Dine at Laboratorio in Montclair Center on November 11th to support Vets on Veterans Day. Chef James DeSisto is asking patrons to donate a sweatshirt or jacket for our Veterans, in return he will give a complimentary appetizer to everyone who participates.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans estimates that on any given night, there are approximately 57,000 Veterans who are classified as homeless. Over the course of a year, nearly 115,000 Veterans spent at least part of the last year homeless.
These figures do not take into account the countless Veterans who are among the working poor where every dollar earned is accounted for before it is even earned, making seemingly ordinary activities like replacing a worn sweatshirt or jacket a luxury.
DeSisto is no stranger to helping people in need. Earlier this summer, the Human Needs Pantry shared the news that for the first time in a long time their shelves were bare. Upon hearing the news about the struggles the pantry faced, DeSisto took action to help and responded by hosting a series of dinners in which a portion of sales was donated to the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair.
Before taking over Laboratorio in late 2014, Chef James DeSisto, a graduate of Johnson and Wales, spent time in the kitchens of Emeril Lagasse, Mitchell Alzholz of the Highlawn Pavillion and Chopped Champion Chef Michael Dilonno of Avenue Bistro in Verona. When he is not in the kitchen DeSisto loves to spend time with wife and daughter trying new foods that celebrate the cultural diversity of New Jersey.
Laboratorio Kitchen is located at 615 Bloomfield Ave Montclair NJ 07042, between Midland Ave and Valley Road. http://www.thelaboratoriokitchen.com/ Be sure to like Laboratorio Kitchen on Facebook and follow on twitter at @LaboratorioNJ
615 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair NJ 07042
Tues-Sat 5pm to 10pm
Sun 4pm to 9pm
John Lee is Black Tie and Flip Flops’ Raconteur-In-Chief: the World of food is his playground ~ the whole world! Having a Navy Dad gave John the passion to discover the world. Whether in one of Mr. Boeing’s flying machines, as an armchair traveler with a great book, or a plate beaming with the exotic flavors and fragrances, his day is all about discovering the world and sharing the stories with everyone he meets.