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Phone: 732-842-9000
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701

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APPETITE™ IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT

FEATURING CELEBRITY CHEFS PLUS GOURMET FOOD + WINE PAIRINGS • INTERNATIONAL KITCHEN DEMOS • EPICUREAN INSTRUCTION • NJ’S TOP CULINARY SHOPS + VENDORS • CRAFT + ARTISAN BEERS • FOOD TRUCK ROW • LIVE MUSIC AND MORE!

 

ANDREW ZIMMERN
August 1, 2014, 8PM
Tickets: $99*, $49, $39, $29
*A limited number of $99 VIP Meet & Greet tickets are available. 

Andrew Zimmern is a James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer and teacher, who is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the creator, host and co-executive producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World, and his new series, Bizarre Foods America, he travels the globe, exploring food in its own terroir. From world class restaurants to street carts and jungle markets, it’s all about discovering and sharing the authentic experience as a way to interpret the way we live our lives so we can make better choices for our future.

In May 2013, Zimmern won the prestigious James Beard Award for “Best Television Personality/Host” for the second time. This is in addition to his 2012 win for “Best Television Program On Location.” His MSN.com web-series, Toyota’s Appetite for Life, received an Effie in 2010. Bizarre Foods also took home two CableFax awards in 2009, one for “Best Television Program: Food,” another for “Best Online Extras” for Zimmern’s Travel Channel web-series, Bizarre Foods in the Kitchen. Zimmern’s podcast, Go Fork Yourself with Andrew Zimmern and Molly Mogren, won the Stitcher Award for Best Food/Cooking Podcast in 2012.

 
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS
August 2, 2014, 7PM
Tickets $165*, $89, $69, $49, $39
*A limited number of $165 VIP Meet & Greet tickets are available.
Emmy Award winning personality Giada De Laurentiis has become a household name. With an impressive background of culinary training and a unique, personable charm, she is a globally revered celebrity chef who continues to prove her skill and accessibility not only with her expanding presence beyond the Food Network, but also with the great success of her cookbooks, brand alliances, newly launched food products and recurring role on the “Today Show.”
 
Giada's career start on the Food Network began in 2002 when she was discovered by a network executive upon reading an article about her and the De Laurentiis family in FOOD & WINE magazine. Since then, Giada has earned an Emmy for Outstanding Lifestyle Host and has become one of Food Network's most recognizable faces.
 
Her cookbooks, including “Everyday Italian,” “Giada’s Family Dinners” and “Giada’s Kitchen,” have topped the New York Times best-seller list and sold millions of copies worldwide. Her latest book, “Giada’s Feel Good Food,” was released last November.
 
 
SATURDAY WINE & DINE
August 2, 2014, 12PM-5PM
Tickets $10
Saturday day time events include:
• GOURMET FOOD + WINE PAIRINGS 
• INTERNATIONAL KITCHEN DEMOS 
• EPICUREAN INSTRUCTION
• NEW JERSEY’S TOP CULINARY SHOPS + VENDORS
• FOOD TRUCK ROW
• LIVE MUSIC AND MORE!
 
 
 
SUNDAY BLUES & BREWS
August 3, 2014, 12PM-5PM
Tickets $10
Sunday day time events include:
• CRAFT + ARTISAN BEERS 
• INTERNATIONAL KITCHEN DEMOS 
• EPICUREAN INSTRUCTION
• NEW JERSEY’S TOP CULINARY SHOPS + VENDORS
• FOOD TRUCK ROW
• LIVE MUSIC AND MORE!
 
 
 
 

 El Lechon de Negron is a family owned business specializing in Puerto Rican Pig Roast and Cuisine. Delicious Homemade Boriqua Food!

 The Freezy Freeze Food truck makes creamy delicious ice cream to order in seconds using the power of…LIQUID NITROGEN! They have a wide variety of toppings and flavors to choose from. Plus cold brewed iced coffee, fresh squeezed lemonade and refreshing iced teas.

