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Date: Monday, May 5, 2008
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 in the evening
Location: Birchwood Manor · 111 N Jefferson Rd · Whippany, NJ

(100% of all ticket proceeds go directly to fight childhood hunger and poverty in NJ)

To purchase tickets call: 973-772-4474

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation 2008, presented by American Express, SYSCO, Food Network, Birchwood Manor, CD101.9, Ketel One, Whole Foods Market, Anheuser-Busch, JTE Spirits, and NJDiningGuide.net will feature an evening of exceptional cuisine prepared by Over 40 celebrated chefs from some of the finest restaurants in New Jersey and accompanied by fine wines from around the world. Plus, top wine producers, brew masters, pastry chefs, and caterers... while at the same time raising awareness and critical funds in the fight against childhood hunger... 100% of all ticket proceeds go directly to fight childhood hunger and poverty in New Jersey. The gathering will take place at the Birchwood Manor, 111 N Jefferson Rd, Whippany, NJ and serve some of the most mouthwatering specialties.

This is a great way to help fight hunger in New Jersey. You get to nibble and sip great food and wine while meeting the chefs and wine makers. Take the challenge and try them all! And, with Over 40 great restaurants and wineries... you'll want to take a break in our auction room, and bid on some of the great culinary packages and gourmet items.

NJ Wine and Food Tasting Event - Taste of the Nation


3 West - Basking Ridge, NJ
15 Fox Place - Jersey City, NJ
Basilico - Millburn, NJ

Catering By Maria
Ciao Bella - Irvington, NJ
Domaine Laurino - Berkeley Heights, NJ
Fascino - Montclair, NJ
Frank's Waterside - North Bergen, NJ
Grain House - Basking Ridge, NJ
GRUB Hut - Manville, NJ
Heart and Soul Catering - Newark, NJ
Huntley Tavern - Summit, NJ

Il Mondo Vecchio - Madison, NJ
La Campagna - Millburn & Morristown, NJ
Liberty House Restaurant - Jersey City, NJ

Lindt Swiss Chocolatier - Woodbridge, NJ
Main Event By Melody - Morristown, NJ
Metro Bis - Simsbury, CT

North Maple Inn at Basking Ridge - Basking Ridge, NJ
OME Caterers - Whippany, NJ
Papillon 25 - South Orange, NJ
Pierre's Bistro - Morristown, NJ
Pluckemin Inn - Bedminster, NJ
Restaurant.MC - Millburn, NJ

Restaurant Serenade - Chatham, NJ
Rio 22 - Union, NJ
Roots Steakhouse - Summit, NJ

Scalini Fedeli - Chatham, NJ
T-Bones, A Tuscan Steakhouse - Bridgewater, NJ
Taste of Crete - Bridgewater, NJ
The Energy Bar - Montclair, NJ
The Olde Mill Inn - Basking Ridge, NJ
Touch Bayou Catering - Montclair, NJ
Trap Rock - Berkeley Heights, NJ
Whole Foods - Madison, NJ
Willie's Taverne - Bedminster, NJ
Word of Mouth Caterers - Jersey City, NJ


Ketel One - Martini Ice Bar
Stella Artois
WineBow - Rum & South American Wines
JTE Spirits - Cognac
Rogue Ales
A. V. Imports
Gary's Wine and MarketPlace
Unionville Vineyards
New Jersey Wine Club

Stewartsville Coffee
Fiji Water
Soda donated by Costco




Jilly Sentino
Singer, Songwriter, Pianist

Birchwood Manor
111 N Jefferson Rd
Whippany, NJ 07981

Admission: $85 in advance, $95 at the door
For tickets call 973-772-4474

Tables of 10 and Group Discounts are now available!
To reserve, call 973-772-4474 or
e-mail for more information.

Must be 21 and over to attend.

The NJ recipients for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation 2008 will be The Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Eva's Village.


$300 - can provide three weeks of food to 14 children staying at a homeless shelter.
$150 - can provide four weeks of food for a family of four.
$125 - can provide 250 people a bowl of hot chicken soup and a sandwich at a soup kitchen.
$75 - can provide school lunch for one child for two months.
$20 - can supply soup kitchens with vegetables for a week.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this highly worthwhile cause.

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