Friday, October 22, 2010

Visiting Nurses Association Brings Us A Taste of the Hills

Enjoy a unique and entertaining dining experience at A Taste of the Hills on Sunday, November 7th, 2010 from 6:00-9:00pm at Fair Winds at Basking Ridge Country Club. Hosted by the Friends of the Adult Day Center of the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, this year’s benefit honors the Rotary Club of Bernardsville for their years of support and commitment to the organization.

Over 35 restaurants, caterers and bakeries will offer a delicious array of soup, hors d’oeuvre, salad, entree, dessert, coffee and wine tastings from a variety of local and global cuisines. For reservations, please RSVP the event chair at 908-236-6632. Tickets are $75 per person in advance and $85 at the door. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.

“Now our 13th ‘Taste,’ this event is a much anticipated and major annual fundraiser for the VNA Adult Day Center. Many vendors, such as The Growth Catering Family, The Bernards and Old Mill Inns and Gary’s Wine and Marketplace have supported us for years. Others like Aoyama in Mendham and Martinsville, Wegmans in Bridgewater and Sublime in Gladstone join for the first time,” said Susan Lichtenberger of Mendham, event co-chair and VNA of Somerset Hills Board of Trustees member.

Restaurant owners, including Francois Rousseau of Due Terre Enoteca in Bernardsville, also find the evening rewarding. “We love to be able to give back to local nonprofit organizations. It’s nice to see people relaxing, enjoying themselves and having a good time at this lovely event. “

Recent exhibitors include Alba Vineyard, A la Carte, Bamboo Grill, Black Horse Tavern & Pub, Cafe India, China Palace, CocoLuxe, Country Picnic, Due Terre Enoteca, Edible Arrangements, Equus Tavern, Fair Winds Catering, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, Gourmet Touch Bakery, Green Mountain Coffee, Illy Caffe, KC’s, Le Petit Chateau, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Meadow Wood Manor, Nagano, New Gladstone Market, Oayama, Olde Mill Inn/Grain House, Ome Catering, Ross & Owren, Sublime, Taste of Crete, The Bernards Inn, The Famished Frog, The Pluckemin Inn, The Store, Tsuru, Vine and Willie’s Tavern.

The Adult Day Center of the VNA of Somerset Hills in Basking Ridge provides a caring and welcoming environment of customized supervision and socialization for the frail elderly or chronically disabled adult who would otherwise have to stay unsafely home alone or be prematurely placed in a long term care facility.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills and its subsidiaries provide individuals and families with comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective home and community healthcare services, regardless of ability to pay, using partnerships where appropriate. It is a charitable, tax-exempt home health agency and hospice certified by Medicare, accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program and licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. For more information, visit our website at