Shannon Rose Irish Pub, with locations at 1200 Rt 17 in Ramsey (201-962-7602) and 98 Kingsland Road in Clifton (973-284-0200), has announced that it will celebrate “Rock the Patio” parties for a week starting on August 12 and again on September 17. Each patio party will feature a unique regional theme complete with a specialty menu inspired by the cuisine of each region. Additionally, the Shannon Rose Irish Pub debuted a newly remodeled outdoor patio at its Clifton location earlier this year. The enclosed patio, which guests can now enjoy throughout the year, accommodates up to 50 guests and features a new bar and HD televisions, along with a fire pit in the open-air space. Shannon Rose restaurants have a chef-driven, scratch-made menu that blends Irish pub classics and new tavern favorites. Information at their website.
RAMSTEIN BEER DINNER AT BLUE MOREL, MORRISTOWN
On Thursday, August 18, Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar, Westin Hotel, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown will host a five-course, farm-to-table dinner with executive chef Bobby Varua and Greg Zaccardi, owner and brew master of High Point Brewing Company. 7 PM; $74 all-inclusive. Reservations: 973-451-2619.
OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
VINELAND’S JERSEY FRESH FESTIVAL
Food, entertainment and much more will be featured at Vineland’s Jersey Fresh Festival, a benefit to fund scholarships for students majoring in agriculture-related fields at Vineland High School, Vineland. This event will be held at Vineland High School, East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland from noon to 6 PM.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16
MOONLIGHT TOUR & DINNER AT RAT’S RESTAURANT
Following a three-course dinner at Rat’s Restaurant, at the Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, a docent led moonlight tour will be held at the Grounds for Sculpture. 6:30 PM; $79; members $69. Reservations: 609-586-0616.
WINE CLASS IN FLEMINGTON
On August 16, George Staikos, a wine educator, sommelier, and corporate speaker will teach a Super Summer Reds from the new World wine class at 55 Main Restaurant, Flemington. The class will feature 7 memorable wines as well as 3 dishes and cheeses expertly prepared to pair with the wines. 7 to 9 PM; $80. To register go to his website or call George at 973-699-2199.
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