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Sink Your Sweet Tooth Into Paterson Restaurant Festival

Original and marble cheesecake from Marc's Cheesecake, coming to the Paterson Restaurant Festival. Photo Credit: Marc's Cheesecake
From left Neia Coelho, Miguel Castro, Marcelo de Carvalho and Bethania Goncalves brought the fare of Solar do Minho to last year's Taste of Essex. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bethania Goncalves
Marcelo de Carvalho prepares presunto and other offerings from Solar do Minho at last year's Taste of Essex. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bethania Goncalves
John DeRobertis will bring cannoli and other assorted Italian pastries and cookies from DeRoLicious Delights. Photo Credit: Courtesy of John DeRobertis

PATERSON, N.J. – Come sample the cuisine of regional restaurants Monday evening at Paterson's historic landmark The Brownstone, with the return of the Savor Food & Wine Festival.

"North Jersey's original walk-around tasting event" will feature unlimited samples from top area restaurants, including entrees, desserts, and wines, spirits and craft beer.

The event, presented by the North Jersey Chamber of Commerce, will also include raffles and live entertainment by Michael Roselli. 

John DeRobertis said his bakery – DeRolicious Delights, a fifth-generation affair in Clifton – will be bringing cannoli and a mix of Italian cookies and butter cookies. 

That's the plan so far. They may bring even more. 

Another restaurant that will be showing off its eats is Solar do Minho, a Portuguese restaurant in Belleville. 

Owner Bethania Goncalves thought their plan included presunto, a traditional dry-cured ham; choriço, a roasted Portuguese sausage; and shrimp in garlic sauce.

"Everyone is invited, so enjoy a night out at this ultra-popular annual festival with your significant other, friends, family and work colleagues," organizers note. "Discover new restaurants in your area or your perhaps new favorite drink."

Other local restaurants and shops will include Fairfield's Antik Greek Kitchen, Wyckoff's Blue Moon Mexican Cafe, Marc's Cheesecake of Glen Rock, Fairfield's Jersey Spirits Distilling Company and Mother's Ale House of Wayne.

Click here for a fuller list of vendors.

Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. You can buy tickets online, here.  There is also an online group special of $35 apiece when you buy five or more tickets. 

You can also call to buy tickets – 973-470-9300.

Cocktail hour will be from 5-6 p.m., followed by the festival, from 6-8:30. "Neat attire" is recommended. 

The Brownstone is located at 351 W. Broadway, and it has ample parking. 

TD Bank and Yelp are primary event sponsors. Other major sponsors are Designable Web, Investors Bank, Kearny Bank, M&T Bank and PSEG.

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