Rotary Club Expects A “Sold Out” 2015 Taste of Montclair Event

Rotary Club Expects A “Sold Out” 2015 Taste of Montclair Event

Hello Readers-I’m bringing you news on yet another exciting Foodie Fueled event.  Over 45 Chefs, Restaurants, Specialty Food Firms, and Much More will be celebrated on March 9th at Montclair State.

“One of the most delicious ways to celebrate the end of this winter’s deep freeze is to meet your friends, colleagues, and neighbors at the Montclair Rotary Club’s Fourth Annual Taste of Montclair event. The Taste is also the kickoff event for Montclair Restaurant Week, which runs from March 9 to 15.

During the 2015 Taste, sample cuisine prepared by Montclair’s top chefs, who represent over 45 restaurants and specialty food purveyors. Also, taste creations from gourmet bakers, confectionaries, and beverage firms on Monday, March 9 from 6 PM until 9 PM. While enjoying superb tastings, guests can view the late winter sunset and New York City skyline for Conference Center in University Hall on the Montclair State University campus. The address of Montclair State is One Normal Avenue, Montclair, N.J.

Tickets for The Taste cost $60 a person and they are selling rapidly.  The price includes complimentary parking at Montclair State’s Red Hawk Parking deck and shuttle transportation to University Hall. Individuals and groups are asked to purchase their tickets online at A small number of tickets can be purchased at Keil’s Pharmacy (732 Valley Road in Montclair) and Haven Savings Bank’s branch at 201 Bellevue Avenue.

Montclair Rotary expects that a few tickets may be available at the door on March 9 and the cost is $75.

In discussing The Taste, the Montclair Rotary’s Event Chair Joseph Solano said, “This is Montclair’s one-of-a-kind culinary festival that recognizes all those talented and innovative men and women who have transformed our town in to one of the top dining destinations in the Garden State. You’ll want to be here for the appetizing food, fun, and friendship as we all sample our community’s wonderful cuisine and bid farewell to winter.”

All of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to three nonprofit organizations that provide meals and non-perishable food items to individuals and families facing tough times. The Rotary plans to donate over $15,000 and those funds will be divided between the Human Needs Food PantryToni’s Kitchen, and Salvation Army Montclair Citadel. Taken together, these programs help feed and provide food to hundreds of people, from children to the elderly, each week.

In addition to exceptional cuisine, The Taste will feature live music and specialty beverage called “Azariah Crane Cocktail,” which has been concocted by Warren Bobrow, a noted mixologist and chef. Known as the Cocktail Whisperer, Mr. Bobrow’s concept drink is a tribute to one of the first white settlers of “the Mountain,” when the area was still a Royal Colony.

For more information about 2015 The Taste of Montclair, visit the Rotary Club’s website at or contact Robbie Furman at 973.316.8200.

Here is the list restaurants, bakeries, specialty food sources, and more that are participating in The Taste:

A Gardner’s KitchenAh Pizz
Anderson’s 1949Anthony’s Cheesecake
Aroy-DAsalt and Buttery
Beyond the PitaBrick Lane
CARS DeliveryDeNovo
Egan and SonsEscape
Fin Raw Bar and Kitchen Fricassée French Bistro
Gina’s BakeryGreek Taverna
HalcyonJams By Kim
Java LoveJersey Artisan Rum
Jersey BarnfireLe Salbuen Cafe Market
Long Valley CreameryMac Attack
Montclair Bread CompanyNext Door
Old Canal InnOlive That And More
Pig and PrinceRed Eye Café
SalugoSalute Bistro
Spice ThaiStuffed
Tassot ApiariesTerre A Terre
The Chocolate PathThe Manor
The OfficeTiny Elephant
Toast MontclairYalo and Me
Yogic Chai 

The Taste is supported by a generous group of corporate and individual sponsors and their donations are critical to success of this annual event. Sponsors are DCH Montclair Acura, DCH BMW of Bloomfield, Otterstedt Insurance, Haven Savings Bank, Investors Bank, Whole Foods, Partners for Health, Tracey Diamond Design,TAP into Montclair, The Conference Center at Montclair State, Tricarico Architecture & Design, Essential Public Relations, Silver Family Foundation, Cohn Lifland Pearlman Attorneys, WH Linen, “Little Angels,” and Dealer Active.

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About the Rotary Club of Montclair-Verona

The Montclair Rotary Club, serving Montclair and Verona since 1924, is part of Rotary International. Also known as RI, the worldwide organization of business executives and professionals that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in countries worldwide through humanitarian programs. The Club meets each Tuesday at 12:15 pm in the Greek Taverna, 292 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. For more information, contact Club President Bob Rinklin and his email address is The Club’s website is “

 Press Release compliments of the Montclair Rotary Club

…all for the love of the dish




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