of Food Finds
and After Midnight

Marc Weiss
DJ CHEF Marc Weiss

Featured on Food Network What’s Hot! What’s Cool!, Discovery Home The Party Planner, MTV Celebrity Spring Break Style co-host w Lindsay Lohan, MSNBC Entertainment Hot List

Greg Buttle
Greg Buttle

The New York Jets

Desiree Starett

Style Network’s Split Ends

Vinne Tunnero
Vinnie Tunnero

Style Network’s Split Ends

Open bar and culinary creations all night long.