Salt Creek Grille has chosen The Kortney Rose Foundation as its charity for 2015. The annual Salt Creek Grille Anniversary Wine & Martini Tasting Fundraiser will be held in the popular American grill’s private dining room with spectacular views of the Navesink River.
Owner Steve Bidgood started the event 11 years ago to celebrate the award-winning restaurant’s 5th anniversary and to support local charities. To date over $730,000 has been raised for 11 local charities that serve children’s needs. 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to the charity thanks to the generous support and donations of goods and services made by purveyors and Salt Creek Grille. Several wine vendors, which have supported the event for the past 11 years, pour premiere wines and a spirits vendor shakes specialty martinis for the popular event. Salt Creek Grille provides passed hors d’oeuvres, pasta and carving stations. Local business favorites also get in on the act and have included artisanal cheeses from Sickles Market and a raw bar by Lusty Lobster. The Bobby Boyd Trio entertains the event with live jazz music. In addition to the event and to create further public awareness, Bidgood flies the charity’s flag from the landmark restaurant’s flagpole at the base of the Oceanic Bridge year round. Steve and Lynn Bidgood are highly regarded for their philanthropic efforts and received the CYMCA’s Distinguished Citizen’s Award on September 27, 2015 at the Y’s annual benefit at Camp Arrowhead. http://www.saltcreekgrille.com/rumson/