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Restaurant Gala Offers ‘A Taste of Paradise’ in 2009

The ACCC Restaurant Gala will move to Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino for the 26th annual dining extravaganza Thursday, March 12, 2009. With the theme “A Taste of Paradise,” the 2009 Gala will feature an exotic, tropical atmosphere.

The annual black-tie event celebrates food by highlighting 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. Each year nearly 1,000 people attend the Gala, which also includes live music and an elegant dessert reception.

Restaurant Gala

“Bally’s is proud to serve as sponsor host for the 2009 Restaurant Gala, which again will feature fresh ideas, local legends and the greatest up-and-coming talent in Atlantic City,” said Joe Domenico, Bally’s senior vice president and general manager. “A strong tradition of culinary excellence makes Bally’s a uniquely fitting venue for this prestigious event.”

The event has raised nearly $2 million for scholarships since 1984. All Gala proceeds benefit student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at ACCC.

For more information on the 2009 Gala, call Sean Fischer at (609) 343-5674 or visit