Save the Date: March 24, 2014
Each year the Edison Chamber of Commerce and the Pines Manor proudly host the incredibly successful Taste of Middlesex when as many as 55 restaurants, caterers and beverage distributors give away tasty samples of food and drink. Typically 700-800 people come to eat, drink and be charitable. Several local non-profit organizations benefit including the Middlesex County College Foundation. It is a very popular community-wide eating frenzy event where fine dining eateries showcase their culinary skills to satisfy our taste buds anticipating people will dine at their local establishments. All ticket purchasers receive a 15% discount dining card to participating eateries.
The Edison Chamber of Commerce is pleased to fulfill our social responsibility to help raise funds for several local non-profit organizations, provide the marketing opportunity for local restaurants and help stimulate the local economy.
This year the March 18th event provided six local non-profit organizations the opportunity to raise funds for their own cause by selling tickets. C.A.R.E. generated funds with the 50/50 raffle. Salvation Army Corp/New Brunswick was overwhelmed with the quality, quantity and variety of donated leftover food. 200 pounds of non perishable foods were donated to the Hands for Hope pantry. Twenty-two restaurants participated in the 6-month discount dining card. Event pictures can be viewed Here!
Thank You, Participating 2013 Establishments: Akbar Restaurant, Aunt Carol’s Country Kitchen, Bahama Breeze Island Grill, Bonefish Grill, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Christie’s Steakhouse/Crowne Plaza Edison, Civile E Tornato, Climax Brewing, CMSC Spirits Groups, Coffee Distributing Corp, Colavita Olive Oil, Delta’s Restaurant, Dominic’s Restaurant, Due Mari, Edible Arrangements, Edison Job Corps, Empire Asian Fusion, Exotic Tastes, Fox and Hound, Great American Grill/Hilton Garden Inn, Greater Living Foods, Houlihan’s, J.J. Bitting Brewing, Joe’s Crab Shack, Just Restaurant, Kona Grill, La BonBonniere Bake Shoppe, La Tavola Cucina, Lola Latin Bistro, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Main Street Trattoria, McLoone’s Woodbridge Grill, Novita Bistro & Lounge, OLIO/Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Paella Party, Penang Malaysian & Thai Cuisine, Pines Manor, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Rainforest Cafe, Raritan Bakery, Real Jamaican Jerk An Ting, Ristorante Veniza, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Sam’s Club, ShorePoint Dist Co, Sigiri, Skylark Fine Diner & Lounge, Symphony Importers – Zyr Vodka, Tazi’s Cafe, The Barge Restaurant, The Coffee House, Thumbs Up, Wegman’s…
Thank You, 2013 Sponsorships: Ideal Media, Pines Manor, Bayshore Recycling Corp, NJ.com, ColaVita, Columbia Bank, GEICO Local Office in Edison, Automatic Rolls of New Jersey, Devine’s Pharmacy and Post Office, Provident Bank, PSE&G, Vito Mazza Salon & Spa, Wegman’s
Sonny Soemarsono, Pines Manor, has been recognized as a leader, mentor, and for his creativity. He has won several competitions including Community Resource’s First Annual Pasta Bowl Festival, International Hotel Management Restaurant Show, American Culinary Fedearations and People’s Choice Award at the Celebrity Gourmet Gala for the March of Dimes. Sonny is well known for developing menus and lunches for celebrities, and designing and carving and winning awards for ice sculptures. Sonny Soemarsono graduated from the Hotel and Tourism Institute of Trisakti Jakarta, Indonesia in 1977 followed by the French Culinary Institute in New York City in 1988. Shortly after graduating, Sonny held a position as an Executive Chef at Ramayana Indonesian Restaurant, and then went on to become Sous Chef and Chef de Cuisine at Prince Street Bar & Restaurant in Soho, NY. From there Sonny further developed his career in prestigious restaurants and hotels which included The Rainbow Room as Sous Chef and Lead Garde Manger, while holding a position as Chef Tournant at New York Palace Hotel. He was also Chef de Partie-Sous at the Five Star, Five Diamond, St. Regis Hotel until 2001. Soon after, he went onto becoming an Executive Chef at Nicotra Ballroom, Lorenzo’s Bar Restaurant and Cabaret at the Hilton Garden Inn in New York until 2012. Other Chefs