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Buy Tickets Now for April 3 Restaurant Gala

January 14, 2008

Tickets are now on sale for the 25th Anniversary Press of Atlantic City Restaurant Gala. Reflections: The Gala Turns 25 is scheduled for Thursday, April 3, at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

The annual black-tie event celebrates food by featuring hors d'oeuvres prepared by students at the Academy of Culinary Arts and showcasing the specialties of 40 of the area's best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. More than 1,000 community leaders, business people, casino executives and food lovers attended the sold-out 2007 charity event. Live music by the Melanie Rice Orchestra and an elegant dessert reception, headed by Master Pastry Chef Eugen Ess of Trump Taj Mahal, will complete the night's events. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win Tiffany jewelry through the Tiffany & Co. Keys for a Cause promotion.

The event, which is presented by Commerce Bank, has raised more than $1.6 million for scholarships since 1984, including a record-breaking $240,000 at the 2007 Restaurant Gala. Gala proceeds benefit student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College.

In addition to food and entertainment, the winning tickets of the Press of Atlantic City Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle will be drawn at the April 3 event. Prizes include up to $15,000 first prize, $7,500 second prize and $2,500 third prize. Proceeds benefit student scholarships at ACCC. Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold at $100 each. Winning dollar amounts are based on all 500 tickets being sold. Winners need not be present to win.

Raffle tickets ant tickets to the Gala, which are $200 per person, can be ordered by calling (609) 343-5674 or online at