Get ready to see world class chefs, learn new skills, taste new delicacies and long-forgotten cocktails. APPETITE: A Gastronomic Experience™ at the Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, features four days of unique culinary events and appearances by celebrity chefs. Evening events include Food Network luminaries: Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten on September 5; Anne Burrell on September 6, and Joe Bastianich with local restaurateur Victor Rallo on September 7.
Daytime events feature the Taste & Talk™ Tent:
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. - Count Basie’s Food Truck Court and Patio. Saturday morning on the Patio, treat yourself to a make-your-own-style Bloody Mary Breakfast Buffet and choose from some of the wildest ingredients imaginable. Rock with live music, craft beers and drink specials all day. The Food Truck Court will feature the best food trucks in the tri-state area.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. On the Patio, savor beer tastings while rockin’ to the vibes of Brian Kirk and the Jirks. In the afternoon, sample cocktails created by women, wines for the old world and new world and pre-prohibition cocktails. Learn about Italian cuisine and enjoy the Taste of Italy Wine Tour with Kobrand’s top wine producers direct from Italy.
Both days will be filled with epicurean and entertaining events including wine pairings, scotch & bourbon tastings, classic mixology demonstrations and lessons, plus food-themed films on Count Basie’s big screen. Learn about the hottest new trends in gastronomy, restaurants, coffee, wine, and craft beer from top culinary professionals.
For detailed information and tickets to main stage chef events, call 732-842-9000 or visit Count Basie Theatre and click Appetite on the homepage. Tickets for daytime events on Saturday and Sunday are $10 and $20 per person with an additional $5 per special tasting sessions and may be purchased in advance at the box office or in person on each day at the entrance gates. Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, New Jersey.
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