Sweet Saturday

Rebecca Nowalski
Attendees were able to sample many creations offered by the Culinary Education Center of Asbury during the second annual Chocolate & Wine Event held at Branches Catering in Long Branch on January 30. Shown here is the school's homemade chocolate peppermint bark.

Photos by Rebecca Nowalski


Close to 1,000 people attended a Chocolate and Wine event sponsored by Greater Media Newspapers at Branches, 123 Monmouth Road in West Long Branch last weekend. Craftsmen, chocolatiers, wine purveyors, jewelry makers and many others offered their wares at the second annual event. Winners included: the Best Bite award went to Nothing Bundt Cakes of Shrewsbury;  the Best Display award went to The Caramel Shop located in Ocean; and the Best Artisan award went to Neckspressions, a traveling artisan.