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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8
A Hidden Gems of France wine diner with Mark Altom will be held at The Frog & the Peach, 29 Dennis St, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $105, all inclusive. Reservations: 732-846-3216.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8
“Love at First Bite,” a cooking class and mixer for singles 40 plus, will be held at WannaBee Chef, 176 South Van Brunt St at Le Gourmet Factories, Englewood with Julianne Cantarella owner of The Courtship Coach and chef Rama Ginde. 6 to 9 PM; $65. The event is BYO and is limited to the first 15 men and 15 women who register. To RSVP call 201-784-1818.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
A Burgenland, Austria wine dinner will be held at Berta's Chateau, 7 Grove St, Wanaque . 4 PM; call 973-835-0992 for pricing and information.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11
An Edison Birthday Gala to benefit the Thomas Edison National Historical Park will be held at the Pleasantdale Chateau, 757 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange. 6:30 PM; $150, includes tax and service charge. For reservations, contact John O’Reilly at The Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park at 973-736-2916 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org/.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Chef Jesse Jones will be on CBS 2 for the In the Kitchen 'Fat Tuesday' segment at 6:45 AM. He will be demonstrating rabbit gumbo and sweet potato cornbread.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Restaurateur/chef Marilyn Schlossbach is hosting a cooking demonstration, “Cooking with Marilyn and Friends,” at Langosta Lounge, 1000 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park to benefit a local nonprofit organization. 6 PM cocktail reception, followed by the class, and dinner; $60. For information or tickets call 732-455-3275.
A Wines of Casanova di Neri tasting and dinner with owner and winemaker Giacomo Neri will be held at Undici Taverna Rustica, 11 West River Road, Rumson; 6:30; $99. Reservations: 732-842-3880.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 TO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17
The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities is sponsoring a Cape May Wine Weekend, which will include a four-course Wine Tasting Dinner at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St, on Friday evening; a Winery Cellar Tour and Tasting at Cape May Winery at 3 PM on Saturday; and a Wine School class at 1 PM on Sunday at the Washington Inn. The total weekend package is $145, plus gratuity. The Wine School class on Sunday, February 17 is available for purchase separately for $40. For more information or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
A Big Brew Beer Festival will be held at Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave, Morristown. Advanced tickets: VIP, 3:30 to 8:30 PM; $80. General admission 4:30 to 8:30 PM; $50; $10 designated driver. For tickets and information, log onto: http://www.bigbrewbeerfestival.com/.