SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Historical Society held the 26th Annual Taste of Summit Sunday evening at the Grand Summit Hotel.
Nearly 20 restaurants and bakeries participated in the tasting and according to Angela Schneller, chair of the event and treasurer of the Historical Society, between 250 to 300 people were in attendance.
Schneller explained that all money raised, which included the $45 admission fee per person, will go towards the Historical Society.
“This is always a wonderful event that people enjoy. It’s one of the highlights of the year for Summit,” Schneller said.
General Manager of Winberies Restaurant and Bar, located on 2 Kent Blvd Pl, Jim Owens, said that he and the staff decided to participate in the fundraiser to support the community.
“It’s important to be a part of the community and this event also gives us the opportunity to see a lot of our patrons as well as meet potential new ones,” Owens said.
Chef Jeff Wierzbicki served Cajun macaroni and cheese and according to he and Owens, there was great feedback and many came back for additional tastes.
“We love being in down town Summit and it’s a great historical town to be a part of,” Owens said.
Marco Polo Restaurant & Tavern of 527 Morris Ave also participated in the fundraiser.
Server James Surprenant said that the restaurant attends every year because they like to give back.
“We like to contribute to the community often and give back. It’s also great exposure,” Surprenant said.
The restaurant offered tortellini alfredo with peas and ham.
He added that Marco Polo is one of the original restaurants in Summit and has been in town for 50 years.
Some other participating restaurants and food shops included Brownie Points Bakery, Fiorino Ristorante, Hat Tavern and Roots Steakhouse.