Local restaurants and food vendors put their edibles on display in hopes of boosting business

A tasteful time will be waiting attendees at the Taste of Parsippany, Hilton Hotel, One Hilton Court, Parsippany. Restaurants, catering companies and other area businesses put their delicacies on display, giving area residents an opportunity to sample a wide variety of cuisines. The event will be held on Monday, September 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce and the Parsippany Visitor Center made the event possible.  Major sponsors of the event are Hilton Hotel, Hampton Inn, Parsippany Focus and Wegman’s.

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"This is about supporting the community, giving exposure to businesses, people learning about restaurants," said Robert Peluso , President of Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce. "Taste of Parsippany is about giving a kickstart to the local economy."

The idea is that people attend the event, sample edibles from participating restaurants and later become loyal (repeat) customers of their favorite new eateries.

"We estimate over 300 people will attend," he said.

Chamber of Commerce Executive Board Member Frank Cahill said vendor participation shows that many Parsippany businesspeople believe in the power of the American Dream.

Among the edibles being served are Bang Bang Shrimp, Tuna Sashimi from Bonefish Grill, Savory and Sweet Crepes from CrepeTime Catering, Eggplant Rollatini, Chicken Piccata, Sandwiches, Pepperoni breads, Italian cookies and desserts from Parsippany’s Chef and Author Dana Ilic, Kale Tonic Fresh Juice – Kale, Fuji apple, cucumber and lemon from Frist Watch, Chef Matthew from Gourmet Café will cook up his Dijon Salmon, Strawberry Pecan Salad, Prime Rib, and Chocolate Stampede from Longhorn Steakhouse, Gourmet Mac and Cheese Martini’s from Michelle’s Catering. Award Winning Barbeque Sliders from Minuteman Smokehouse, Ruth’s Chris award winning Mashed Potatoes with Tenderloin, Shop Rite will be serving Bourbon Braised Brisket with Red/Pancetta Slaw, and Sushi from Wegmans.


Spotlighted eateries and enterprises at Taste of Parsippany Area included  American Vending and Coffee Service, Anthony Franco’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, Applebee’s, Baldwin Pizzeria, Bonefish Grill, Boonton Station 1904, Chick-fil-A, Costco, Crepe Time, Eccola Italian Bistro, First Watch, Ferraro’s Catering, Gourmet Café, Grato Restaurant, i2i Indian Italian Fusion, IHOP, Jeremiahs Catering and Cooking Studio, Longhorn Steakhouse, Main 233, Michelle’s Catering, Minuteman Smokehouse Barbecue, Parsippany’s Best Pizza, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Scoop House, ShopRite, Spice Grill, Tierney’s Copperhouse, Tito’s Burrito’s and Wings and Wegman’s.

We also will feature many local businesses such as 24 Hour Fitness, Allstate Insurance, America’s Mortgage Lender, Blue Foundry Bank, Certified Financial Services, CKO Kickboxing, Denville Florist, Dream Vacations, Faisal Crafts, Frankie and Kim Jewelry, Fume 46 Cigars, Garden State Chiropractic, Golden Living Guidance, Keller Williams Metropolitan Realty, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, M & T Bank, M.L. Culter, Mary Kay Products, My Ride Worldwide, Neighborhood Urgent Care, Spavia Greater Morristown, Springwood Events and Promotions and Staples!

If attendees visit the display tables, they will have an opportunity to win “Dinner for 8 and a stretch Limo to Bonefish Grill.”

“If you purchase 8 or more tickets, we will even pick you up in a stretch limo, and bring your home,” said Cahill.

For more information visit www.tasteofparsippany.com or call (973) 402-6400. Presale tickets are $45.00 and $55.00 at the door.