The Chester Lioness Club plans to meet for dinner on Thurs., Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m., in the Lamplighter Restaurant in Chester. This evening the club will host Ash Rajan, Wall Street Advisor from Janney Montgomery Scott who is also a professional photographer, and wine expert. His will be presenting “The Lens & The Grape,” featuring his two passions, photography and wine.
Rajan is contemplating a photography journal of picturesque towns of Chester, Bedminster, Far Hills. He is planning to demonstrate the recent publication of his New Vernon book as a model and elicit suggestions from the audience as to what they would consider iconic places, monuments and historical homes that should belong in the new book. It would be fun, intimate, interactive and personal.
Rajan lives in New Vernon and frequents Chester, for its charming shops and fine dining. In addition to being a Wall Street veteran for the last twenty nine years, Ash is also a National Geographic award-winning bird and wildlife photographer and author of six coffee-table books on African Wildlife while his most recent book is on idyllic New Vernon.
As for wine, he was certified in France as a sommelier or a Maitre du vin (Master of Wine) and has been invited to do tastings, pairings and wine etiquette workshops here and abroad.
Community members are invited to attend this dinner meeting by reservation only. For more information about the Chester Lioness Club or this program contact Holly Simmenroth at 908-879-5932. .