Area restaurants join together for tasty fundraiser

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:41

    ANDOVER — On Monday, April 6, Perona Farms will host the twelfth annual A Taste of Talent, a gathering of more than 30 chefs who will unite to offer samplings of their most celebrated dishes to hundreds of patrons. The event will raise funds for the agency’s services to low-income families in Sussex County and the surrounding area. “Now more than ever, Project Self-Sufficiency needs the community’s support,” said Deborah Berry-Toon, executive director of Project Self-Sufficiency. “We have served more than 18,000 families in the past 22 years, and we are experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of low-income families requesting assistance due to the current economic situation. A Taste of Talent is an important part of Project Self-Sufficiency’s annual fundraising campaign. It provides a wonderful opportunity for people to reach out and help their neighbors at this difficult time.” Guests will be treated to an array of mouthwatering fare, ranging from hors d’oeuvres to entrees to desserts, while they mingle and chat with the chefs. A Taste of Talent will begin at 6 p.m. at Perona Farms, which is located at 350 Andover-Sparta Road in Andover. Sponsorships range from $500 to $15,000, and individual tickets cost $100. To make a contribution to Project Self-Sufficiency, to obtain tickets to A Taste of Talent, or to find out more information about the programs and services available at the agency, call 973-940-3500. Participants: Perona Farms Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique Bobolink Dairy Cheddar Alley The Chocolate Goat Gift Shoppe Doc’s George’s Wine & Spirits Gallery JC’s Grill House Krave Café & Caterers The Prickly Pear Restaurant Café Pierrot The New Muir House Ristorante Il Porto The Chatter Box Truffles The Walpack Inn Salt: A Gastro Pub Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream The Irvine Group Springwater Bistro Harpoon Bazaar Silver Springs Farm Wok ‘n’ Sushi The Hotel Fachere Restaurant Serenade