BLOOMFELD, NJ -  Taste of Bloomfield returns to Oakeside Sunday April 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join the food community of Bloomfield for a late afternoon of fun as everyone enjoys sumptuous offerings from fine restaurants in Bloomfield and the surrounding area. With spring in the air, and buds emerging on the trees, the grounds and home at Oakeside are the perfect setting for  this annual event.

Often overlooked by the food media who are more impressed with who was on television rather than what is on the plate, Bloomfield is full of culinary surprises. Greek, Thai, Mexican, New American, and Southern cuisine are all waiting to be discovered in town. 

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The Oakes Estate on Belleville Ave is known for its architecture and landscape architecture. The building and grounds are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and house the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center for history and arts programs in the township.

The Oakes family was one of the important industrial families in Essex County. The house and grounds were donated to the township of Bloomfield upon the death of Jean Doswell Oakes with the intention of being a cultural center.  Of course having such a gem in town often is met with whispers of “how much is that place costing me?” Oakeside is a self sustaining non-profit deriving income by serving as Bloomfield’s premier location for weddings and corporate gatherings.

A list of participating restaurants will be released closer to the event date.

 For more information or to purchase tickets call 973-429-0960. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave, Bloomfield NJ 07003 (973) 429-0960 is an online newspaper serving the Township of Bloomfield. TAPinto Bloomfield is the only locally owned news organization in the township. TAPinto Bloomfield is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association. Sign up for our FREE daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BloomfieldTAP.

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