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There is one evening a year when you can eat corn bread, sushi, escargot and an ice cream sundae, and wash it down with a glass of white Bordeaux or an artisanal micro-brew, all under one roof.

On Oct. 21, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will present its sixth annual "Brooklyn Eats" event to be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New York Marriott Brooklyn on Adams Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

This year, the event will feature roughly 50 savvy restaurateurs and caterers and 40 wine and microbrew purveyors from throughout the borough who want in on the year’s hippest Brooklyn food happening.

"New restaurants join us every year. They know that Brooklyn Eats is an all-encompassing, premium food and beverage-tasting event, and a great showcase for Brooklyn food enterprises," said the event’s producer, Martha Bear Dallis, of Bear Dallis Associates.

Two of this year’s newcomers include Cocotte, a French bistro in Park Slope [see review in this issue], and Isobel, a Mediterranean restaurant on Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights.

Ben Weiner, co-owner of Isobel said, "Introducing yourself to Brooklyn is like introducing yourself to the world. Brooklyn Eats is a premier event. We know we’ll be in good company."

On the evening of the event, three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors of the New York City College of Technology (formerly New York City Technical College) in Downtown Brooklyn, who are enrolled in the school’s Hospitality Management program. The scholarships were created by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to honor seniors who demonstrate excellence in academic and community service.

Plan on fasting for several days before - and after - the event.

To purchase tickets, call (718) 875-1000 ext. 108. For more information and to order tickets online log onto Prepaid tickets are $50, and tickets purchased at the door are $65.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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