Johnny’s Pork-Roll and Coffee truck was born to do one thing… Bring the masses a great Pork-Roll sandwich and a killer cup of fresh roasted coffee…

Rollin Bistro is owned and operated by Laercio M. Chamon, Jr., an area chef of Brazilian descent who opened Rollin’ several years ago to specialize in everything from food truck fare, casual and fine dining to BBQ pig roasts and beyond.

 
 
 

Pizza Vita's Pizza Truck was inspired by the traditional pizzerias of Naples, Italy. The truck has an imported Italian wood fired oven and strictly uses ingredients in accordance with the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association.

Tony's Italian Sausage is New Jersey's Premier Special Event Food Concession Company.  Since 1946, demanding event producers have trusted us to safely and efficiently deliver the highest quality food in a manner that consistently exceeds expectations.
Chef Jimmy Vena uses premium Bacon as his primary protein source for Bacon On Wheels' savory and sweet cured pork belly menu.
(SUNDAY ONLY)
 


 
 
12:00 PM: Basie Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar
Start your day right with the infamous Basie Bloody Mary Bar, featuring over 20 garnishes to create your own unique concoction.

12:45 PM: The Perfect Pairing – Wine Meets Chocolate

Wanderlust Wining author and wine journalist / adventurer Stefani Jackenthal presents a strategic selection of wines and dark chocolates while teaching enthusiasts the art of tasting both or on their own. Sinfully delicious!

12:45 PM: Got The Mozz

The legendary gourmet purveyors at Little Silver’s Sickles Market give cheese heads the tools they need on making their own mozzarella cheese.

12:45 PM: What’s Brewing in the Cellar?
The words mild and nuanced go out the window when it comes to aged cheeses. Appetite™-ers will taste the bold flavors and distinctive textures that come with aged cheeses, while beer and cheese expert Olivia Haver reveals the secrets of pairing beer to make balanced, flavorful combinations.

2:15 PM: De Medici Imports Olive Oil Tasting
De Medici Imports brought the first Tuscan extra virgin olive oil to be marketed nationally in the US. Join these pioneers for a sampling session of some of the world’s finest olive oils. (Carlton Lounge)

2:15 PM: Demonstration / Q&A with the chefs behind Red Bank’s PAZZO.

2:15 PM: Demonstration / Q&A with Chef Chris Mariani of Red Bank’s Buona Sera.

3:45 PM: Appetite™ World Cup of Wine: USA vs. France
Swirl, sniff & sip the same varietals from California and France, while learning (and tasting) their similarities and differences. A selection of white and red wines will be poured and paired with cheeses.

3:45 PM: Demonstration / Q&A with the chefs behind Rumson’s Fromagerie.

3:45 PM: Gluten-Free Gourmet
The gluten-free folks at It’s My Momma’s in Asbury Park will demonstrate how to eat gluten-free without sacrificing your favorites or taste.

3:45 PM: Cocktail Demonstration with Red Restaurant's Kim Masi
Mixologist, Kim Masi demonstrates how to make some of Red Restaurant's signature cocktails and serves up a sampling of her favorite concoctions.

5:15 PM: Beer & Cheese in America
Europe may come to mind when thinking of delicious, hand crafted cheeses and beer, but America is on the forefront of a burgeoning artisan food movement that rivals foreign production and is unencumbered by tradition. Cheesemonger Olivia Haver will discuss how to pair beer and cheese, style profiles, and the innovation taking place right here on our soil.

5:15 PM: Kitchen Hacks
Osteria Morini (New York) sous chef Steve McCall reveals the tricks of the trade – the simple ingredients, the special tactics and all the magic involved in creating restaurant-quality dishes in your own home.

5:15: Paleo-riffic
Join the folks from Avon-By-The-Sea’s Cavé, A Paleo Eatery, for a hands-on demonstration and Q&A of everything you need to know about living the paleo diet lifestyle.



 
 
1PM
Ardvark Smile is a 6-piece band made up of teenagers from Monmouth County. They perform covers and originals and won the Rock to the Top Band Competition at the Stone Pony out of 100 bands that participated.
 3PM
After The Reign is a six piece American country music group consisting of Willie Kelly (Lead Vocals), John Strevens (Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Dave Burlett (Bass Guitar, Vocals), Bob Grado (Steel Guitar), Clay Perlman (Lead/Rhythm Guitar), and Greg Annunziata (Drums).

