Attention Foodies, Summer Culinary Tours Begin in Red Bank

May 10, 2012
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By Alison Bitterly

More than 20 restaurants to participate in spring, summer tastings

RED BANK – Red Bank Flavour and Red Bank Rive­rCenter have announced plans for the town’s annual Red Bank Food and Wine Walk.

The monthly culinary tour will kick off May 20 with wine and food tastings available at more than 20 participating venues.

“Red Bank RiverCenter started the Food and Wine Walk in the summer of 2010,” said Nancy Adams, River­Center’s executive director. “The event proved to be a great way for people to finish their summer weekend strolling Red Bank’s historic downtown and sampling the food and drink of our great restaurants.”

Slated for the third Sunday of every month from May to August, the Red Bank Food and Wine Walk encourages food enthusiasts throughout the region to enjoy samplings of the town’s unique culinary offerings. From fine wines and eclectic desserts to tapas, sushi and more, the diverse selection offered at each participating venue will keep guests’ taste buds tempted.

“The Red Bank Food and Wine Walk is made possible by the borough’s diverse restaurant community,” said Valerie Aufiero, owner of Front Street Trattoria. “We are thrilled proprietors can collaborate on events like this. It is a great way to raise awareness of Red Bank’s culinary offerings, and gives foodies a chance to experience all of Red Bank’s flavors.”

Venues participating in the Red Bank Food and Wine Walk include Cupcake Magician, Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar, Dish, Front Street Trattoria, Gaetano’s, La Pastaria, Melting Pot, New Corner Italian Restaurant, Pazzo, Readies Café, red Restaurant & Lounge, Siam Garden, Sugarush a Sweet Experience, Taste, Teak, The Bistro at Red Bank, The Cheese Cave, The Down­town, Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza and Zebu Forno.

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Ranked the third best small town in America by the Smithsonian Magazine, Red Bank boasts a bevy of independent restaurants, lounges and cafés, as well as stores, shops, and boutiques for patrons to frequent. In 2011, more than 30 of the borough’s restaurateurs formed Red Bank Flavour, a grassroots culinary alliance, to create unique, culinary-centric events and promotions that spotlight the two river region as a dining and entertainment destination.

The Red Bank Food and Wine Walk will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 20, June 17, July 15 and August 19. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased the day of each Food and Wine Walk at Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar, Taste, Melting Pot, Pazzo, red, Teak, The Downtown and Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza.

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