The 11th annual Taste of Newark food festival will be held from noon-3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, on the lawn of the University of Delaware's Old College in Newark.

Sept. 28: Taste of Newark

11th annual Taste of Newark food festival to be held on lawn of Old College

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3 p.m., Aug. 5, 2014--The 11th annual Taste of Newark food festival will be held from noon-3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, on the lawn of the University of Delaware’s Old College in Newark.

Tickets are $50 each if purchased before the event or $70 at the door. Tickets are limited and it is expected they will sell out quickly.

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Taste of Newark guests can enjoy the culinary delights of nearly 50 Newark restaurants accompanied by the wares of the finest area wine distributors.

In addition, there will be celebrity cooking demonstrations and a “battle of the chefs” competition. Competing this year are Donny Merrill of Skipjack, Matt McKay of the Newark Country Club, and Ben MacGuiness and Robbie Jester of 16 Mile Taphouse, and their work be judged by a panel of local celebrity judges.

Also on hand will be guest chef Tom Hannum, owner of Buckley's Tavern and former executive chef at the Hotel du Pont who has trained at such restaurants as Le Bec Fin, with Georges Perrier, and the Ente Vom Lehel, with Hans Peter Wodarz, in the Hotel Nassauer Hof in Wiesbaden, Germany.

The event, organized by the Downtown Newark Partnership and the University of Delaware Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management, is co-chaired by Newark Mayor Polly Sierer and former mayor Vance Funk.

The rain location is Clayton Hall.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 302-368-2561 ext. 112, at the law offices of Vance Funk, 273 East Main Street, at the Newark Municipal Building, 220 South Main Street, or by visiting the event website.

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