On Tuesday, April 19, join 50 of the area’s chefs and restaurants at Cooking For Kids: Gourmet Fare From Everywhere at the Westmount Country Club, 728 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, to benefit the St Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Confirmed participants include Bravo TV’s Top Chef contestant chef Ariane Duarte of Ariane Kitchen & Bar in Verona; winner of the Food Network’s Chopped, chef Michael Carrino from Pig & Prince Gastro Lounge in Montclair; chef Ryan DePersio of Fascino in Montclair, Nico Kitchen + Bar at NJPAC and Battello in Jersey City; Food Network’s Sweet Genius contestant chef Colleen Grapes of Oceana in New York, NY; chef Eric B. Levine of Morris Tap & Grill in Randolph and Paragon Tap & Table of Clark, also a winner of Chopped; winner of the Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, chef Francesco Palmieri of The Orange Squirrel in Bloomfield; and Fox TV’s Hell’s Kitchen contestant, chef Anton Testino of the newly opened Axton’s in Pompton Lakes; chef Christian Piscoya of Hat City Kitchen and over 30 other chefs who will offer samplings of their signature dishes. In addition, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace will be serving as the event’s beverage sponsor, offering guests tasting pours of fine wines and spirits. 6 to 7 PM, VIP reception; 7 to 9:30 PM general admission. For information and tickets, visit the event website.
OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
ST SUPERY ESTATE WINE DINNER
A St. Supéry Estate wine dinner will be held at Mediterra Restaurant, 29 Hulfish Street, Princeton. 6 to 9 PM; $109 excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations: 609-252-9680.
THURSDAY APRIL 7
SAN FELICE WINE DINNER
A four-course San Felice wine dinner will be held at Novita Bistro & Lounge, 25 New Street, Metuchen. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $99. Reservations: 732-549-5306.
JERSEY SHORE COOKBOOK SIGNING & COCKTAIL HOUR
Author Deborah Smith will attend The Jersey Shore Cookbook Signing & Cocktail Hour at Ama Ristorante, 1485 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright from 6 to 8 PM $50; $75 per couple. Each ticketholder will receive:
A signed copy of The Jersey Shore Cookbook (Couples will receive one cookbook.)
A chance to meet the author and a personalized book signing
Passed hos d’oeuvres and one complimentary wine or beer
A chef demo by executive chef Charles Lesbirel
An Ama Ristorante $15 reward card
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER
Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), will hold its 10th Annual Wine Tasting fundraiser featuring wines, foods and desserts, a premium spirits tasting, cork pull and silent auction at Battello, 502 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City; 6 to 10 PM. For tickets and more information, please visit the event website.
FRIDAY APRIL 8 AND SATURDAY APRIL 9
THE ATLANTIC CITY BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Beer lovers will have the opportunity to taste more than 1,000 different beers from 150 breweries at the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival at the Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Miss America Way, Atlantic City. Plans are for musical acts, culinary demonstrations by local chefs, educational seminars and vendors selling beer-related items and much more. Three sessions are planned: April 8 from 8 PM to midnight; April 9 from noon to 4 PM; and 6 to 10 PM; $55 in advance; $60 at the door. A designated driver ticket is available at the door for $20. For tickets, visit the event website.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
PACIFIC RIM DINNER
A five-course Pacific Rim dinner will be held at Andre’s, 112 Tomahawk Trail, Sparta; $55. Reservations: 973-726-6000. BYO.
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