The Montclair Food & Wine Festival Speakeasy

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SpeakeasyMontclair Food & Wine Festival and Amanti Vino present The Speakeasy – a clandestine affair set in the grandeur of THE WELLMONT THEATER on Saturday January 28.

Reminiscent of the Prohibition Era, the evening will intertwine illicit libations coordinated by Amanti Vino, fine culinary bites from over twenty area restaurants, and the sultry sound of Trent Armand Kendall + Brass Illusion. 

There are two types of tickets available for the evening:

THE VIP EXPERIENCE – 1 HOUR EARLY ENTRY * HI-END WINE TASTING from 6:30 PM – 10 PM. $187/person.

GENERAL ADMISSION – ALL YOU CAN EAT & DRINK ALL NIGHT LONG! 7:30 PM – 10 PM. $97/person.

For more info or to buy tickets, visit: http://montclairfoodandwinefestival.org/the-speakeasy/

This charity tasting event benefits Intensive Therapeutics and Montclair Digs.

List of participating restaurants:

Speakeasy Restos

Cheers,

Veronique

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