The 2014 Montclair Food and Wine Festival is quickly approaching. There is just over a month until the festivities begin! I’ll be attending for the first time this year and I know I am highly anticipating the event.
I brought you some of the details last month but Diaz Schloss PR has put out another press release with exciting and exclusive updates.
As a refresher, the culinary weekend will kick off Saturday, May 31st with the Grand Tasting at the Montclair Art Museum. Over 30 local restaurants will be participating. Attendees will be able to taste, sip, network and wander through the art galleries during the cocktail party. General Admission tickets are $95 for general admission and can be purchased here: http://montclairfoodandwinefestival.org/grand-tasting/
Sunday, June 1st will be a star chef studded day. Sign up for 1 of the 4 different seminars ranging from fois gras to vegan focused. There is something for everyone. You can sign up to be a part of one of these classes here: http://montclairfoodandwinefestival.org/montclair-festival-blog/2014/3/6/announcing-the-seminar-series-2014
Monday, June 2nd there will be a 6 course Gala Dinner held at the Manor in West Orange, NJ. It will feature dishes from renowned local chefs ,wines from Montclair wine shop Amanti Vino, as well as a special dessert cocktail provided and created by Busted Barrel Rum and Blue J Syrups.
The latest news is the opportunity to purchase a Chef’s Table for the Gala Dinner. It will be a special experience for 8 lucky diners. An auction is currently taking place to win this table starting with a minimum bid of $5,000. The bidding will end May 15th.
Montclair Food and Wine Founder, Melody Kettle, put this not for profit program together 2 years ago. All proceeds this year will be benefiting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and the Montclair Food and Wine Festival Culinary Award. She weighed in with Diaz Schloss about her excitiment for this year’s event. “The Festival has curated a diverse cross-section of gastronomy; there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s oysters on a half shell, local BBQ, vegan, wines, craft beers and spirits, fine dining, grazing, or educational opportunities, we’re very pleased with the growth of the program in year #2.”
Visit the Montclair Food and Wine Festival Website to get all the details, tickets, and other press news. http://montclairfoodandwinefestival.org/