RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The annual "A Culinary Affair" will be held Monday, Sept. 24.

The event, held by Hunterdon Medical Center Auxiliary and Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation, will happen at The Grand Colonial on Route 173. The restaurant is off Route 78 between exits 11 and 12 in Bethlehem Township; use Hampton for GPS.

The event will feature a sampling of local fine restaurants, wineries and breweries.

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In addition to the food and music, a silent auction will be held featuring items such as restaurant gift packages, golf foursomes, spa packages and much more. There will also be a 50/50 cash raffle. Tickets can be purchased before the event for $50 by either calling 908-788-6141 or in person at the Foundation office, located at 9100 Wescott Dr. here.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Hunterdon Hospice and Visiting Health and Supportive Services. Hunterdon Hospice, celebrating its 38th anniversary, provides physical, spiritual, psychosocial and bereavement support for people with a life-threatening illness and their families. Visiting Health and Supportive Services has been providing certified home health aides to care for chronically ill patients, sick children and the homebound elderly in the comfort of their own home for over 50 years. Last year’s event raised more than $48,000.

Restaurants, wineries and breweries participating in this year’s event to date are:

Black River Roasters, Hunterdon Brewing, Skunktown Distillery, Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, The Mixing Bowl, 15 Landsdowne Catering, A La Carte, Bensi, Brunello Trattoria, Cafe Galleria, Catering by Maddalena's, Chive and Thyme, Clinton Atrium Café, Fay's Fabulous Foods, HMC Chef Ross Miller, Holiday Inn, Matt's Red Rooster Grill, Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet Co., Oldwick Soup Company, Shop-Rite of Hunterdon County, Stanton Ridge Country Club, The Grand Colonial, The Salad Basket and The Ship Inn. More restaurants are being added daily.

Tickets to “A Culinary Affair” are $65 if purchased by Aug. 24 or $75 thereafter. For tickets, call the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation Events office at 908-788-6141 or visit Foundation.hunterdonhealthcare.org.