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Newark arts alliance presents “The Art of Dessert 2016”

Feb 04, 2016 04:49PM ● By Steven Hoffman

The Newark Arts Alliance is presenting the annual dessert bash, “The Art of Dessert,” on Friday, Feb. 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event is a celebration of the culinary arts with a variety of desserts from 15 popular Newark restaurants. Guests will enjoy all-they-can-eat specialty creations prepared by local chefs and then vote for their favorites. Admission is $15 per person, which includes free soft drinks and coffee, plus a cash bar. Tickets can be purchased in advance from and at the door at the Newark Arts Alliance. All proceeds will support the Newark Arts Alliance’s exhibitions, programs, and classes.

During the party, everything in the Newark Arts Alliance’s Gallery Shop and Exhibition Gallery will be 10 percent off, perfect for Valentine’s Day shopping. This sale includes art in the February exhibition, “In Black and White,” juried by Peter Saenger and on view February 2 – 27. This exhibition offers art that is predominantly black, white, or black and white.

As guests leave, they will each receive a goody bag. This bag will contain discounts at many of the participating restaurants, nice for dining after the party, or another time.

The Art of Dessert 2016 features desserts from the following businesses:

• Ali Baba

• Arena’s Deli & Bar

• Blue Crab Grill

• Café 67

• Caffé Gelato

• Catherine Rooney’s

• Del Pez

• Grain Craft Bar & Kitchen

• Home Grown Café

• Klondike Kate’s

• Olé Tapas

• Olive Tree Café

• Santa Fe Mexican Grill

• Stone Balloon Ale House

• Taverna

“We have a mix of new and returning restaurants participating in The Art of Dessert, and all of us at the Newark Arts Alliance are grateful for their support,” said Executive Director Dennis Lawson. “Their enthusiasm is what makes this such a great party. We love spotlighting the artistry of our local chefs, and we appreciate their help in raising funds for our organization’s programs.”

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