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Tickets Available Online for 24th Annual Restaurant Gala

December 13, 2006

Tickets are now on sale for the area's premier black-tie fundraising event that this year invites patrons to "taste the thrill" of nearly 40 of the area's best restaurants.

 The 24th Annual Press of Atlantic City Restaurant Gala: Live and Let's Dine is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The annual event, with its James Bond-inspired theme, also includes music, dancing and a dessert extravaganza. The Gala raises scholarship money for students at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College.

The event, which is presented by Commerce Bank, has raised more than $1.4 million for scholarships since 1984, including a record-breaking $223,000 at the sold-out 2006 event.

Also at this year's Restaurant Gala, the Honorable John J. Schultz and Gary L. Hill will be honored for their philanthropic efforts and community work in the South Jersey area and the Atlantic City hospitality industry.

Beginning with a sumptuous cocktail, raw bar, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres reception prepared and served by ACA students at 6:30 p.m., the evening will progress to a dining extravaganza at 8 p.m. Live music by the Melanie Rice Orchestra and an elegant dessert reception, headed by Master Pastry Chef Eugen Ess, will complete the night's events.

Tickets to the Gala cost $190 per person and can be ordered online at or by calling (609) 343-5674.