Thing are gearing up for fall, so be sure to check out these culinary events – each raises funds for a worthy non-profit cause:
September 15 charity dinner at the Blue Bottle Café benefits the White Aisle Foundation, fighting melanoma:
Sunday, September 15, 2013
5:00pm Hors D’oeuvres, Champagne and Silent Auction
6:00pm Dinner Seating
Wine has been generously donated for the event with the help of The Historic Hopewell House and Glendale Liquors.
30th Anniversary celebration at The Frog & The Peach:
September 20, 6:00pm. Great food, great music, your $50 donation to The Wounded Warrior Project is the price of admission. Call 732-846-3216 to RSVP.
September 29 marks the 13th Annual Epicurean Palette at Grounds For Sculpture. This Art of Food event benefits the renowned Sculpture park.
Woven throughout the beautifully landscaped sculpture garden, this event is renowned for featuring the finest area chefs and the extraordinary culinary offerings they prepare as well as a robust selection of great wines, craft beers, and exclusive spirits from regional purveyors. Nearly 1,000 guests enjoy this event each year.
Participating restaurants (as of 8/7) include: Due Mari in New Brunswick; Vidalia Restaurant in Lawrenceveille; The Philly Food Truck in Philadelphia; The Tubby Olive in Newtown, PA; Bobolink Dairy in Milford, NJ; Bitter Bob’s BBQ in New Hope, PA; Sbraga in Philadelphia, PA (owned and operated by Bravo’s Top Chef winner, Kevin Sbraga); The Brother’s Moon in Hopewell, NJ; Clydz in New Brunswick, NJ; Chez Alice Catering in Hopewell, NJ; Carella’s Chocolates in Mercerville, NJ; elements in Princeton, NJ; Eno Terra in Princeton, NJ; La Colombe in Philadelphia, PA; Mediterra in Princeton, NJ; Mistral in Princeton, NJ; Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream in Yardley, PA; Nassau Inn in Princeton, NJ; The Peacock Inn in Princeton, NJ; Provence Catering in Norristown, PA; Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Princeton, NJ; Thomas Sweet in Princeton, NJ; Salt Creek Grille in Princeton; STARR Events in Philadelphia; and Rat’s Restaurant in Hamilton, NJ.
And new this year: DEMONSTRATIONS, where guests can watch the pros hands-on. Demos can be expected from Kevin Sbraga (Sbraga, Philadelphia) and Shane Cash (Rat’s Restaurant, Hamilton), plus an exciting cocktail mixology demo. See this video for a fuller flavor (ouch!) of the event http://youtu.be/7rjWlgSRy6k.