Chefs’ Tableside Dinner to Benefit the Community FoodBank

Fifteen chefs come together to create a five-course meal for a good cause.

On September 17, the Westin Governor Morris Hotel, Morristown will host a Tableside dinner to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Fifteen chefs will create a five-course menu with wine pairings for 10 guests each. Chefs and guests will be matched at random.

The following chefs will be in attendance: Anthony Bucco, Restaurant Latour; Thomas Cisak, Charka; Bryan Gregg, Escape; Corey Heyer, the Bernards Inn; Bruce Johnson, Harvest Restaurant Group; Paul Kapner, CFBNJ Community Kitchen; James Laird, Restaurant Serenade; Marty Kester, Ninety Acres; Francesco Palmieri, the Orange Squirrel; Craig Polignano, the Ryland Inn; Kevin Sippel, Jockey Hollow; Kevin Takafuji, the Washington House; Robert Ubhaus, Redux; Bobby Varua, Blue Morel; and Todd Villani, Terre Á Terre.

Cocktails start at 6 PM, dinner at 7 PM; $200. Reservations: https://community.cfbnj.org/reservations2015

 

PIG ROAST AT OSTERIA MORINI

On Sunday, September 13, bring the family to a pig roast at Osteria Morini, 107 Morristown Road, Bernardsville to benefit the Bernardsville Fire Department. The event will also feature meatballs, pizza, gelato, beer and wine. Noon to 4 PM; $25; children 12 and under $15. Tickets: visit osteriamorini.com or e-mail [email protected]. Tickets will be available the day of the event. Rain or shine.

 

BRAZILIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATED BY SAMBA, MONTCLAIR

In honor of Brazilian Independence Day from September 10 to 12, Samba (7 Park Street Montclair) will offer chocolate brigadiero doughnuts, coconut candy beijinho doughnuts and frosted ring topped doughnuts with sprinkles to match the Brazilian flag. These treats were created by the Montclair Bread Co (113 Walnut Street, Montclair) and will also be available at the bakery.

 

OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

CRAFT BEER TASTING AT HO-HO-KUS INN

A Craft Beer Tasting at the Tavern of the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, One East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, will feature Elysian Brewing Company (Seattle, WA) craft beers. Experience Elysian Dragonstooth Stout; Loser Pale Ale; Dayglow IPA; Night Owl Pumpkin Ale and bar bites, including beer-battered bruschetta calamari; beer-braised pork sticks; portobello mushroom pizza; and bacon mac & cheese. 6:30 PM; $25 exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations: 201-445-4115.

 

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.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

SAN GENNARO DINNER AT THE PLUCKEMIN INN

Celebrate the feast of San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, at a dinner at the Pluckemin Inn, 359 Route 206 South, Bedminster. A three-course ($65) or four-course prix-fixe dinner ($75) with choices will be offered. Prices do not include beverages, tax and gratuity. This will be the only menu available these nights. Reservations: 908-658-9292.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

GARY’S HILLSBOROUGH GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

An all-day grand opening bash to celebrate the launch of a new location for Gary’s Wine & Marketplace will be held at 601 Rt 206, Hillsborough. Activities include a ribbon cutting; caviar, champagne and wine tastings; balloons and refreshments for children; food truck; in-store giveaways and gift bags for the first 100 guests. The WDHA-FM van will also be on-site and providing giveaways. The free event starts at 10 AM.

 

NJ TACO FESTIVAL

The NJ Taco Festival will be held at the Sussex County Fair Grounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta. The event will bring together 40 of New Jersey artisanal taco proprietors offering various varieties of tacos including Mexican, Korean, Italian, Irish, BBQ and more. Other activities include a Chihuahua Beauty Contest (sponsored by Petco), Taco Eating Challenge (sponsored by Moe’s Southwest Grill), New Jersey Margarita Mix-Down Championship, 2015 New Jersey Taco Fest Awards, and live Lucha Wrestling. Visit njtacofestival.com/ for ticket information.

 

COLLINGSWOOD POP UP GALA

This is how the Collingswood’s Pop Up Gala works. The pop up will be held at an undisclosed location and you have to wear white. Just before 7 PM on the night of the event, organizers lead guests to a top-secret spot and hundreds of diners 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: collingswood.com/gala

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12 THROUGH SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20

CAPE MAY FOOD & WINE CELEBRATION

The Cape May Food & Wine Celebration will be held throughout the town featuring winery tours, tastings, demonstrations, Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, dinners and much more. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

 

GRILLING AT THE VINEYARD

Enjoy demonstrations, hors d’ oeuvres, salad and grilled salmon, chicken, pork, beef as it comes off the grill at Hawk Haven Vineyard, 600 South Railroad Avenue, Rio Grande. Winemaker Todd Wuerker will be offering tastes of wine and chef Lucas Manteca, of The Red Store in Cape May, will man the grill. Cash raw bar and cash wine bar. 1 PM; admission $35. This event is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

A FARM-TO-TABLE LUNCHEON WITH THE RED STORE

Attendees at this farm-to-table luncheon will take a trolley shuttle for a farm tour followed by lunch at the Red Store Restaurant, Cape May Point. 10:15 AM; $45. This event is part of the Cape May Food & Wine Celebration sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

CLOS PEGASE AT THE CELLAR CLUB OF THE HO-HO-KUS INN

Sample four wines and small plates from Clos Pegase at the Cellar Club of the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, One East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. The Cellar Club is the Inn’s monthly wine education series and no membership required. Four wines will be sampled, plus small plates. 6.30 PM; $35 exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations: http://hohokusinn.com/event-registration/ or call 201-445-4115.

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