Melissa and Joe Gorga at The Taste

Last week, I had the chance to attend The Taste presented by Central New Jersey Convention and Visitors Bureau in New Brunswick. It was an event filled with delicious food, plenty of wine, and oh… Melissa and Joe Gorga!ThetasteforEventbrite

Over thirty local restaurants, beer brewers, wineries, and businesses were at the event to share samples of their food and drinks with the guests who attended. The food and drink samples were FANTASTIC and the room the event was held in was absolutely elegant.


The event started at 5:30 and Melissa was scheduled to arrive at 6. Believe it or not, she was on time!

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Melissa was joined her for autographs by her husband, Joe, and her two sisters Lysa Marco Simpson and Kim Pirella. Both sisters were so warm and fun to chat with.

There was a long line of guests who were waiting for their chance to meet the RHONJ couple. Melissa and Joe welcomed each fan one or two at a time.

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They also posed for photos with anyone who wanted and signed photos for them as well:


When I had the chance to talk to both Joe and Melissa, they couldn’t have been any nicer.

I’ll be sure to post information about next year’s The Taste and other events that the many Housewives attend.