THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: RED BANK, N.J. –  It may be March, but Lunch Break is thinking summer and its third annual riverside bash Taste of Summer Culinary Extravaganza from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Save the date of Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at The Channel Club in Monmouth Beach. It’s the kickoff of the beach and boating season and the first official party-down for summer!

What better way to party down and kick off the start of beach and boating season than with sumptuous samplings from the Shore’s finest culinary destinations. More than 30 restaurants,  eateries and vendors participated last year, offering gourmet and beach fare for every palate. Samplings this year include seafood delights, specialty pasta dishes, prime beef, an international cheese tasting, Asian cuisine, seasonal frozen treats, decadent desserts and cakes, gourmet coffees, and spirits, beer and wine tastings. A cash bar also will be available. 

This year, another wonderful evening of food, fun and fanfare is anticipated. 

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“I’m honored to be part of the Taste of Summer extravaganza and help Lunch Break in its commitment to making our community a better place in which to live,” says George Chrysanthopoulos, Lunch Break Board Member and owner of the Beach Tavern and Channel Club Marina in Monmouth Beach.

Live summer breezin’ music will be provided by Rummy Joe. Tickets are $75 for individuals and $600 for 10. Guests may purchase 50/50 raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes. Proceeds benefit Lunch Break, which freely provides life’s necessities of food, clothing, fellowship and life skills for Monmouth County and beyond.

Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities for bar service, entertainment and event publicity are greatly appreciated. To purchase tickets, reserve tables, or for sponsorships and underwriting, contact Jill Govel-Gwydir: or (732) 747-8577, Ext. 3107.

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