Balvenie Scotch Tasting at Blue Morel

Plus: Morristown Whiskey Fest, a Chimay Beer dinner and other food events.

BALVENIE SCOTCH TASTING AND DINNER AT BLUE MOREL, MORRISTOWN
On Thursday, June 16, a Balvenie Scotch Tasting and four-course dinner will be held at Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar, Westin Hotel, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown. The event starts at 7 PM, however, William Grant and Sons will lead a 45- minute prelude tasting experience starting at 6:15 PM, for the first 12 guests to reserve, featuring the rare Balvenie Tun 1509. 7 PM; $99 all-inclusive. Reservation cutoff date is June 14. For reservations and additional information, call 973-451-2619.

WHISKEY FEST
On Thursday, June 16, join Cambridge Wines, Town Bar & Kitchen, Jersey Club Sports and Morristown Social Events for the first annual Morristown Whiskey Fest to be held at the event hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 70 Maple Avenue, Morristown, to benefit the Community Soup Kitchen in Morristown. Over 50 of the world’s finest whiskies will be available for tasting as well as food from Town Bar & Kitchen and live music. 7 to 10 PM; $100; VIP ticket, 6 PM, $200. Tickets: [email protected].

OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
CHIMAY BEER DINNER
A Chimay Beer dinner will be held at Stage Left, 5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. 6:30 PM; $99 plus tax and service. Reservations: 732-828-4444.

THURSDAY, JUNE 2
BEER, BITES AND BOOKS NJ CRAFT BEER DINNER
The Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, will host a New Jersey Craft Beer dinner with beer expert and author, John Holl. Enjoy a reception and four-course dinner paired with craft beers brewed in the Garden State and specially selected to complement each dish. Holl will discuss the hand-crafted beers and sign his new book, Dishing Up New Jersey, as well his previous title, The American Craft Beer Cookbook. Information and reservations: 908-766-0002.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 TO SUNDAY JUNE 5
MICHAEL ARNONE’S CRAWFISH FEST
Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest will be held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, and will include Louisiana- and New Orleans-style music, food and camping. Menu items will cost $10 or under and include: boiled crawfish, crawfish etouffee with rice, shrimp and grits; chicken and pork sausage jambalaya, beignets and much more. New this year, is a Food and Trade Expo in the Mini-Pavilions. For information and tickets, visit the event website.

MONDAY, JUNE 6
CHEF’S NIGHT 2016
Over 30 restaurants will be in attendance at the Chef’s Night 2016, which will be held at the Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset to benefit Elijah’s Promise Culinary School. 6:30 to 9 PM; $150. For tickets, visit this website.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7
WINE CLASS IN FLEMINGTON

George Staikos, a wine educator, sommelier, and corporate speaker will teach a Greece Uncorked wine class at 55 Main Restaurant, Flemington. The class will feature seven wines as well as 3 dishes and cheeses prepared to pair with the wines. 7 to 9 PM; $80. To register, go to this website or call George at 973-699-2199.

COOKING CLASS PICNIC ON THE SQUARE, RIDGEWOOD
Chef/owner Christine Nunn of Picnic on the Square, 26 Wilsey Square, Ridgewood, will be offering a “farmers’ market” cooking class, which will feature chilled corn chowder, heirloom-tomato salad, and pork with peaches and Pommery mustard. This event features a cooking demonstration, discussion, and dinner with a complimentary glass (or two) of wine. Reservations: 6:30 PM; $70. 201-444-4001.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8
FERRARI CARANO WINE DINNER
A four-course Ferrari Carano wine dinner will be held at Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson at 6:30 PM. Information and reservations: 732- 922-9272.

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