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Published:May 13th, 2010 09:32 EST

11th Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting Event Makes Money For Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Monmouth County

By Rocco Loosbrock


Many of New Jersey`s most renowned and respected, local gourmets, connoisseurs, eateries, aficionados and gourmands gathered today at the marvelous and magnificent Monmouth Museum and Cultural Center " located in Lincroft new Jersey.

The special gathering was called together for the county`s 11th annual Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting " extravaganza, dedicated to raising much needed money for the local chapter of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County (BBBSMC)

The Premier Sponsor " for this event was the wonderful people over at The Provident Bank " and the various wines were supplied by Spirits Unlimited ".

The event was an exhilarating combination of food and wine tasting " and what was billed as a juried exhibition at the museum. Fourteen area restaurants featured their very finest fares and guests were able to sample a wide variety of delectably delicious dishes and curious culinary creations.

Tickets went for just $75.00 per person and sponsorships ranged from $250 to $3000 and all proceeds are directed to the support of the BBBSMC`s mentoring programs and outreach services to the children of Monmouth County.

Participating restaurants included: The Bistro, Red Bank / Casa Solar, Belmar / Cheese on Main, Ocean Grove / Drew`s Bayshore Bistro, Keyport / Gaetano`s, Red Bank / Julia`s, Atlantic Highlands / Matisse, Belmar / Patticakes, Red Bank / Piccola Italia, Ocean / Red Restaurant & Lounge, Red Bank / Starbucks / Suzi`s Sweet Shoppe, Middletown / Via 45, Red Bank / Zoe, Little Silver.

Some of the other featured sponsors included: Ansell, Zaro, Grimm, & Aaron /Birdsall Services Group/
The Children`s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center / Saint Barnabas Health Care System / Hope for Children Foundation / Investors Savings Bank / John Little Family Dentistry / McGuigan Tombs & Company / Ocean First Foundation.

How wonderful that something as truly enjoyable as a day of celebration of great wine and Gourmet Food can be turned into something that serves so many different needy people, in so many different helpful ways.

It`s a wonder thing, it`s a wonderful life.


Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock