On December 13, enjoy a buffet breakfast at The Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville. The meal will include made-to-order omelets, pancakes with toppings, bacon, sausage, salads, fresh fruit. Holiday caroling will be provided by the Bernards High School Choir. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and take photographs with Santa and delight in the Gingerbread House. Special holiday treat tables for children will feature gingerbread and a selection of holiday cookies, cupcakes, candy canes and more. 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM; $35; $20, children 3 to 12 years old; children aged 2 and under are free. Tax and gratuity are additional. Reservations: 908-766-0002.
OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
CATHERINE LOMBARDI CELEBRATES 10 YEARS
Catherine Lombardi, 3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a cocktail party with Dale DeGroff, who will perform “On The Town: A Salute to Saloons, Neighborhood Bars, and Legendary Cocktail Palaces.” Drinks relevant to Dale’s performance will be served. 2 PM; $49, plus tax and service. Reservations: 732-296-9463.
This year’s winners are: Restaurateur of the Year: Steve Bidgood of Salt Creek Grille, Rumson & Princeton; Deborah Roy Dowdell Lifetime Achievement Award: Donald Horn, Mayfair Farms, West Orange; Gold Plate Awards: Michael Cetrulo, owner of Scalini Fedeli (Chatham), Il Mondo Vecchio (Madison), Sirena Ristorante (Long Branch); and Joanne Szibdat of Mayfair Farms, West Orange; and Hospitality Award: chef/owner George Krytatas of SweetWater Bar & Grill, Cinnaminson.
For more information on the awards, recipients or how to sponsor or attend the Gala, contact Zoey Kramer at 609-599-3316 or [email protected].
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
WHITE TRUFFLE DINNER
A White Truffle Dinner with paired wines will be held at Rat’s Restaurant, Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton; 6 PM. For information , pricing and reservations, call 609-584-7800.
BENCHMARK HOSPITALITY AT THE BEARD HOUSE, NYC
Benchmark Hospitality, which manages the Heldrich Hotel and Christopher’s in New Brunswick, will be presenting their Benchmark Holiday dinner at the Beard House in New York City. 7 PM; $170; members $130. Reservations: 212-627-2308.