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Taste of Long Island 2013: Benefit on Jan. 28

Lillian Dent, left, and Leisa Dent, partners in

Lillian Dent, left, and Leisa Dent, partners in LL Dent in Carle Place, participated in the 2012 Taste of Long island fundraiser. Credit: Handout

The Carltun in East Meadow will host this year’s annual Taste of Long Island, a fundraiser to benefit the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect.

More than 40 restaurants, wineries, bakeries and purveyors will be sampling their wares, including The Brass Rail in Locust Valley, Jonathan’s in Garden City Park, L.L. Dent in Carle Place, Mitch & Toni’s in Albertson, R.S. Jones in Merrick, A Taste of Home in North Bellmore, Taste in Syosset and Iavarone Bros. Among this year’s new participants are CaraCara Mexican Grill in Farmingdale, Rialto in Westbury and Vintage in New Hyde Park.

Tickets are $100 for general admission and $150 per person for reserved seating, available to the first 100 people responding. The event starts at 6:30 at The Carltun, Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow.

For more information, reservations and sponsorship opportunities, click here, call the Coalition’s Development Department at 516-465-4700 or email

At last year's Taste of Long Island at The Carltun, Lillian, left, and Leisa Dent, co-owners of L.L. Dent in Carle Place