June was a whirlwind with projects and events galore. Just coming up for air and thought I’d attempt a bit of a recap.
I was thrilled when Melody Kettle of Hot From the Kettle asked me once again to photograph the Montclair Food and Wine Festival’s Gala Event. With Melody at the helm this event was chock full of talent in the kitchen, amazing wine (at the expert hands of Sharon Sevrens of Amanti Vino) and hosted at The Manor, one of the premier venues in NJ. It was an evening of visual delights, chefs sharing the kitchen side by side, exquisite tastes, smells, good cheer and community in support of a very special cause.
Chefs from some of the best restaurants in North Jersey represented including The Orange Squirrel (Francesco Palmieri), Blu & Next Door (Zod Arifai), Mish Mish Cafe (Meny Vaknin), Chakra & Blue Morel (Thomas Ciszak), Ariane Kitchen & Bar (Ariane Duarte), Fascino (Ryan DePersio), Highlawn Pavilion (Mitchell Altholz), Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen (Kevin Sippel, Christian Cruz & their amazing team), Pig & Prince (Michael Carrino) along with FIN Raw Bar & Kitchen (Gerry Cerrigone) and Nicolosi Fine Foods (Rob Nicolosi)
Below are some images that tell the story better than I can…..and if you missed it this year, tsk, tsk...I’d suggest you mark your calendars for next year…the Montclair Food & Wine Festival just keeps getting better and better!
Watch the the Gala Dinner reel below.
Be sure to adjust the viewing in the right hand corner to 720p so it looks its best.