23rd Annual Culinary Classic – Monday, September 22

SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS – The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will hold its 23rd Annual Culinary Classic tasting event on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Doolan’s Shore Club. Guests will enjoy selections from approximately 40 restaurants, along with fine wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails. All proceeds will benefit the FoodBank, a nonprofit organization that works to alleviate hunger and build food secure communities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Participating restaurants include:

Asbury Park: Confections of a Rock$tar, Kitschens Catering, Langosta Lounge; Porta; Belmar: Brandl, Jersey Shore BBQ; Brick: RiverWatch; Brielle: Shipwreck Grill; Freehold: Clover Hill Coffee; Holmdel: Dearborn Market; Long Branch: McLoone’s Restaurants; Manalapan: Wegman’s; Manasquan: Blend on Main, Sweet Tease; Monmouth Beach: Beach Tavern; Neptune: FoodBank Culinary Training Kitchen, Stop & Shop; Ocean Grove: Yvonne’s Café; Point Pleasant Beach: Joe Leone’s Catering, The Beanery; Red Bank:  Taste, The Melting Pot; Sea Bright: Ama Ristorante; Sea Girt: Fratello’s, Scarborough Fair; South Seaside Park: Chef Mike’s ABG; Spring Lake: Black Trumpet, Sweet Tease Spring Lake Heights: Doolan’s Shore Club; Wall: Chocolate Carousel, Mossuto’s Market & Cafe; West Long Branch: Branches Catering.

Beer, wine and cocktails will be offered by: Beach Haus Brewery, Egan’s Liquors, Fedway Associates, Gallo Wines, Krave Spirits, and Shore Point Distributors.

Entertainment will be provided by: The Moroccan Sheepherders and Nicole and Denise.

The FoodBank’s Culinary Classic is the original, the biggest and the best tasting event in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The event is sponsored by David and Les Offenberg, the NJ Bankers Association, Fulton Bank of New Jersey, “In Memory of Jessica E. Leshay,” Jersey Mike’s Subs, ShopRite, Stop & Shop, and Wegman’s. Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased by calling (732) 918-2600 or online at VIP tickets, with table service and early admission to the VIP reception, are $125.