Taste of Weehawken 2017, indulging in delicious eats for a great cause

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They’ve been pulling out all the culinary stops for the past 17 years and Tuesday night was no exception for the Annual Taste of Weehawken.

The sellout crowd came in droves to enjoy some of the best dishes from the 30 vendors from around Hudson County.

That included restaurants, caterers, bakeries and specialty food shops, all to benefit the  Weehawken Public Library and its programs.

Programs such as art exhibits, guest lectures and special events, and underwrites the cost of additional children’s programming and the acquisition of new technologies.

From Continental to Cuban, American, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Greek and Mexican, the area’s best restaurants and eateries were on hand: Acappella West, Ben & Jerry’s, Los Charritos, Chart House Restaurant, Del Frisco’s Grille, El Dorado Co, EE Brewers, Giannone Wines & Liquor Company, G.P.’s, Gladis Homemade Cakes, Halifax Restaurant, HAVEN Restaurant, Houlihan’s Weehawken, The Hudson Cakery, Jack Austin’s, Karma Kafe, Kathryn’s Confections, Lorraine’s Table, Luce’s Gluten Free Artisan Breads, Mitchell’s Fish Market Restaurant & Bar, Molos Restaurant, Pier 115 Bar & Grill, Porto Leggero, Robongi/Hudson Blue, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Shakin’ Juice bar Café, Son Cubano Restaurant-Bar, Strata Confections, Touch of Spice, El Unico de Elena, Waterside Restaurant and Catering, Weehawken High School Culinary and Pastry Arts Programs, and more.

Long-time vendors welcomed new vendors, showcasing regular to artisanal foods.

That modern-chic restaurant with a locally sourced New American menu and skyline views to die for — HAVEN’S Executive Chef, Ibrahim Sanz says the reason people love the spot is because they’re doing unique things, flavors that no one else dares to do.

“We’re very different and we’re always evolving,” Sanz says.

It’s the eighth or ninth year giving back for Lorraine’s Table and Chef Lorraine Wuillamey says it’s important to her to be there.

She offers a wide range of delicious truffles, cremes, dipped and other homemade chocolates, made with love by Kathryn Marlow.

Libraries are sacred places. Many of us have memories of happy hours spent in one so everyone was more than happy to come out to support Weehawken’s.

For more information on Taste of Weehawken, call the Weehawken Library at (201) 863-7823 
or Follow the Taste on Twitter @weehawkennj and check out the Taste on Facebook.

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