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BBQ & B'Yond

  • Preakness hills Country club 1050 Ratzer Rd Wayne, NJ, 07470 United States (map)

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Two powerhouse chefs will cross the river this May to be honored at New Jersey’s premier food and wine events, Table to Table’s annual Dinners of Distinction.

Four-star chef Michael Romano, Director of Culinary Development for the famed Union Square Hospitality Group, whose extraordinary talent made the Union Square Café a part of the culinary world’s lexicon, will be honored at the Chefs Gala on May 7th at Alpine Country Club. Later in the month, Michael Symon, award winning chef, restaurateur and co-host of ABC’s “The Chew” will fill the room with his charm and engaging personality as he is honored at the always fun and delicious, BBQ & B’Yond, on May 18th at Preakness Hills Country Club in Wayne .

Serious foodies delight at the Chefs Gala where top chefs from New York and New Jersey each present a signature course, perfectly paired with fine wines coordinated by Carlo Russo’s Wine & Spirit World.  Participating chefs will salute Chef Romano by each preparing one of his signature dishes from the landmark Union Square Café. Along with honoring Michael and savoring the creations of an incredible line-up of chefs, including Peter Kelly of Xaviars Restaurant Group, John Piliouras of Orama and  Ben Pollinger of Oceana, the evening will feature a fabulous live auction expertly conducted by celebrity auctioneer and Antiques Roadshow regular, Nicholas Lowry, of NYC’s Swann Auction Gallery.  Dressed in festive attire, with live entertainment by Mark Sganga & Friends in the majestic setting of Alpine Country Club, the evening is consistently the finest of the season.

For a more informal, but equally mouth-watering experience, guests will have the opportunity to mingle with Michael Symon while sampling dishes from New Jersey’s top-rated restaurants, including Village Green, River Palm Terrace,  Picnic on the Square and Big Papa Smoke'm.  With a theme of BBQ, Bacon, Burgers, Bourbon and the Blues, there is truly something to arouse everyone’s gastronomic fantasies.  While feasting on outrageous food, sipping fabulous wines and listening to great music, there’s an opportunity to extend the good times by bidding on one (or more!) of the unusual travel, food and entertainment experiences featured in the silent auction.  Viewed by many as the official kick-off to summer entertainment, this event sets the bar high!

Tickets for both events are currently on sale.