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Photos: Hearth and Home Kitchen Tour

The event is a fundraiser for the benefit of Holy Trinity Interparochial School.

Author Thomas Wolfe wrote "You can't go home again" and after touring the seven spectacular residences on the fourth annual Hearth and Home Kitchen Tour, you'd never want to.

The event, which took place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, benefits Holy Trinity Interparochial School, a regional Catholic school, which educates children from ages two-and-a-half through eighth grade at its Westfield and Mountainside campuses. 

The tour showcased five homes in Westfield and two in Mountainside. Not only did each have magnificent kitchens, every one had a local chef at the hearth serving bite-size delicacies, ranging from open-faced filet mignon sandwiches to mini-cupcakes in an assortment of flavors. 

Participating caterers included:

Ahrre's Coffee Roastery

Cheese ... Please!

Dessert Ladies

DISH by Lynn Nolte 

Feast Catering of Westfield

Gigi's Cupcakes

Gillespie's

Party Flavors Catering

Inside the homes, which varied in style from an English Manor to a restored Victorian and even a warehouse transformed into a farm house with a Southwestern flair, were architects and designers available to answer visitors' questions.

Landscape architect Marc Nissim, founder of Harmony Design Group, was on hand at a Ramapo Way home featured on the tour. The award-winning Westfield resident explained the unique details that add to the outdoor splendor of a home. Not only did Nissim create the design but also oversaw the complete installation, from the outdoor fireplace and multiple seating areas to training the ivy which grows along the stone walls, adding to the authentic feel of the historic home. 

Holy Trinity Principal Sister Maureen Fichner and Home and School Association President Glenn Fannick thanked the homeowners who graciously opened their homes for the event as well as the many professionals and volunteers who contributed to the success of the day. Proceeds from the tour help to contain costs so the school can remain affordable. 

Glenn Fannick October 22, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Thank you Westfield and Mountainside! Literally thousands of volunteer hours went into a months-long effort by the committee -- all parents at Holy Trinity Interparochial School. I sincerely hope everyone who was a guest on our tour had as much fun attending as we had organizing. Certainly it would have been impossible without seven gracious homeowners who opened their doors to us and the many local contractors, architects and culinary professionals who shared their talents. I heard many comments saying it was the best tour yet. It will be hard to top next year, but we will try! - Glenn Fannick, Home & School Association President, Holy Trinity Interparochial School
judith keating October 22, 2012 at 05:17 PM
A fabulous tour of beautiful local homes! Thanks to all who participated in this great event. Judith Keating Parent HTIS

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