One of the great joys of the "Savoring" journey so far has been connecting with amazing chefs. The philanthropy of the chef community is awe-inspiring! We all have been the beneficiaries as so many awesome chefs have shared recipes in "Savoring" with 100% net proceeds going to NJ Shore Sandy recovery.
Three of these chefs are joining together on June 18 at 6 PM at Langosta Lounge, 1000 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ for a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and FIVE-COURSE DINNER extraordinaire! The event is open to the public and proceeds will go to ongoing NJ shore Sandy recovery.
The event is hosted by Chef Marilyn Schlossbach who is a Best Chefs America 2013 honoree and the co-owner of Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park and Labrador Lounge in Normandy Beach. Langosta Lounge, where the event will be held, is a charming venue right on the boardwalk in Asbury Park. It was recently included in NJ Monthly's "Dinner from the Deep" feature about places to eat at the shore and Chef Marilyn's story has been told in the NY Times (some updates have occurred since Sandy). Chef Marilyn has three delicious recipes in "Savoring": "White Sangria," "Marilyn's Roasted Turkey Matzo Ball Soup," and "Aloha Chocolate Mousse."
Chef Jason Crispin of Gourmand Cooking School in Point Pleasant Beach (which offers individual classes and private events) will be creating a course. His three recipes in "Savoring" are "Garden State Gazpacho," "Chicken Wings in Garlic Sauce," and "Blue Cheese, Bacon and Herb Souffle." Chef Crispin believes that "...while eating is a necessity, it's also one of life's great pleasures. Preparing it is part of the joy." The operative word here is Yum!
Rumor has it that Chef Drew Araneo will be making Soft Shell Crabs for the event on June 18. He is also a Best Chefs America 2013 honoree whose restaurant, Drew's Bayshore Bistro, is a challenging reservation especially since a very positive NY Times review and his defeat of Bobby Flay in a Throwdown. Chef Drew has four recipes in "Savoring": "Roast Poblano Creamed Jersey Corn," "Carolina BBQ Braised Pork Butt," "Green Chile Cheese Grits," and "Peach and Berry Cobbler."
Beer pairings will be by Flying Fish Brewing Company whose back-story on their beer Forever Unloved Sandy also appears in "Savoring." Wine will also be served.
To make reservations to attend "Cooking with Marilyn and Friends" please call Langosta Lounge at 732.455.3275. We look forward to celebrating the shore with you!