Atlantic City Restaurant Week preview party offers a tease of what's to come (SLIDESHOW)

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Sergio Soste of Gallagher’s inside Resorts Casino is more than tempting with his specially prepared pork tenderloin at the Atlantic City restaurant week preview party at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield Wednesday, Feb. 26.  Sergio Soste of Gallagher’s inside Resorts Casino is more than tempting with his specially prepared pork tenderloin at the Atlantic City restaurant week preview party at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield Wednesday, Feb. 26.

NORTHFIELD – Several hundred guests at the Atlantic City Country Club had a chance to tease their taste buds at a preview party Wednesday, Feb. 26 for the sixth annual Atlantic City Restaurant Week Sunday through Saturday, March 2-8.

The preview party gives attendees a chance to sample offerings from restaurants participating in the event and map out plans for where they might like to have lunch or dinner. 

Fourteen eateries came together at the storied country club to provide a taste of their specialty dishes. The event, put together by the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority Division of the Casino Redevelopment Authority, benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch, The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families and the scholarship fund of the ACCVA Foundation.

It was a chance for restaurant chefs and students from the Atlantic Cape Community College Academy of Culinary Arts to show off their cooking prowess. The ACA table, which was sampling roasted pork loin over mashed sweet potatoes drizzled with a red wine demi-glaze, had a line forming as guest entered the room.

If those whose taste buds had a hankering for something from south of the border, Dos Caminos in Harrah’s Casino served up mini tacos al Pastore loaded with flavorful chicken and greens.

Fin, located in Tropicana, offered guests a taste of butter-rich lobster bisque. Cappricio in Resorts served up fileto di manzo – which is fork-mashed olive oil potatoes with green peppercorn sauce, Italian parsley, celery leaf, red pepper and onion – and crespelli al granchio, herb crepelle with crabmeat Treviso and Italian cheeses.

Sergio Sosta of Gallagher’s Steak House at Resorts doled out roasted pork tenderloin in a balsamic reduction, and Broadway Burger Bar in Tropicana gave comfort food a new twist with mini-martini glasses filled with braised short rib macaroni and cheese.

The Melting Pot had a sampling plate of pound cake, rice crispy treat, brownie and red velvet cake to dip into molten chocolate as well as cheese fondue.

The country club’s Sonny Frazier Trophy Room was made for the chocolate lover, with decadent chocolate desserts made by Deb Pellegrino, the pastry chef at Caesars.

Not confined to Atlantic City, restaurant week showcases more than 80 participating Atlantic County restaurants that will be offering a fixed-price dinner menu for $33.14, excluding beverage, tax and gratuity. Some venues are also offering a fixed-price lunch for $15.14.

Reservations are recommended for dinner.

For a list of restaurants, menus, hours and directions see www.acrestaurantweek.com/restaurants

Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority representatives Ellen Cohen, left, and Lee Karlock, both of Longport welcome the guests to the Atlantic City restaurant week preview party at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, Wednesday, Feb. 26. Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority representatives Ellen Cohen, left, and Lee Karlock, both of Longport welcome the guests to the Atlantic City restaurant week preview party at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, Wednesday, Feb. 26.   Capriccio server Santa Cruz of Pleasantville presents Linda Hodelin of Egg Harbor Township with their specialty – fileto di manzo, which is fork mashed olive oil potatoes with green peppercorn sauce, Italian parsley, celery leaf, red pepper and onion, and crespelli al granchio, herb crepelle with crabmeat Treviso and Italian cheeses at the restaurant week preview party at Atlantic City Country Club. Capriccio server Santa Cruz of Pleasantville presents Linda Hodelin of Egg Harbor Township with their specialty – fileto di manzo, which is fork mashed olive oil potatoes with green peppercorn sauce, Italian parsley, celery leaf, red pepper and onion, and crespelli al granchio, herb crepelle with crabmeat Treviso and Italian cheeses at the restaurant week preview party at Atlantic City Country Club.

 


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