Taste of Middlesex, Edison, NJ

Save the date: 18th Annual Taste of Middlesex will be on March 30, 2015

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Each year the Edison Chamber of Commerce and the Pines Manor proudly host the incredibly successful Taste of Middlesex. It was a very popular community-wide eating frenzy event where fine dining eateries showcased their culinary skills to satisfy our taste buds.  All ticket purchasers received a 90-day 15% discount dining card to participating eateries. This discount card cannot be combined with any other offers.

We filled the room with 40 food and 10 beverage participants! Over 575 people came to taste the scrumptious food samplings and sip fine wine, beer and spirits.

The Edison Chamber of Commerce is pleased to fulfill our social responsibility by helping several local non-profit organizations, including Middlesex County College Foundation, through this event.  Hands of Hope for the Community received the donated non-perishable food and Renovation House took home delicious and healthy leftover food for the residents.

This was a spectacular event!

Participating 2014 Establishments:


Akbar Restaurant; Bahama Breeze Island Grille; Bonefish Grill; Boom Boom Chicken; Chairman’s Grill & Lounge/Sheraton Edison; Christie’s Steakhouse/Crowne Plaza Edison; Colavita; Cookie Rush; Edible Arrangements; Edison Job Corps Academy Culinary Department;  Edison Police Department; Garden Grill & Bar at Hilton Garden Inn Edison; Harvest Specialty Catering; Hilton Woodbridge; Jacques Catering;  JFK Medical Center; Kona Grill; La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppe; Lola Latin Bistro; LouCas Restaurant; Maggiano’s Little Italy; Novita Bistro & Lounge; Olio/Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel; Paella Party, LLC; Panicos Restaurant; Penang Malaysian & Thai Cuisine; Pines Manor; Qdobo Mexican Grill; Rainforest Café; Raritan Bakery; Real Jamaican Jerk an’ Ting; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; Romano’s Macaroni Grill; Sam’s Club; Seasons 52 Fresh Grill; Skylark Fine Diner & Lounge; Surrender Café; The Barge Restaurant; Wegmans Woodbridge


Climax Brewing Co.; Devotion Vodka; Fox and Hound;  Gallo Wine Sales of NJ; Heaven Hill Distilleries; High Grade Beverage; Krave Spirits; Symphony Importers/ZyrVodka; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Wine Chateau

Event Sponsors:

Colavita USA;  Bayshore Recylcing Corp.; Columbia Bank; Geico-Edison Office; General Plumbing Supply; Wegmans Woodbridge; Ideal Media; Pines Manor; Automatic Rolls of NJ; Devine’s Pharmacy and Post Office

Featured Chefs

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.



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