We are excited to announce that Early-Bird Tickets for the Taste of Montclair 2018 are available now!  
 
The Taste 2018 will be held at the spacious and elegant Richfield Regency, which is located at 420 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona, New Jersey.
 
We expecting to have 30 (or more) local chefs, restaurants, cafes, food artisans, exceptional bakeries, and New Jersey-based micro-distilleries.
 
Please return to the Montclair Rotary Club's website to get the latest information about The Taste.  As you may know all proceeds from The Taste are donated to local hunger-relief, feeding programs and food pantries.
 
We look forward to seeing you at The Taste. Thank you, Your Montclair Rotarians.
 
 
 
Montclair Rotary Club Hosting the Taste of Montclair 2018
On September 24 at the Richfield Regency
                                     
Save the Date for a Culinary Experience Featuring Tastings
From Outstanding Restaurants, Food Artisans, Craft Brewers and Micro-distillers
 
The Montclair Rotary Club is presenting the 2018 Taste of Montclair on Monday, September 24 at the elegant and spacious Richfield Regency, located at 420 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona.  The Seventh Annual Taste will run from 5:30 PM to 9 PM. Guests seeking to please their taste buds are invited to sample culinary delights from 35 local restaurants, cafes and food artisans. Also participating in The Taste are elite bakers, healthy beverage purveyors, custom dessert makers, craft brewers and micro-distillers.
 
All proceeds from The Taste are being donated to local hunger-relief and feeding programs. The Montclair Rotary Foundation, the Club’s not-for-profit unit, has provided significant donations to the Human Needs Food Pantry, Toni’s Kitchen, and the Montclair Salvation Army Citadel.
 
Early-bird ticket pricing for The Taste is available now through September 14. Tickets may be purchased online from Eventbrite for $45. For more details, check the Taste of Montclair Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TasteofMontclairNJ, or call The Taste Co-Chairman Bob Rinklin at 973-768-2425 or email Co-Chairman Paul Metcalfe at paulmet@optonline.net.
 
Music for The Taste will be presented by Trumpets Restaurant and Jazz Club, which is assembling a group of versatile musicians. The Trumpets team is planning a musical performance that includes Jazz, Bossa Nova, Blues and International Music and sounds that reflect the variety of ethnic cuisines offered. The band is being organized by Enrico Granafei and Kristine Massari, owners of Trumpets, which, once again, was recognized by Downbeat Magazine as one of the 100 best clubs in the world and received a Best of Essex award for Live Music.  
 
 
The Taste’s Sponsors
 
The Taste has become a popular annual event celebrating the variety of ethnic cuisines found in Montclair. Sponsors of the 2018 Taste are: Boiling Springs Savings Bank, Sax LLP, Essential Public Relations, Sanford Insurance Group, Jacobs Enterprises, LLC, Kika Stretch Studios, Trumpets Restaurant & Jazz Club, Tracey Diamond Designs, Anthony S. Torres Photography, and Linda Cranston. 
 
2018 Taste of Montclair
Some of the Participating Restaurants, Cafes and Food Purveyors as of August 30, 2018
 
  • Ah’ Pizz Restaurant, 7 North Willow Street, Montclair
973-783-9200, Website: https://www.ahpizz.com/
 
  • Bella Gente Trattoria & Ristorante, 640 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona
 
  • Brick Lane Curry House, 540 Valley Road, Upper Montclair
973-509-2100, Website: http://www.bricklanemontclair.com/
 
  • Bonjour Montclair, 254 Park Street, Upper Montclair
973-655-1300, Website: http://www.bonjourmontclair.com
 
  • Chef Jesse Jones, Personal Chef to the Stars,
 
  • Thought in Motion Creation Café, 127 Valley Road, Montclair
 
  • Egan & Sons, 118 Walnut Street, Montclair
 973-744-1413, Website: http://egannsons.com/
 
  • Fitzgerald’s 1928 Restaurant, 13 Herman Street, Glen Ridge
973-748-4702, Website:  http://fitzgeralds1928.com
 
  • Le Petit Parisien,10 Church Street, Montclair
 
  • The Spot Restaurant, 100 Walnut Street
973-337-8922, Website: https://www.thespotmontclair.com/
 
  • Pig & Prince Restaurant, 1 Lackawanna Plaza
 
  • Red Eye Café, 94 Walnut Street, Montclair
973-509-Food, Website: https://www.drinkredeyes.com
 
  • Ray’s Luncheonette, 99 Walnut Street, Montclair
973-746-0343, http://www.raysluncheonette.com/
 
  • Saveur Creole Restaurant, 131 Grove Street, Montclair
                973-744-3506, Website: http://www.saveurcreolerestaurant.com
 
  • Sayola Restaurant, 38 Valley Road, Montclair
862-333-4499
Restaurants, Cafes and Food Purveyors, continued
 
  • SLA (Simple Love Authentic) Thai Restaurant, 38 Upper Montclair Plaza, Upper Montclair
(973) 509-0111, Website: http://www.slathai.com/
 
  • The Spot, 104 Walnut Street, Montclair
973-337-8922, Website: https://www.thespotmontclair.com/
 
  • Thought in Motion™ Creation Café, 127 Valley Road, Montclair
973-826-0367, Website: https://www.thoughtinmotion.net
 
  • Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair
973-744-2600, Website: http://www.trumpetsjazz.com/
 
Specialty Bakers
  • The Baked Bouquet™ 534 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, New Jersey
973-450-8200, Website: https://bakedbouquet.com/
 
Foodpreneurs, Mixologists and Authors
 
  • In the Company of Yum, Handcrafted Pies and Cakes as well as Catering
Jennifer Glass
 
  • Warren Bobrow, who is called as the Cocktail Whisperer
Signing and marketing his books including Whiskey Cocktails and Cannabis Cocktails
 
Micro Distillers
 
Stretching and Wellness
  • Kika Stretch Studios, 255 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair
 
About the Montclair Rotary Club
Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who transform their passions into relevant social causes to improve lives in communities. The Rotary Club of Montclair, which also serves Verona, is an organization of business and professional people, along with community leaders who share a common objective: to serve the local community and its international endeavors. Joining the Rotary is a great way to become better connected locally, work with like-minded individuals and participate in the Club’s international humanitarian service efforts. The Club serves the communities of Montclair and Verona, and it has assisted many families, students and professionals for over 90 years.
 
The Montclair Rotary Club meets weekly at the Greek Taverna Restaurant, located at 292 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. In addition to the Club’s website https://www.montclairrotaryclub.com, more information can be found on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Montclair.Rotary.Club and Taste of Montclair Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/tasteofmontclair/?hl=en.
 
 
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