The 12th Annual EPICUREAN PALETTE, THE AREA’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS FOOD AND WINE EVENT Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 1-4pm
Hamilton, NJ (July 12, 2012) - Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Epicurean Palette, a celebration of the Art of Food to benefit the park, taking place on September 30, 2012 from 1-4 pm. Deliciously woven throughout the beautifully landscaped sculpture park, this crowd pleasing event is renowned for featuring more than 20 of the finest area chefs and the extraordinary culinary offerings they prepare as well as a robust selection of great wines, craft beers, and exclusive spirits from regional purveyors. Nearly 1,000 guests enjoy this sell-out event each year. New this year is a decadent twist as GFS introduces artisan chocolate by our region’s finest chocolatiers.
Against the magical backdrop of the lush 42-acre arboretum with its 270 contemporary sculptures, the Epicurean Palette is a feast for all the senses and helps GFS sustain the magic year-round. The event also includes a tantalizing silent auction of art, vacation packages, one-of- kind jewelry and more. Patrons can opt for the VIP package to gain easy parking, early entrance, champagne and an exclusive tour of founder and sculptor Seward Johnson’s private studio. Area businesses eager to associate their name with this high profile event can still purchase sponsorships. All proceeds support the outstanding exhibitions, educational programs, and visitor experience that GFS offers to more than 150,000 visitors annually.
Tickets go on sale July 13th and can be purchased on line at www.epicureanpalette.org or by phone at 609.586.0616 x. 242. Epicurean Palette sells out fast.
Grounds For Sculpture, located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York), is a forty-two acre sculpture garden and arboretum on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Founded by Seward Johnson to promote an understanding and appreciation of contemporary sculpture, the park has been enchanting visitors since 1992. Grounds For Sculpture features more than 270 contemporary sculptures, and four museum galleries with rotating exhibits. In addition, the park offers workshops for children and adults, concerts, performances, fairs, shopping and fine dining at the Zagat’s-rated Rat’s Restaurant. Visit www.groundsforsculpture.org for more information. Park hours are 10am to 6pm, Sundays, and Tuesday through Thursday. Open until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, June 1st through Labor Day weekend. Entry gates will close at 9pm on those days. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students; children 5 and under are free. Admission Fridays and Saturdays, June 1st through Labor Day, is $6 after 6pm.