A Bacon Bash Beckons, Also a Wings War

Other tempting events include an evening of "proper tea" and a one-night speakeasy with food, libations and dancing.

Promise Culinary School, 211 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, will host two open-house sessions on Wednesday, Jan.11. The afternoon session will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, the evening session from 6 to 7. Call 732-545-9002, ext. 114, for questions or to register.

This Thursday, Jan. 12, starting at 6:30 pm, Promise will host An Evening of Proper Tea. The cost is $25 per person. To register, call 732-545-9002, ext. 112.

The Brunello Experience will take place at Undici Taverna Rustica, 11 West River Road in Rumson, starting at 7 pm on Thursday, Jan. 19. Five courses, with prime wines selected by host and Undici owner Victor Rallo, are priced at $125 per person. For information, call 732-842-3880.

INC American Bar & Kitchen, 302 George Street, New Brunswick, in conjunction with the Frog and the Peach, also of New Brunswick, will host a five-course chicken dinner with beer and whiskey pairings on Thursday, Jan. 26, starting at 6:30 pm. The collaborative dinner features chefs Ryan Anderson of INC and Bruce Lefebvre of the F&P. For prices and information, call 732-640-0553.

Some 15 restaurants in and around Atlantic City will take part in the Wings War competition Saturday, Jan. 28, from 3 to 7 pm at the Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue at Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City. Guests will vote for their favorite rendition of the iconic bar food. For information, call 610-228-2023.

The Speakeasy: The Party of 2017, a highlight of the Montclair Food & Wine Festival, is set for Saturday, Jan. 28, from 7:30 to 10 pm at the Wellmont Theater. The theater, located at 5 Seymour Street, Montclair, will be dressed to the nines to evoke the Prohibition’s Jazz Age. Libations will be curated by Amanti Vino, the popular wine and spirits shop in Montclair, and food will be provided by more than 20 Montclair area restaurants. General admission is $95 per person. VIP tickets, at $185 per person, will offer access to special drinks and food starting at 6:30 pm. Proceeds benefit Intensive Therapeutics and Montclair High School DIGS. To purchase tickets, email [email protected]

Bacon is the headliner at Zeppelin Hall, 88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City, from Jan. 19 through Feb. 12. Complimentary bacon will be served at the bar from 4 to 7 pm. Bacon dishes, created by chef Franco Robazetti expressly for the bacon blitz, include bacon pot pie, bacon cotton candy and porchetta sandwich. It’s the fifth annual BaconFest at the biergarten, which sports more than 100 brews as well as wine and cocktails. For more information, call 201-721-8888.

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