A Night for Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fundraiser

The event will be held at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange to benefit the Ecuadorian Red Cross.

On Thursday, May 26, A Night For Ecuador will be held at the Pleasantdale Chateau, 757 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, to benefit the Ecuadorian Red Cross. The evening will include live music, food, open bar, raffle and silent auction. 6 to 11 PM; $100. Tickets and information at the event website.

YAPPY HOURS HAVE RETURNED TO THE, BERNARDS INN, BERNARDSVILLE
Every Monday, The Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, welcomes pooches and their people, on the terrace for Yappy Hour, where owners can dine with their four-legged friends. Dogs will enjoy organic, gourmet treats provided by Cherrybrook Premium Pet Supplies. Reservations 908-766-0002.

COOKING CLASS PICNIC ON THE SQUARE, RIDGEWOOD
Chef/owner Christine Nunn of Picnic on the Square, 26 Wilsey Square, Ridgewood, will be offering the following cooking classes:

On Tuesday, May 24, a Memorial Day Picnic secrets cooking class will feature fall-off-the-bone ribs, chicken with blueberry barbecue sauce, champagne-infused potato salad and flourless chocolate brownies.

On Tuesday, June 7, a farmer’s market cooking class will feature chilled corn chowder, heirloom tomato salad, and pork with peaches and Pommery mustard.

Both events include a cooking demonstration, discussion and dinner with a complimentary glass (or two) of wine. Reservations: 6:30 PM; $70. 201-444-4001.

RENOWNED CHEF, AUTHOR JACQUES PÉPIN TO APPEAR AT NEWTON MEDICAL CENTER’S ‘AN EVENING OF WINE & ROSES’
On Thursday, May 19, renowned chef, author, artist and media personality, Jacques Pépin will be the celebrity chef at Newton Medical Center’s “An Evening of Wine and Roses,” the annual fundraiser benefiting the Newton Medical Center Foundation. The event will feature food, wine and liquor and be held at Centenary College’s David and Carol Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown. At this year’s event, chef Pépin will meet with guests at 5:30 PM in a special VIP area (appearance made possible by RoNetco Supermarkets, Inc., and Wakefern Food Corporation). 5:30 to 9:30 PM; $125; VIP $225. To order tickets, e-mail [email protected] or call 973-579-8309.

OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS

SATURDAY, MAY 21
CHEF JAMIE OLIVER’S FOOD REVOLUTION COMES TO FOSTERFIELDS
Jamie Oliver’s worldwide Food Revolution Day comes to Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Kahdena Road in Morris Township to celebrate all-natural, fresh foods, and encourage food awareness, healthy decision making and the benefits of cooking from scratch. This event is sponsored by the Morris County Park Commission and will be held from 11 AM to 4 PM. $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+), $4 for children ages 4 to 16, and $2 for children ages 2 and 3, free for children under age 2 and members with a current membership card. For more information, visit their website or call 973-326-7645.

TUESDAY, MAY 24
THE GREAT GRILL & PIG OUT VIVA LATINO!
The Great Grill & Pig Out honoring chef Douglas Rodriguez will be held at the Montammy Golf Club, Rt 9W & Montammy Drive, Alpine, to benefit Table to Table. Special guests are Lori Stokes and Ken Rosato of ABC Eyewitness News Team. Participating restaurants include: Axia Taverna, Austin’s, Alma de Cuba, Biddy O’Malley’s, Big Papa Smoke’m, Blue Moon Mexican Cafe, Café Amici, Capital Grille, Casual Habana Café, Chevys Fresh Mex, Costanera, D’Artagnan, HoHoKus Inn & Tavern, Restaurant Latour, Montammy Golf Club, Off the Hook Seafood, Paramount Country Club, Picnic on the Square, Pier 701, River Palm Terrace, Shannon Rose, Son Cubano, Spuntino, Stony Hill Inn, Terre à Terre, Twisted Elm, Varka Estiatorio, Village Green and White Manna. 6:30; $195. Tickets available here. Table to Table is a community-based food rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to organizations serving the hungry in the Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties of New Jersey.

CAKEBREAD CELLARS WINE DINNER
A five-course Cakebread Cellars wine dinner will be held at the Peacock Inn, 20 Bayard Lane, Princeton. 6:30 PM; $150. Reservations: 609-924-1707.

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