Contact:  Kelly Vence
Public Information Office
ELIZABETH, NJ, October 18, 2016— On Monday, October 17th, the much anticipated Elizabeth Rotary Club’s 10th Annual Taste of Elizabeth was held. The Rotary Club, which was established 99 years ago, hosted their food tasting extravaganza this year at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel. 
“Autumn marks one of the busiest seasons in Elizabeth, which also means one of my favorite events …the Taste of Elizabeth,” said Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. “This event was the perfect opportunity to discover new restaurants as well as experience the diverse offerings in our City.”
Held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., this dining experience attracted more than three hundred guests and featured an array of delicious dishes from over forty restaurants in and around Elizabeth. During the event, guests were also able to participate in a 50/50 raffle and a Tricky Tray auction. Funds raised from the “Taste of Elizabeth X” will enable the continuation of providing financial grants to local non-profit agencies as well as college scholarships through the Albert & Louise Davis Scholarship Fund of the Rotary Club of Elizabeth, Inc.
“At ten years in, the Taste of Elizabeth is stronger than ever,” said Doug Harris, Chairman of the Taste of Elizabeth and VP/Marketing at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.  “We like to think of it as a win, win, win; the restaurants win by showcasing their delicacies to a large crowd; our guests win with a fantastic assortment of great food and drink, and the community wins through the cash donations that the Rotary makes to worthy non-profits in the area.”
The Rotary Club of Elizabeth also announced that they will be celebrating their rich history at an upcoming 100th Anniversary on April 21, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel. Founded in 1917, The Rotary Club of Elizabeth is comprised of more than 40 business and professional leaders, who work locally to further the ideals of Rotary International, a world-wide service organization. Rotary International’s one million members provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build good will and peace.
Participating restaurants and vendors included: Alvarez Café, Bayway Liquors, Beach Haus Beer, CATB Liquor Imports, Charles Jacquin Cie, Inc.,  Come Grow With Us Gardens, Don Felix Bar & Restaurant, Enoteca Ursinso, Barcode, Thomas A. Edison Academy Culinary Arts School,  Eli’s Pizza Pasta, Elizabeth High School Interact Club Sorbet Table, Gallo Wine Sales of NJ, Garcia’s Liquor Depot, Garden Restaurant, Ipanema Restaurant, Leno’s Bar & Grill, Liberty Hall Museum, Nicastro Gourmet Sauces,  Noodlefan, Parador Rojo, Pied Piper Liquors, Pinho Bakery, Purity Vodka, Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, Senor Sangria, ShopRite of Clark, Tequila Bistro, Trinitas Regional Medical Center,  Tropicana Diner & Bakery, Tumi International Restaurant, Urban Griddle and Valenca Restaurant.
If you would like more information about the Rotary Club, please visit www.ElizabethRotary.org or to learn about more events happening in Elizabeth, please visit www.elizabethnj.org.