Food & Drink

Local Chefs to be Featured at Taste of Madison

MADISON, NJ - On Monday, April 7, Executive Chef Bobby Varua of Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille and GK’s Red Dog Tavern will join the best of Madison’s dining scene at the annual Taste of Madison, held at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park.

Alongside the Napa Valley Vitners, local chefs will provide small plates of their signature dishes.

“There’s a great synergy with the other chefs and restaurant owners,” Varua said of the Taste. “It’s an important opportunity to sample different foods and styles from small restaurants to big hotels.”

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At special events like the Taste of Madison, Varua is able to tease to his varied knowledge of international cuisine.

Before joining Rod’s and GK’s Red Dog Tavern in 2012, Varua served as Sous-Chef at the Windows of the World and worked alongside some of New York and Washington D.C.’s most successful restaurateurs: Daniel Boulud, Claude Troisgros, and Ashok Bajaj, to name a few.

At last year’s Taste, Varua prepared braised oxtail over gorgonzola polenta. This year, he plans a seafood ceviche. But it’s all in the presentation, he says. 

Tickets to the Taste are available at at Gary’s Wine & Marketplace at 121 Main St. and at locations in Wayne and Bernardsville.  D torr boutique at 36 Main St., Sprouts Consignment at 250 Main St., and The Madison Pharmacy at 66 Main St. are also selling tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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