 
 
12:00 PM - Basie Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar
Start your day right with the infamous Basie Bloody Mary Bar, featuring over 20 garnishes to create your own unique concoction.

12:45 PM - Appetite™ World Cup of Wine: The Europass
Swirl, sniff & sip a selection of wines from Italy, Spain, France and beyond, while learning (and tasting) each of their regional nuances. A selection of white, rose’ and red wines will be poured and paired with European cheeses.

12:45 PM - Chili Peppers - So Misunderstood
Bill Devine is passionate about peppers! Owner and Chief Farming Officer of Rosetta’s Farm Spices, where peppers are grown, hand-picked, smoked and then blended to produce artisanal chili seasonings, he is a spokesperson for health benefits of the mysterious chili. Bill will explore several informative aspects of chili peppers, which include historical background, identifying your chili taste zone, health benefits of chili peppers and more.

12:45 PM: Kitchen Hacks
Osteria Morini (New York) sous chef Steve McCall reveals the tricks of the trade – the simple ingredients, the special tactics and all the magic involved in creating restaurant-quality dishes in your own home.

2:15 PM: De Medici Imports Balsamic Vinegar Tasting

The delicious and sweet reduction of cooked white Trebbiano grape juice is known the world over as Balsamic vinegar.  Join the fine food purveyors at De Medici for a sampling session of some of this sweet liquid gold.

2:15 PM - What’s Brewing in the Cellar?
The words mild and nuanced go out the window when it comes to aged cheeses. Appetite™-ers will taste the bold flavors and distinctive textures that come with aged cheeses, while beer and cheese expert Olivia Haver reveals the secrets of pairing beer to make balanced, flavorful combinations.

2:15 PM - Cool Summer Soups
Danny Murphy of Red Bank’s legendary Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar gives out hot tips on cold soups. A perfect way to chill out for summer.

3:45 PM - Appetite™ World Cup of Wine: Down Under
Get intimate with wines from the Southern Hemisphere. A selection of white and red wines from Argentina, Australia and New Zealand will be paired with cheese.

3:45 PM – Porkrollpalooza
Whether you call it pork roll or Taylor Ham is irrelevant – it’s delicious, it’s New Jersey, and this is your chance to see John Yarusi, owner of Johnny’s Pork Roll Truck, prepare it in ways you could have never imagined.

3:45 PM - Butcher Basics and Beyond
Award-winning butcher Stew Goldstein of Monmouth Meats demonstrates the secrets of his trademark Marco Roast, plus gives a lesson on how to debone a leg of lamb for a roast. And yes – there will be plenty of samples for all!

5:15 PM - Beer & Cheese in America
Europe may come to mind when thinking of delicious, hand crafted cheeses and beer, but America is on the forefront of a burgeoning artisan food movement that rivals foreign production and is unencumbered by tradition. Cheesemonger Olivia Haver will discuss how to pair beer and cheese, style profiles, and the innovation taking place right here on our soil.

5:15 – Demonstration / Q&A with the chefs behind Red Bank’s PAZZO.

5:15 PM - Art of the Party
Fancy the idea of hosting a dinner party but have no idea where to start? Join Paige Van Gombos of Red Bank’s Gilded Lily Events in a demonstration and Q&A on decorating, party planning and creative cooking.




       


 
 
 
 
1PM
The Jukebox Criminals specialize in covering virtually any song from the 60's to the present. They are NJ locals Corey, Ryan, Jack, Sean and Ryan.
3PM
No secret among everyone in the Jersey shore music scene The Billy Walton Band’s sound is a combination of hard blues reminiscent of Hendrix, Clapton and Vaughn mixed with a healthy dose of Warren Hayes and Derrick Trucks.

5PM
The Chuck Lambert Band is a powerhouse blues band. Drawing upon the influences of many Blues genres, such as Chicago and Texas-style blues and Kansas City jump, they also inject an original perspective into their performances.

 
 
 
 
 
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