The 21st Annual Culinary Classic

The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will hold its 21st Annual Culinary Classic tasting event on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Folks, this is a not-to-be-missed event. Check out the pictures from last year. The Shore’s original culinary event is now a classic and is considered by many to be the biggest and best tasting event in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Hosted by The Mill at Spring Lake Heights, guests will enjoy tastings from 36 restaurants, along with samplings from local bakeries, coffee roasters, wineries and breweries.

Participating restaurants include:

Asbury Park: Langosta Lounge; Belmar: Brandl, NJ BBQ; Brick: Pilot House; Brielle: Shipwreck Points; Freehold: Clover Hill Coffee; Holmdel: Dearborn Market; Long Branch: McLoone’s Restaurants, The Wine Loft; Manalapan: Wegman’s; Manasquan: Doolan’s Shore Club; Matawan: CMSC Spirits Group; Neptune: Alexian Paté; Ocean: Falco’s Catering, Piccola Italia; Ocean Grove: Yvonne’s Café – Devil’s Food; Point Pleasant Beach: 709 Restaurant, Fratello’s, Joe Leone’s Catering, The Beanery; Red Bank: Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar, Gaetano’s, Molly Pitcher Inn, Oyster Point Hotel, Taste, The Melting Pot; Sea Girt: Scarborough Fair; Seaside Park: Patsy’s in the Park; Spring Lake: Black Trumpet, Egan’s Liquors, Sweet Tease; Spring Lake Heights: The Mill at Spring Lake Heights; Tinton Falls: Mumford’s Culinary Center; Toms River: Posh Pop, CDC; Wall: Chocolate Carousel, Mossuto’s Market; West Long Branch: Branches Catering.

Beer and wine tastings will be offered by: American BD Wine, Fedway Wines, R&R Marketing and Gallo Wines.

Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased by calling (732) 918-2600 or online at Music will be provided by Nicole and Denise and The Three Po Tenors.

The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, a member of Feeding America, secures and distributes 7 million pounds of donated food annually to a network of approximately 260 hunger relief organizations in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  The FoodBank is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Those needing emergency food or shelter are encouraged to contact the emergency food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in their communities.  For this information and more, see or call 732-918-2600.