Cape May Food & Wine Celebration

Enjoy the decadent delights Cape May has to offer at this annual festival.

Discover Cape May’s vibrant restaurant and winery scene from September 12 to September 20, at the Cape May Food & Wine Celebration. Events include winery and brewery tours and tastings, Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, a Beer-Tasting Dinner, a Cape May Lobster Bake dinner at Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, Grape Picking at Natali Vineyards and Fisherman’s Wharf Tours. New in 2015 are a Champagne Jazz Brunch, a Brew Cruise, a Harvest Brew Fest, a Cape May farm-to-table dinner with The Red Store, a Chocolate Lover’s Feast at The Blue Rose Inn and a Winemaker’s Dinner at Willow Creek. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit their website.

COLLINGSWOOD POP UP GALA

You can go to dinner on September 12 in Collingswood, but do not ask where. A pop-up gala will be held at an undisclosed location and you are requested to wear white. This is how it works: Just before 7 PM on the night of the event, guests are led by organizers to a top-secret spot where hundreds of diners will converge to enjoy to a giant, elegant, pop-up dinner with music and festivities! Guests bring all their items—tables, chairs, flatware, food and drink—and leave with it all at the end of the night. Ticketing information and rules can be found at their website.

OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

MACALLAN SINGLE-MALT VIP TASTING

A Macallan Single-Malt tasting and dinner will be held at Le Malt, Brown Spirits and Wine Lounge, 1021 St Georges Avenue, Colonia. The following will be tasted: Macallan Single Malt 10 Years; Macallan Single Malt 12 Years; Macallan Single Malt 15 Years; Macallan Single Malt 18 Years; Macallan Single Malt 21 Years; and Macallan Single Malt Rare Cask. 6:45 to 10 PM; $125, includes tax and gratuity. Reservations: 732-510-7700.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

NEW JERSEY WINE AND JAZZ FESTIVAL

Seventeen Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) wineries offering almost 300 locally produced wines to sample, live jazz, kids’ activities and food and craft vendors will be in attendance at the NJ Wine and Jazz Festival, which will be held at Allaire State Park in Farmingdale. Noon to 5 PM; $25; non-tasters and those under 21 free. Tickets can be purchased online at a $5 discount, which is available through Friday, September 4th. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass that can be used to sample the wines. Ticket price does not include a $5 state-park parking donation used to support the historic village and park. Information and tickets at their website.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

BIKE TOUR DE FARM

A bike Tour de Farm NJ will be held on August 2 in Sussex followed by a farm-to-fork dinner. For information and to register, visit their website.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

RAM’S HEAD INN SICILIAN WINE DINNER

A four-course Italian dinner paired with Sicilian wines, will be held at the Ram’s Head Inn, 9 West White Horse Pike, Galloway. 7 PM; $85, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 609-652-1700.

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