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The Taste of Madison is on Tax Day, April 15

Diane Klaif, The Alternative Press

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • 3:47pm

The annual Taste of Madison fundraising event is one of the premiere food and wine tastings in New Jersey. The 2013 edition of the Taste is on Monday, April 15 at the elegant Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Ave, Florham Park.
 
The Taste of Madison provides its guests with an evening of sampling signature dishes from the kitchens Madison's best chefs along with fine domestic and imported wines from many growing regions.
 
“We invite you, your family and friends to celebrate Tax Day 2013 at the Taste of Madison. The Taste is a special night of socializing with friends, both old and new,” said Danielle Torrani Dixon, one of the three co-chairs of the Taste of Madison Organizing Committee. “The Taste is best party of the year in Madison,” she said.  
 
The proceeds from the Taste of Madison benefit charitable causes, civic improvements and business development in Madison. “Almost ninety local businesses are donating their food, wine, merchandise or financial support to efforts of the Taste,” said Maureen Byrne, Taste co-chair.
 
Gary’s Wine & Marketplace is the Taste’s in-kind Presenting Sponsor. “As it always does, Gary’s has graciously donated its expertise, professionalism and fine wines to our event. The wine is from the best winemakers,” said David Morozoff, Taste co-chair. “The tasting tables are hosted by Gary’s distinguished vendors.”
 
Taste tickets are available at Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, 121 Main St. and at Gary’s locations in Wayne and Bernardsville. Tickets and information are also available at www.TasteOfMadison.org. General Admission tickets are $65.00 each and permit entry at 7:00pm. VIP Admission tickets are $100.00 each permit early admission at 6:00pm. The Taste concludes at 9:30pm.
 
The Taste features a 50/50 drawing, a silent auction and tricky tray. “You really need to take advantage of this tremendous once-a-year opportunity,” Byrne said.
 
The producing partners of the Taste of Madison are the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, the Madison Downtown Development Commission and the Rotary Club of Madison. The Taste of Madison Organizing Committee is comprised of volunteers from the three partner non-profit groups.
 
Taste of Madison Restaurant Participants:
 
Empire Schezuan
 
258 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Chef Loryn's
 
250 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Coviello Brothers
 
245 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Whole Foods
 
222 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Stop & Shop
 
133 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Rob's Bistro
 
75 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Il Mondo Vecchio
 
72 Main St.
 
Madison
   
54 Main Bar & Grille
 
54 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Rocco's Tuscany Bar & Grill
 
30 Cook Plz.
 
Madison
   
The Garlic Rose
 
41 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Ristorante Benissimo
 
4 Park Ave.
 
Madison
   
Poor Herbie's
 
13 Waverly Pl.
 
Madison
   
Crowley Cupcakes
 
7 Waverly Pl.
 
Madison
   
Firehouse
 
15 Central Ave.
 
Madison
   
Romanelli's Pizza & Italian Eatery
 
42 Lincoln Pl.
 
Madison
   
David's Rumba Cafe
 
6 Elmer St.
 
Madison
   
Rod's Steak and Seafood Grill
 
1 Convent Rd.
 
Morristown
   
GK's Red Dog Tavern
 
1 Convent Rd.
 
Morristown
   
Park Avenue Club
 
184 Park Ave.
 
Florham Park
   
Avenue Travel
 
62 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Salvatore Minardi Salon
 
8 Park Ave.
 
Madison
   
Drip Coffee
 
34 Main St.
 
Madison
   
On A Roll
 
50-1/2 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Enjou Chocolat
 
8 DeHart St.
 
Morristown
   
Bacon Bites
 
23 4th Ave.
 
Roseland
   
Begum Palace
 
300 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Main Street Wine Cellars
 
306 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Madison Wine Cellar
 
29 Main St.
 
Madison
   
WineRx.com
 
26 Cook Plz.
 
Madison
   
 
Taste of Madison Wine Participants:
 
Gary's Wine & Marketplace
 
121 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Main Street Wine Cellars
 
306 Main St.
 
Madison
   
Madison Wine Cellar
 
29 Main St.
 
Madison
   
WineRx.com
 
26 Cook Plz.
 
Madison
   
 
 
Taste of Madison Sponsors By Category:
 
Gary's Wine & Marketplace
 
121 Main St.
 
Madison
 
Presenting
 
 
   
Stop & Shop
 
133 Main St.
 
Madison
 
Platinum
 
 
   
The Leegis Group
 
233 Rt. 22 West
 
Union
 
Gold
 
 
   
Realogy
 
175 Park Ave.
 
Madison
 
Gold
 
 
   
MadisonPatch
         
Gold
 
 
   
Riedel
         
Gold
 
 
   
Union Center National Bank
 
300 Main St.
 
Madison
 
Silver
 
 
   
The Alternative Press
 
P.O. Box 794
 
New Providence
 
Silver
 
 
   
Fulton Bank
 
10 Greenwood Ave.
 
Madison
 
Silver
 
 
   
Madison Jaguar
 
275 Main St.
 
Madison
 
Silver
 
 
   
L'Allegria Ristorante
 
11 Prospect St.
 
Madison
 
Silver
 
 
   
Fairleigh Dickinson University
 
285 Madison Ave.
 
Madison
 
Silver
 
 
   
Omland Engineering Associates
 
54 Horsehill Rd.
 
Cedar Knolls
 
Silver
 
 
   
New View Windows, Doors & Siding
 
736 Ave. E
 
Bayonne
 
Silver
 
 
   
Hilltop Community Bank
 
177 Main St.
 
Madison
 
Silent Auction
 
 
   
Senior Home Care Services
 
152 Speedwell Ave.
 
Morristown
 
Bronze
 
 
   
Whitehorn Financial
 
44 Main St.
 
Millburn
 
Bronze
 
 
   
New Leaf Consignment
 
16 Park Ave.
 
Madison
 
Bronze
 
 
   
Edward Jones
 
2 Shunpike Rd.
 
Madison
 
Bronze
 
 
   
Investors Bank
 
16 Waverly Pl.
 
Madison
 
Bronze
 
 
   
Tom and Maureen Byrne
     
Madison
 
Supporting
 
 
   
Limbach's Landscaping
 
2 Shunpike Rd.
 
Madison
 
Supporting
 
 
   
Whole Foods
 
222 Main St.
 
Madison
 
Supporting
 
 

 

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