MONTCLAIR, NJ -  The North Essex Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host the 15th annual Taste of Essex event on Monday, March 30 at The Manor located at 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm.

An event geared toward showcasing Essex County's diverse culinary selections, Taste-goers are guaranteed to have a wide variety to suit a wide variety of palates.

Taste of Essex reflects the vibrant and diverse restaurant selections that Essex County has to offer with exciting and new culinary experiences and some community staples. In addition to offering cuisine to the community, this event is designed an opportunity for restaurants to promote their offerings and grow their business. 

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The cuisine at Taste of Essex will include Indian, Italian, Asian, Greek, American, Irish pub food and lots more.  Participating restaurants will be judged in the categories of “Sweet” and “Savory” by the sponsors of the event. A sample of the food and drink purveyors that will be participating include:  Amalia’s, Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza, Bella Italia, Cricket Hill Brewery, Essex House, Highlawn Pavilion, Lithos Estiatorio, Livingston Pretzel, Mark & Julie, Mausam, Petite Bakery, Punzone Vodka, Purity Vodka, Simit Bakery, Spice II, Stamna, Strip House, Tierney’s Copperhouse, Two Men And An Appetite, and Verona Inn.

“Essex County is home to so many outstanding restaurants and it continues to grow as a popular dining destination.” commented Jo Ann Short, President of the North Essex Chamber, “We are happy to be able to bring this event to the public and give these restaurants the exposure that they deserve.

This event has been made possible through the financial support of BCB Bank, Barnabas Health, Lakeland Bank, Regal Bank, Spencer Bank, Farmers Insurance, Davis Integrated Medicine and Nancy Silver, Licensed Massage Therapist.

Proceeds from the Taste of Essex will go toward the North Essex Chamber scholarship fund that provides scholarships to young people in Essex County. Scholarships are awarded annually to a graduating student from each of the high schools in the nine towns that the North Essex Chamber serves.

Tickets for the 2015 Taste of Essex are $50 in advance, and $60 at the door. To purchase tickets, please go to For more information to be a participating restaurant or to become a sponsor please contact the Chamber at 973-226-5500 or


About The North Essex Chamber of Commerce

The North Essex Chamber of Commerce ( is a New Jersey chamber that exists to ensure that businesses grow and prosper in the community, while supporting the community in return. We help businesses thrive by providing them with valuable resources, training, networking opportunities and timely information to support their business. NECC is the official Chamber for nine northern Essex County towns: Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Montclair, North Caldwell, Roseland, Verona & West Caldwell. Its members include large, medium and small businesses throughout the greater Essex County area. The Chamber continually seeks new ways to sharpen members’ competitive edge in the marketplace and afford them opportunities to invest in the future economic development of the communities it serves.