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29th Annual Restaurant Gala Features Cape May County Restaurants and Ocean City Pops

March 9, 2012

The Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala’s 29th annual dining extravaganza will feature original dishes from more than 50 of the region’s best restaurants at the March 22 event, including several Cape May County favorites: the Deauville Inn in Strathmere, The Ebbitt Room and the Washington Inn in Cape May, and the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor.

The Ocean City Pops orchestra will provide entertainment during the Gala cocktail reception, which features thousands of sumptuous hors d’oeuvres prepared by Academy of Culinary Arts students. The Pops have entertained Restaurant Gala guests since 2009 and the Ocean City community for more than a century.

With the theme “Dine Like Royalty,” the 2012 Gala will feature upscale décor, trumpeters and delectable dishes and desserts at the award-winning event at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. An elegant dessert reception, headed by Master Pastry Chef Eugen Ess of Trump Taj Mahal, will complete the night’s events.

The Gala has raised more than $2.5 million since 1984 for scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations. Tickets to the Gala are $200 per person. For more information about the Gala, visit or contact Lauren Canzanese at (609) 463-4672 or