A sweet partnership

Paula Canari, far right, with staff members Christina Dean, left, and Camille Leisy.

CocoLuxe fine pastries opened on Main Street in Peapack in May 2004. Six months later, the bakery-café became a food sponsor for Full Circle, the annual celebration of Matheny’s Arts Access Program, providing an array of delicious desserts for the event in the gallery of the Robert Schonhorn Arts Center.

The 20th anniversary of Arts Access, Full Circle 2013 Reflections, will be held Saturday, November 2, from 3–6 p.m., and, of course, cocoLuxe will be there. “We really enjoy being involved in this event,” said Paula Canari, cocoLuxe’s current owner, noting that it will be the shop’s 10th year at Full Circle. “We’re very selective about what we participate in, and I love the fact that Matheny is so local.” The most popular pastry item among the Full Circle audience, according to Canari, is a lemon meringue tartlet, but “anything pumpkin does well too.”

Other food/beverage sponsors at Full Circle are: Café Azzurro, Peapack; Gladstone Tavern, Gladstone; 3 West and Urban Table, Basking Ridge; and Village Office Supply, Somerset. For more information about Full Circle or to order tickets, call 908.234.0011, ext. 260, or email pcats@matheny.org.

Expressing our appreciation

Paula Canariato,left, and Janice Kriegman.

We appreciate the food that cocoLuxe Fine Pastries in Peapack and Gladstone Tavern in Gladstone provided at Full Circle, the annual celebration of Matheny’s Arts Access Program.

To show our thanks to these longtime supporters of Matheny, Janice Kriegman, development officer, recently presented special plaques to Paula Canariato, cocoLuxe owner, and Tom Carlin, Gladstone Tavern, chef/owner.

Tom Carlin and Janice Kriegman.