The Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, the region’s premier formal fundraising event, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 14. Since 1984, the Gala has raised nearly $3 million for scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts, to support educational endeavors at Atlantic Cape Community College and to help underwrite Foundation operations.
The dining extravaganza will feature original dishes from more than 50 of the region’s best restaurants, and desserts from a variety of restaurants at Bally’s Hotel and Casino. Hors d’oeuvres will be prepared by students at the Academy of Culinary Arts, and the house specialties by about 50 area restaurants will be followed by an elegant dessert reception co-headed by master pastry chef Eugen Ess of Trump Taj Mahal, and executive pastry chef Deb Pellegrino of Caesars Entertainment.
Live music will be provided by the Sensational Soul Cruisers (pictured below), the FM Band, the Ocean City Pops and Lenny Mitchell.
Participating restaurants include American Cut at Revel, Annata Wine Bar, Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, Atlantic Grill at Caesars, Amada at Revel, Azure by Allegretti at Revel, Buddakan Atlantic City, Cacia’s Bakery, Chart House, Distrito, Girasole Ristorante & Lounge, Golden Nugget, Grotto, Harry’s Oyster Bar and Seafood at Bally’s, House of Blues, Il Mulino, Kelsey’s, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine, Lugo Cucina e Vino at Revel, Luke Palladino at Harrah’s, Mama Mia’s Ristorante & Catering, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Mia at Caesars, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Mussel Bar at Revel, Nanking Asian Fusion at Bally’s, Nero’s Tuscan Steakhouse at Caesars and Ram’s Head Inn.
Also featured will be Renault Winery, Resorts Hotel & Casino, Robert’s Steakhouse, Sammy D’s at Harrah’s, Scannicchio’s, Scarduzio’s at Showboat, Sheraton, Sofia, Steve & Cookie’s by the Bay, The Continental, The Ebbitt Room, The Palm, The Reserve at Bally’s, Revel Entertainment, The Smithville Inn, The Steakhouse at Harrah’s, The Tap Room Bar and Grill at Atlantic City Country Club, Tropicana Casino Resort, Vic and Anthony’s Steakhouse, Village Whiskey at Revel, Washington Inn and Yacht Club of Stone Harbor
Tickets to the Gala are $225 per person. For more information go to atlantic.edu/gala, call Carrie Leahy at (609) 463-4672 or e-mail email@example.com.