West Orange, NJ-- Last night fifty of the top restaurants and other food and drink purveyors in Essex County shared their fine cuisine and beverages for all to try. The 2019 North Essex Chamber of Commerce Taste of Essex competition at The Manor in West Orange was attended by hundreds of hungry locals who were eager to try the signature menu items from their local eateries. Restaurants were judged on the best Sweet and Savory dishes. Those specializing in drinks competed in the Beverage category.

Bella Luce, a Nutley favorite, features a trendy yet casual atmosphere serving authentic Italian cuisine highlighting signature dishes.  One of their signature dishes, skillet homemade gnocchi with sweet corn coulis, topped with Italian Speck (smoked Prosciutto), roasted corn, and ricotta salata,  earned Bella Luce the top prize in the Taste of Essex Savory category .

Bella Luce Restaurant and Bar is located at 507 Franklin Avenue Nutley, NJ 07110.  You can visit their website at https://www.bellalucenj.com/