Continental Driven Hunt Experience at Crystal Springs

THIS ONE IS FOR THE BIRDS
On Saturday, October 22, Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, will host Continental Driven Hunt Experience at the Clay and Oak Sporting Club at Clove Spring Range with a 50-bird release of pheasants and partridges, followed by an al fresco wild-game dinner created by executive chef Anthony Bucco. The family-style menu will include wild boar, deer, pheasants, red-leg partridge, and open-pit roasted vegetables in the amphitheater of the Chef’s Garden. Forage-focused cocktails and beer will be prepared by resort mixologist Carlos Ruiz. This event includes a Saturday night stay at Grand Cascades Lodge. Costs : $1,000 per person; $1,450 per couple, staying in the same room, only one shooter; $1,700 per couple/pair, staying in the same room, both shooting; $700 per person, without lodging. To book or for more information, call 855-727-6404.

SOUTHERN ITALY AND THE ISLANDS: A REGIONAL EXPLORATION TASTING
On Thursday, October 20, a Southern Italy and the islands exploration that will include Campania, Sicily, Sardinia and Puglia will be held a the Farm Cooking School, GPS address, 1925 Daniel Bray Highway (Rt 29), Stockton with wine guru, Carol A. Berman owner of Class in a Glass. Chef Shelley Wiseman will prepare southern Italian Pizza; hearty Rabbit Ragu with pasta and an Autumn Seafood Salad composed of octopus and white beans, which be served at the end of the tasting to be enjoyed with your favorite sips of the evening. 6 PM; $100. For information or reservations, call Shelley at 646-236-0605, Ian at 516-840-4891 or visit their website.

BLUE MOREL, MORRISTOWN
Through the end of November, Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar, Westin Hotel, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown, will feature Local’s Night Fridays, which will include 50% off select wines by the bottle and 1/2 price sushi rolls at the bar and dining room. On Thursdays, a chef selection of oysters will be $1 at the bar and dining room.

OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

RHONE WINE TASTING
A Rhone Wine tasting will be held at Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City. 7 to 9 PM; $55. Information: 201-604-2702.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS WINE DINNER AT ESCAPE, MONTCLAIR
A Jean Edwards Cellars wine dinner will be held at Escape, 345 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. 7 to 10 PM; $74 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 973-744-0712. Wines must be paid to Wine Legend prior the event. Call Wine Legend at 973-435-7260 and reference the Escape October 12 dinner.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
OKTOBERFEST AT PARK WEST LOFT, RIDGEWOOD
A large assortment of Oktoberfest-style beers as well as an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner will be featured at Oktoberfest at the Park West Loft, 30 Oak Street, Ridgewood. Menu highlights include a whole-roasted pig, assorted sausages and German-style wursts. 6 to 10 PM; $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Reservations: 201-445-5400.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
BEER AND WHISKEY FESTIVAL
Over 80 beers will be featured at the Tropicana Atlantic City’s  Beer and Whiskey Festival at the Grand Exhibition Center. 2 to 8 PM; $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Tropicana Box Office and through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or 1.800.745.3000.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 16
INTERNATIONAL WINE DINNER WITH FOUR GUEST SPEAKERS
The Garden State Wine Club will present a wine dinner at Lumi Zi Restaurant 252 Somerville Road, Bedminster. 5:30 PM; $90 all-inclusive. Reservations: 908-306-1000 or e-mail [email protected]

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18
ITALY’S EMERGING REGIONS WINE CLASS
George Staikos, a wine educator, sommelier and corporate speaker will teach an Italy’s Emerging Regions wine class at Matt’s Red Rooster, 2 Bloomfield Avenue, Flemington. 7 to 9 PM; $80. To register, visit his website or call George at 973-699-2199.

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