About Appetite

Get ready to see world class chefs, learn new skills, taste new delicacies and long-forgotten cocktails. APPETITE: A Gastronomic Experience™ features a different Food Celebrity on the main stage each night.  The days will be filled with engaging events including wine pairings, scotch & bourbon tastings, cupcakery, classic mixology demonstrations and lessons, plus food themed films on our big screen.  Hear captivating talks from the most unique culinary perspectives on hot new trends in gastronomy, restaurants, coffee, wine, and craft beer, and participate in one-of-a-kind children’s activities.  Love the food truck wars? We’ve assembled the best food trucks in the tri-state area to create the Basie Patio “Food Truck Court” all for your culinary pleasure…you be the judge! Plus, food for your ears on the Basie Patio with a specially curated selection of live music.

Buy the entire package of events or sample the a la carte options, but don’t miss the experience of APPETITE™; the most unique food event in the State!

You’ll appreciate food even more than you do now!

Celebrity Chefs: TBA.

Taste & Talk™ Tent: will feature captivating talks and tastings from the most unique culinary perspectives on hot new trends in gastronomy from Carton Brewing, Rook Coffee Roasters, acclaimed author Michael Krondl, Jersey Artisan Distilling, plus an Iron-Chef style throw-down with the area’s best chef’s and Public Television’s Victor Rallo (Eat! Drink! Italy!).

Food Truck Court & Patio: On Saturday & Sunday the Food Truck Court will feature the best food trucks in the tri-state area and the Patio will be rockin’ with live music, craft beers, and drink specials all day. Join us Saturday morning for our Bloody Mary Breakfast featuring a make-your-own-style Bloody Mary Buffet, choose from some of the wildest ingredients you can imagine!