The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce has invited me to host their annual Wine, Chocolate & More event. Hope you'll join me!

This annual event (for those 21 and over) takes place on Wednesday evening, March 21st, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, at the lovely English Manor, where you will get to sample wine, chocolate, international cheeses, coffees, culinary creations from local restaurants, and craft beer.

And, as if that's not enough, there will be local art and music, with acoustic guitarist/vocalist Charlie Brown and art by Just Judi Art, Little Bobby Duncan from the Jersey Shore Arts Center in Ocean Grove (Bobby will be doing live drawings!), Asbury's Hot Sand and more.

(Patty D Photography)

The Chocolatiers include Suzi's Sweet Shoppe of Middletown, Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe, Nothing Bundt Cake of Shrewsbury, Chocolate Legends of Lincroft, Lindt Chocolate Shop of the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets in Tinton Falls, and the Culinary Education Center Bakery of Asbury Park.

Beverage providers include Grape Beginnings Hands-On Winery, Eagle Specialty Coffees of Eatontown and more.

Culinary participants include One 18 American Bistro and the Bar Room of Deal, Asbury Park's Kim Marie's Eat n' Drink Away, Mark's Place & Restaurant and the Ale House Sports Bar & Grille, McGillicuddy's Lakeside Taphouse of Loch Arbour, The English Manor, and Wegmans.

(Patty D Photography)

Also, if you become a member of the Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce  between now and March 21st, you will get a 25% discount on the 2018 membership fee PLUS one free admission to the wine and chocolate event.

Admission is $15, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Community of Hope Fund.To register for this amazing evening, CLICK HERE!

If you want more info or a membership, call the GOTCC at 732-660-1888.

PS...This is the first event at The English Manor since their remodel, so you'll be among the first to see the new look inside!