A Taste of Hunterdon: A Foodie Fundraiser

a taste of hunterdon2New Jersey’s Hunterdon County only has one homeless shelter for families in need: Family Promise This shelter performs an amazing and much-needed service.

On Thursday November 14, they are hosting their annual fundraiser, A Taste of Hunterdon. “This event is our signature fundraiser of the year,” said Collen P. Duerr, development director. “We love to have the opportunity to gather as volunteers and supporters of the agency to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the successes of Family Promise of Hunterdon County. Our agency is so dependent on volunteers to make the shelter program work and we love having the chance to honor them in a beautiful setting with great food and drink. The income that we generate from Taste of Hunterdon is critically important to our work in homeless shelter as well as homeless prevention and we are deeply grateful to everyone who comes out to support this fundraiser.” This “Foodie Fundraiser” is to be held at the Grand Colonial in Hampton and promises to be a night filled with great food, wine and cocktails.

The Grand Colonial is a spectacular Hunterdon County venue located at 86 Route 173 West in Hampton, right off of Route 78.  It exudes old-world glamour and elegance and is the perfect setting for an evening you will never forget.

In addition, Deirdre Anderson from D’Lish Catering in Lambertville will be there doing a cooking demonstration. D’Lish specializes in eccentric, international cuisine with a “rustic/elegant” flare. She will be demonstrating and sharing recipe’s that reflect the season: perfect appetizers for the holiday’s like Brie wrapped in puff pastry and bacon wrapped dates. For more information (she caters holiday events, weddings, and dinner parties as well) check out her great Facebook page.

Additionally, Grape Finale will join D’Lish Catering and Shop-Rite at the event. Grape Finale specializes in making “wine with a personal touch” and will provide some fantastic information on wine/cocktail pairing for the holidays. Shop-Rite will also be there with a cheese tasting. In addition, live auction items, including vacation properties and in-home catered dinners will be offered. Guests will even have an opportunity to pick up some fantastic holiday gifts! Sounds like a great night out to support a great cause!

logo promisePlease come out, enjoy some fantastic food, drinks and friendly company while helping to raise money for your neighbors in need! More information can be found at Family Promise’s website. 

Jen MillerJennifer Miller: I am a mom on a mission: to help others foster a love of eating and preparing wonderful food. I am a passionate home cook, wine enthusiast, meal-planning specialist and budding food blogger, with a love of eating, drinking, food photography and serving fresh farm to table meals. As a mother of three, I am committed to raising  “foodie” children who enjoy farmer’s markets, restaurants and artisan food shops. In addition, I share healthy, in-season recipes and tips on my website http://mealdiva.com and on Facebook as MealDiva. I am very excited to be contributing to Jersey Bites from Hunterdon County!