Take pleasure in fare by a few of New Jersey’s finest cooks, expansive wine pairings, and a sundown view of the Hudson River and New York Metropolis skyline at The Tasting this fall.
About The Tasting
The Tasting is an annual fundraiser hosted by Battello in Jersey Metropolis for Eva’s Village. The occasion consists of 20 well-renowned cooks, every with their very own tasting station, getting ready mouthwatering meals coupled with wine, beer, cocktail and mocktail pairings. Attendees can have the liberty to peruse the tasting stations at their leisure all through the night time. Going down Sept. 12 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Battello on the Hudson River Waterfront, The Tasting is about to be considered one of New Jersey’s premier occasions.
Along with showcasing top-tier delicacies, the occasion is forwarding all proceeds to Eva’s Village— a charity primarily based out of Paterson, NJ, devoted to offering independence and stability to these affected by homelessness, habit, psychological sickness and different obstacles. The group serves over 500,000 meals yearly and presents free providers to these in want, together with schooling, childcare, healthcare and extra.
“I like having the ability to assist out Eva’s and I like what Eva’s does for the neighborhood,” Robbie Felice, chair of the occasion and proprietor/chef of a number of critically acclaimed New Jersey eating places mentioned. “By folks coming to this occasion, they don’t seem to be solely serving to out Eva’s, however they get to attend a extremely cool occasion with a number of the prime cooks of New Jersey getting ready the very best meals.”
Who Will likely be There
With 20 cooks in attendance, visitors might be wined and dined past perception. However, maybe essentially the most thrilling facet of the night, aside from the meals, is the presence of movie star chef Angelo Sosa.
Chef Sosa is a three-time High Chef All-Star, cookbook creator and TV persona. Along with Bravo’s “High Chef,” Sosa has starred in HBO Max’s “Selena + Chef.” After founding two eating places, Anejo in New York Metropolis and Tequila in Encinitas, California, Chef Sosa settled into the position of workforce chief at Tia Carmen, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa’s luxurious eatery.
Sosa might be current to socialize and greet visitors as they enter Battello to benefit from the delicacies of the opposite cooks. The truth is, a number of the most up-and-coming cooks within the state might be in attendance cooking their famed specials.
Chef Ryan DePersio
Ryan DePersio is without doubt one of the chef chairs for The Tasting in addition to the Government Chef/Proprietor of Fascino in Montclair. Since his debut in New Jersey practically 20 years in the past, DePersio has made a formidable splash on the New Jersey eating scene. He’s a adorned chef with recognitions and nominations as an “Excellent Chef” from the Inaugural Backyard State Culinary Artwork Awards and “Finest Mid Atlantic Chef” by the James Beard Basis.
New York Occasions hailed him as an “glorious chef” who was “born to run a restaurant.” He labored at NYC’s famed Bouley Bakery and Judson Grill, the place he was relocated to Paris to additional his culinary present. Upon returning to the US, he labored below the wing of grasp chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten— a four-starred chef and proprietor. Earlier than he knew it, he was known as again to Europe to work on the two-starred Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence, Italy.
His notoriety has earned him appearances on NBC’s As we speak Present, the Meals Community and extra. To say New Jersey is graced by his presence is an understatement as he offers a breath of recent, cultured air to the meals panorama. DePersio usually refers to his meals as “Italian with out borders.”
Chef Robbie Felice
Along with being one of many chairs of this occasion, Felice is the chef and restaurateur of critically acclaimed Viaggio, Osteria Crescendo and pastaRAMEN. Together with his father proudly owning a number of eating places, it’s believed that Felice may prepare dinner earlier than he may stroll. He put in grueling hours of labor into the extremely lauded Babbo in New York Metropolis and B&B Ristorante in Las Vegas. Climbing the ladder to sous chef, Felice started working the Salumi Program at a lot of B&B’s areas.
He left America to journey the world and work in Michelin-Starred eating places throughout the globe, together with Sergio Herman’s 2-Michelin-Star Pure C in The Netherlands and 2-Michelin-Star The Jane in Belgium. On the prodigious age of 26, he opened his first restaurant, Viaggio, in Wayne, New Jersey. Utilizing his world-collected culinary expertise, he shortly grew to become a New Jersey legend, incomes spots in NJ Month-to-month’s “Expertise on the Rise,” The Document’s “17 Individuals to Watch in 2017,” and three-and-a-half star evaluations from The Document and The Star-Ledger.
Alongside together with his social media presence, Felice’s acclaim has solely grown, and New Jersey is past fortunate to have him.
Different notable cooks which have made New Jersey Digest’s listing of editor’s picks embrace Ehren Ryan of Frequent Lot, Leia Gaccione at South + Pine American Eatery and Olivier Muller, government chef/associate of Faubourg. It’s secure to say this occasion is a set of a number of the best cooks in New Jersey.
As talked about, all proceeds go in the direction of Eva’s Village and profit these affected by homelessness, habit and different obstacles that inhibit them from attaining stability and independence. Common Admission, which incorporates an entry to the tasting tables and drinks, is $350 per particular person.
In the event you resolve to convey your whole household or group of buddies, there are get together packages that embrace raffle tickets as properly. VIP reception tickets, which embrace an early entry for a meet-and-greet picture with Angelo Sosa atop of common admission perks, are $450 per particular person. Tickets may be purchased right here.
“Meals at all times brings folks collectively,” Felice commented, “Meals makes the world go spherical, so for this occasion to have the ability to convey folks collectively to assist Eva’s Village- to prepare dinner for lots of various folks- I feel that’s what makes this tremendous particular.”
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