PRESS RELEASE: The red carpet treatment is not just for Hollywood anymore! Arrive at the 4th Annual Skyland Region Taste of the Town and follow the red carpet past paparazzi (complimentary photo included) as part of a “best dressed” contest on the way to an extraordinary evening featuring Food Network’s Alex Guarnaschelli, a beer garden for “mature” connoisseurs of suds, and Captain Joe’s Shrimp Boat all the way from Ocean City, MD!
The Allamuchy Township Education Foundation’s fourth fundraising extravaganza will be on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Panther Valley Golf & Country Club. The Taste of the Town promises to enrich your taste buds and educate your palate with food and beverage pairings of the region—all in the interest of enriching technology education in the Allamuchy school district.
Chef Guarnaschelli will graciously greet V.I.P. ticket holders and be available for book signing and photo opportunities. TASTE OF THE TOWN General Admission Tickets remain at $60 per person. Information about the new V.I.P. option can be found at www.foodandwinetasting.net.
A V.I.P. ticketholder is permitted entry into Alex’s Tent to meet and mingle, receive her personally signed cookbook, and sample two of Alex’s favorite recipes paired perfectly with appropriate wines. Photo opportunities abound!
A visit to the tented beer garden will open you a world of craft beers far beyond what you thought you enjoyed in your youth. Representatives from craft breweries such as Weyerbacher (Easton, PA), Carton (Atlantic Highlands, NJ), Yard’s Brewing Co. (Philadelphia), and Angry Erik (Lafayette Township, NJ) will show you how to “drink good beer” with seasonal selections for tasting. Samples from Philly Pretzel go perfectly here. Speaking of Carton, Allamuchy’s own Vanilla Market will introduce a special Carton beer-flavored ice cream made especially for this event.
Delectable food offerings to pair with numerous wine samplings will be catered from such notable restaurants as La Strada (Randolph, NJ), local favorites Prickly Pear, Mezza House, and Mattar’s Bistro, and host Panther Valley Golf & CC – and yes, Captain Joe is bringing The Shrimp Boat all the way from Ocean City, MD, to allow tasters to sample his seafood selections, including the finest shrimp on the east coast – and maybe he’ll even share his secret for cooking the most juicy and flavorful shrimp.
Calling all Parrot Heads! Cheeseburger in Paradise, perhaps? How about some pulled pork sliders from Piggy’s in Hackettstown while Jimmy and the Parrots provide the appropriate musical accompaniment to keep the evening lively. Whether it’s a Jimmy Buffet song, a cover of a great classic, or an original tune, legions of followers have made it plain that Jimmy & the Parrots deserve their national acclaim as a quintessential party band.
And there’s MORE: Whiskey tasting, a cigar bar, and a Silent Auction featuring such out-of-this world items as a Top Gun fighter pilot “mission” (Tom Cruise NOT included). More items will be featured on www.foodandwinetasting.net.
Continue the region’s best food-and-wine-and experience after you get home. Shop the Taste of the Town Artisan Market for locally made products such as pickles, honey, jerky, vinegars, olive oils, hot sauce, salsa, popcorn, granola, tomato sauces, mustards, pastas, and organic products.
VISIT www.foodandwinetasting.net for tickets and updates!
7:00 to 10 p.m. Food and beverage tasting with complimentary wine glass,
Alex Guarnaschelli book signing (cookbook available for purchase), Artisan Market
10p.m. to 1:00 a.m. “After Taste” Party with music by nationally recognized Jimmy Buffet cover band Jimmy and the Parrots
Check them out at www.jimmyandtheparrots.com
Founded in 2008, the Allamuchy Township Education Foundation is a community-based, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that serves as a conduit for corporate and individual donors to fund innovative and challenging programs and events in support of the Allamuchy Township School District, which includes Rutherfurd Hall and the greater community. The Taste of the Town supports one singular mission, the technology initiative of the school district.