Wine and Roses fundraiser will feature 27 restaurants

| 09 May 2012 | 02:15

    HACKETTSTOWN — The annual fundraiser, An Evening of Wine and Roses will be held Thursday, May 17 at the David and Carol Lackland Center at Centenary College, Hackettstown. The event will feature a VIP room, which will include appearances by three renowned individuals: Celebrity Chef, TV personality and cookbook author Micahel Colameco; Tony Tantillo, “The Fresh Grocer” and produce expert for CBS 2 News; and Steven Mirassou, Owner of the Steven Kent Winery. Chef Colameco will bring his love of cuisine to VIPs at the event and will sign copies of his latest cookbook, “Food Lover's Guide to New York City”. “We are honored to have such accomplished guests this year and look forward to another incredible VIP hour,” said Megan Sandow, Chief Development Officer Newton Medical Center Foundation. This years’ Evening of Wine & Roses will feature 27 local restaurants,some of including Bell’s Mansion, Perona Farms, Black Forest Inn and The Dining Room. Also new this year,is the Piano & Martini Bar, open to all the guests, beginning at 8 p.m. “One of the greatest aspects of this event is sampling the different styles of food this area has to offer,” Committee Chair, Mark Avondoglio said. “We are so excited that so many restaurants have joined us and even more excited to share their wonderful food with this community.” Sponsored by RoNetco Supermarkets, Inc., An Evening of Wine & Roses will feature the region’s most impressive culinary delights and the world’s best-tasting wines. Those who enter the 50/50 raffle at $1,000 per ticket, with only 100 tickets being sold, will have an opportunity to win $50,000. The event costs $125 per person. VIP room tickets cost $200 per person or $350 per couple. Call the Newton Medical Center Foundation at 973-579-8309 to reserve tickets or to purchase a raffle ticket for $50,000. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the 2012 Capital Campaign.