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Celebrity Chef Mario Batali to be Featured Guest at Benefit for Newton Medical Center

April 18, 2014 at 3:26 PM

NEWTON, NJ - Celebrity chef, author and television star Mario Batali will be featured guest at the annual “An Evening of Wine and Roses” fundraiser benefitting Newton Medical Center.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 29 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Centenary College’s David and Carol Lackland Center in Hackettstown.

Guests at the event sample wines and food from some of the finest restaurants and wineries throughout north and western New Jersey. At this year’s event, Batali will meet with guests at 5:30 p.m. in a special VIP Room appearance made possible by RoNetco Supermarkets, Inc., and Wakefern Food Corporation.

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“Mario Batali is one of the most recognized chefs in the world not only for his amazing talents with food, but also his extraordinary personality,” said Megan Sandow, chief development officer for the Newton Medical Center Foundation. “Given his philosophy to use the best local ingredients, we are honored to have him as our guest as we showcase the best local cuisine of the region.”

In 1998, Batali teamed up with Joe Bastianich to open Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca on Waverly Place in New York. Since then, he has opened many more restaurants and businesses throughout the world, including 10 restaurants and two Italian markets in New York.

Batali is also the author of nine cookbooks including the James Beard Award Winning, Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes (ecco 2005).

Batali has become a recognized star on numerous television shows, such as Food Network’s Iron Chef America, and has made regular appearances on Good Morning America and the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon. In 2011, Mario and co-hosts Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, and Michael Symon launched The Chew, a daytime talk show on ABC that celebrates and explores life through food.

 Community members are also invited to purchase 50/50 raffle tickets for a cash prize of $50,000.

Newton Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, was ranked the top hospital in the state for hospitals with fewer than 350 beds by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a national health care research and information company. These rankings were published in Inside Jersey magazine's April 2014 issue.

Tickets to this year’s event are $125 per person.  VIP tickets to meet Mario Batali can be purchased for $225 each or $375 per couple.  To make a donation or to order tickets from Newton Medical Center, call (973) 579-8309 or visit www.atlanticheath.org/newton.

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