On Friday, August 14, watch the culinary classic movie Big Night at a private screening at the Heldrich in New Brunswick, followed by dinner at Catherine Lombardi, 3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. The following menu will be served:
Italian Wedding Soup
Trio of Traditional Risotto
Timpano Stage Left Style
Mixed family-style feast of roasted organic chicken, whole-roasted branzino, roasted suckling pig, zucchini flowers, roasted garlic with broccoli rabe and garlic bread.
Dinner and the movie $99 or $125 with Italian country wines. Reservations: 732-828-4444.
LOBSTER PALOOZA AT GLADSTONE TAVERN, GLADSTONE
Lobster Palooza, with a specially priced lobster menu, will be celebrated from August 12 to August 18 at the Gladstone Tavern, 273 Main Street, Gladstone. Corny Cork week with a locally farmed corn menu will be held August 19 to August 25. Reservations: 908-234-9055.
OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
TERRE A TERRE AT BEARD HOUSE, NYC
Executive chef Todd Villani of Terre a Terre, Carlstadt will present a Garden State Bounty dinner at the Beard House, New York City. 7 PM; $170; members $130. Reservations: 212-627-2308.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12
ITALY’S FINEST BREWERIES DINNER AT ESCAPE, MONTCLAIR
Amanti Vino in Montclair will be hosting an Italy’s Finest Breweries dinner at Escape, 345 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. This event will feature the suds from Birrificio Maeilla, Birrificio Rurale, and Retorto Birrificio Artigianale, along with a menu prepared by executive chef Bryan Gregg. 7 to 10 PM; price approximately $78 per person ($48 per person for food, plus gratuity & $30 for beer, per person). Reservations: [email protected].
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
TEQUILA & TACO TASTING
A Tequila & Taco Tasting will be held at Rosie’s Wine Bar, 514 North Avenue, Garwood. 7 PM; $40, plus tax and tip. All other food ordered by event participants will receive a 15% discount. Reservations: 908-518-9463.
SUNDAY AUGUST 16 TO SUNDAY AUGUST 23
CHERRY HILL RESTAURANT WEEK
Cherry Hill Restaurant Week will be held throughout the town with participating restaurants offering three-course dinners for $25 or $35 and two-course lunches for $15 or $20. Information at the event website.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015
A TASTE OF PLACE
A Taste of Place with proceeds donated to Suppers Program and Princeton Nurseries Lands will be held at Eno Terra, 4484 Route 27, Kingston. Admission includes grilled items with seasonal side dishes, antipasti, dessert, and two drink tickets for beer or wine. 2 to 6 PM; $49; minors 20 to 7 years old, $15; children under 6 free. Reservations: 609-497-1777.
FORAGING AND DINING EVENT AT CRYSTAL SPRINGS
Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, will have a farm and foraging event followed by an evening in The Chef’s Garden, which will include a cocktail hour, canapés and the following four-course dinner prepared by executive chef Anthony Bucco: Chanterelles/ NJ Corn / Basil; Lubina/ Plankton / Purslane; Mangalitsa Pig/ Wood Sorrel / Stone Fruit; and Chocolate/ Anise Hyssop / Wine Berries. Foraging at 4 PM departure with a 7 PM return to the Chef’s Garden for cocktail hour and dinner; $115 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 855-977-6473.
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