May 08, 2012
Engelwood Cliffs, NJ- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is thrilled to announce a new food and wine tasting event, Forks and Corks: A Culinary Experience. This first of a planned annual event will offer culinary enthusiasts the unique opportunity to sample scrumptious dishes by some of New Jersey's most popular restaurants preparing delicious bites alongside unique wine and cocktail pairings while supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in their movement towards a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Local Chef Jack Koumbis of Assembly Steak House in Englewood Cliffs will showcase his culinary skills as one of the evening’s featured chef’s for the Forks and Corks Culinary event.Koumbis started his culinary career at the age 13 with his father in the diners that they owned at the time. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and Florida International University, School of Hospitality Management He has constructed the Assembly Steakhouse & Seafood Grill from the ground up, which was a lifelong dream of his. The Englewood Cliffs location offers a club-like setting with an elegant cherrywood bar, cathedral ceilings. In addition to his 38 years of working in restaurants, private clubs, and hotels, Jack has served for more than 10 years on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Restaurant association and is Currently Chairman of the Board.
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system which interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from reduced or lost mobility to numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men having the disease. MS affects, 400,000 people in the U.S., and over 2 million worldwide.
Forks and Corks: A Culinary Experience will be held at the new Maritime Parc Restaurant in Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Tuesday, May 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Along with the lavish food and wine, the night will feature live jazz music, an auction of unique and high quality items, and of course, breathtaking views of the New York Skyline. For more information or to order tickets for Forks and Corks, call Karen Drzik at: 201-967-5599 or on the web at www.nationalMSsociety.org/NJM. For more information about Chef Jack Koumbis’s Assembely Steak House log onto their website www.assemblysteakhouse.com.
About the National MS Society
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't.
We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MSthrough our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
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