what's your beef 020416morsels smallFood and drinks will be on the house when Rumson’s What’s Your Beef hosts an open-house, tapas-style sampling event later this month.

The purpose of the “community party” is “to celebrate the new addition to our restaurant group while honoring the venue’s rich history in this amazing community,” said Marilyn Schlossbach, who acquired the business with partners in March. “We could not think of a better way to do so then by welcoming our neighbors for some complimentary food and drinks,”

Attendees will be able to sample long-standing What’s Your Beef classics, as well as some new dishes, including fried olives with lemon basil aioli, crab cake over arugula and tomato salad, pan-seared sea scallops with brown butter, and grilled vegetable risotto. Traditional and innovative cocktails will also be available. 

The party is free and scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. Reservations are not required.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)