Beach Plum Farm’s Fall Dinner Series
Friday, November 1, 6:30 PM
Cozy up to mid-fall with the last of Beach Plum Farm’s “Farm-to-Table” fall dinners, rustic BYO nights of intimate dining from Beach Plum Farm chef Todd Phillips. The concept is hands-free: just pack a bottle of wine and let chef Phillips showcase just-harvested produce and product (including the farm’s own Berkshire pork). Tickets are $108.75 and sell out quickly. (If you’re really looking to calm any pre-Thanksgiving nerves, you can try to book one of their new cottages for the weekend; your dinner is included in the price of the cottage stay.) Beach Plum Farm, 140 Stevens Street, Cape May; 609-602-0128
Bin 14’s 10th Anniversary Tasting Event
Thursday, November 15, 6–10 PM
The second venture of Anthony Pino (who also owns nearby Anthony David’s, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in September), Bin 14 entered the scene as Hoboken’s first wine bar in November 2008. Ten years later, they’re celebrating exactly how you’d hope they would—with lots of wine. From 6 to 10 PM, the restaurant will feature no fewer than 20 wineries in a walk-around tasting, complete with small bites that are faithful to the Bin 14 tapas-style menu. They’ll also be raffling off wine prizes, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Hudson County CASA, a volunteer organization that works to improve the welfare of foster children in Hudson County. Tickets are $50 plus tax, and can be reserved via Resy. Bin 14, 1314 Washington Street, Hoboken; 201-963-9463
Jersey City Craft Brew Festival
Saturday, November 17, 1–4:30 PM and 6–9:30 PM
The suds will flow at Harborside in Jersey City this Saturday for the Craft Brew Festival. More than 150 styles of beer and cider will be on hand for tasting, with a sizeable presence from New Jersey brewers (River Horse, NJ Beer Co., Hoboken Brewing, Flying Fish, etc.). Good news for those who plan on seriously imbibing, there’s food (see below) and easy access to public transportation, including the PATH and NJ Transit bus system (drivers, parking’s only five bucks). As for that food, vendors include Mozzarepas, Angry Archie’s, Taste of Poland, and Pizza Vita, among others, so you can pace your sipping and chewing over the course of either three-and-a-half-hour session. Your $70 ticket gets you access to the beer and cider and a commemorative four-ounce tasting glass. Designated drivers get in for $15. Kids and pets, however, are not permitted. Harborside 3 Atrium, Jersey City.
4th Annual “For the Love of the Craft”
Saturday, November 17, 4–7 PM
For the Love of the Craft is hosting its fourth celebration of craft beer, with an emphasis on the theme of collaboration. The food provided by chef Chris Masey of Morristown’s South Street Social will be both cooked and paired with beer, and the night will feature limited release beers as well as collaboration brews from a handful of New Jersey homebrewers associations, including Morris Area Society of Homebrewers (MASH), a Morris County-based consortium of brewers and beer enthusiasts. Tickets are $75 (tickets for designated drivers are $45), but include tasting portions of all collaboration brews as well as chef Masey’s food offerings. White Meadow Lake Country Club, 100 White Meadow Way, Rockaway; contact online.
Sprout’s One Year Anniversary
Saturday November 17, noon – 4 PM
Established in 2017, Sprout is celebrating one year of healthy fast casual in Maplewood, and this Saturday they’re inviting the public to stop in for some free food samples, including some of their new hot-pressed “Sproutwiches.” Sprout, 181 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood.
Second Annual Morristown Food & Wine Festival
Thursday, November 29, 6:30–9:30 PM
For the second year in a row, Morristown Food & Wine Festival will feature some of the top local talent and tipples for a cause. A portion of the proceeds from Thursday night’s walk-around tasting go to Caldwell-based Intensive Therapeutics, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping special needs children in a variety of ways in a non-medical environment. Food, beer, and wine are all included in your ticket price. The 40+ wines to choose from will be provided by Amanti Vino; among the restaurants in attendance will be south + pine, Pascarella’s, Town Bar & Kitchen, Eclectic Grill, George & Martha’s, Stirling Tavern, Verilli’s—the list goes on. General Admission is $75, though VIP tickets are only $15 more and not only get you into the event an hour early but access to a special food and wine tasting course from chefs Vince Rossy, Leia Gaccione, Kevin Felice and Brandon Campney. Hyatt Regency Morristown, 3 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown; [email protected]Click here to leave a comment