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Food Friday: Restaurant Latour

Restaurant Latour and their remarkable Wine Cellar at Crystal Springs Resort added a new honor to the many praises and awards they have received since their opening. This month they found out that they were inducted into the Wine Enthusiast America’s Best Wine Restaurant Hall of Fame!

A recurring participant on Wine Enthusiast’s America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants list, this year Restaurant Latour was elevated to the newly created Restaurant Hall of Fame. The restaurant joins industry stars such as The French Laundry, Per Se, Daniel, Gramercy Tavern and Eleven Madison Park. In all, over 30 restaurants were enshrined in the Hall of Fame –Restaurant Latour is the only one from New Jersey.

Also this month, Wine Spectator once again awarded Restaurant Latour its highest honor, the Grand Award – only 91 restaurants worldwide hold the distinction. Restaurant Latour has received this prestigious award every year since 2006.

Overseen by Crystal Springs Resort C.O.O Robby Younes and Wine Director Susanne Wagner, the Wine Cellar at Crystal Springs is considered one of the finest collections of wine in the country with more than 105,000 bottles. Restaurant Latour and the Wine Cellar are located at Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ

https://www.crystalgolfresort.com/dine/latour/

Giotto Advertising Takes Home Best in Show at The 50th Annual Jersey Awards

Giovatto Advertising received The Best in Show Award at the NJ Ad Club’s Jersey Awards at Cedar Grove in Kearney, New Jersey on June 6.

Giotto Advertising is a Paramus based advertising agency that offers complete start-to-finish advertising strategies including digital marketing, audio & video production and PR among other services. They won for their Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo commercial. In addition, they also received Best Television/Video honors as well as seven more awards.

For the past 50 years, the awards honor the best advertising, marketing and public relations work from agencies across the state. A total of 350 guests joined in celebrating the year’s best projects and campaigns. Overall, the NJ Ad Club presents 289 awards in consumer, trade, traditional, online and social media categories.

The evening started with a cocktail hour where the guests could also view the entries from the finalist agencies. During dinner, Herb Barry, of Interstate Outdoor, and cohost Terrie Carr of the Beasley Media Group announced the winning entries.

Among the evening’s biggest winners were: the Gruskin Group of Springfield with 19 total awards, MarketSmith of Cedar Knolls with 14 and Boonton based S3 Agency with 13. The CI-Group of Whitehouse, won eight awards, including Best Collateral. Mahwah based DSM Group took home six Jersey Awards, including Best of Social Media. A full list of the winners can be found here!

The NJ Ad Club fosters and strengthens the interests of the advertising business in the State. It represents its membership on a national level providing a cohesive group network for all industry professionals. Additionally, it promotes professional development and supports the study and industry of advertising, marketing, design and communications.

Alzheimer's New Jersey

Alzheimer’s New Jersey #CelebratingNewJersey Gala

On May 3rd, Alzheimer’s New Jersey hosted their seventh annual Celebrating New Jersey Gala, and #HipNJ has the scoop!

The highly anticipated gala included fabulous food, a silent auction, and spectacular musical entertainment. Support of the gala benefitted Alzheimer’s New Jersey in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. They work hard towards improving the lives of people in New Jersey who are affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias by offering continuous hope and support.

During the evening, the Circle of Honor award was presented to NJ.com’s Tony Dearing as recipient of the Spirit Award for his outstanding volunteerism in raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Educational Testing Services was the recipient of the Corporation of the Year Award for outstanding corporate philanthropy and community dedication.

Proceeds raised form the Celebrating New Jersey Gala directly supported local programs and services for families facing this devastating disease, as well as research for a cure.

To learn more or to donate, visit AlzNJ.org.