FLRW Kickoff Event Raises $7500 for Fort Lee Public Schools Meal Program

Fort Lee’s Restaurant Week began with a kickoff event hosted at Ventanas at the Modern.  The night began with an introduction from celebrity chef David Burke and continued with presentations of different dishes created by chefs Josh Capon, Dale Talde, Antonio Dinis, and Ben Pollinger.  The night concluded with a Q & A panel with all chefs on stage to take questions from the audience.

Event guests enjoyed maple-glazed bacon, tuna tartare tacos, house-made burrata, mahi-mahi escabeche, miatake mushrooms, and herb-crusted colorado lamb chops – all with an individual twist from the talented chefs.

When chefs were asked by the audience what their favorite restaurants in Fort Lee were, Chef David Burke mentioned Baggios, Dong Bang Grill, and T-Swirl Crepe. Chef Josh Capon exclaimed his go to place is Aquarius Seafood.

Fort Lee’s Restaurant Week Kickoff Event was able to raise $7,500 for Fort Lee’s Public Schools Meal Program. The check was presented to Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Sharon Amato.

The remainder of the week included local restaurants opening their doors to the community. It gave residents and visitors an opportunity to taste exquisite flavors from a variety of cultures at appealing prices. Over 40 restaurants in Fort Lee’s Town Center offered unique menus or specials this year.

“We had such a great turnout from our residents participating in Restaurant Week in our Town Center. The feedback we have been getting has been outstanding. People absolutely love the culinary delights the restaurants present throughout this week and we are very excited to see what next year brings.”

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