50th anniversary of Atlantic Cape May Community College:
The college’s 34th annual Restaurant Gala, on Thursday, March 23, will be held at the Avalon Ballroom at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, 777 Harrah’s Boulevard in Atlantic City. It will feature food from more than 40 area restaurants as well as hors d’ouevres prepared by students in the college’s Academy of Culinary Arts.
The event, which starts at 6:30 pm with a cocktail reception, benefits both the academy’s scholarship fund and the college’s foundation. Tickets are $200 per person. For information and to purchase tickets, contact Alicia McMackin at 609-463-4672 or [email protected]
Jersey City Whiskey Fest:
On Friday, March 24, at Harborside Atrium Plaza, 153 Exchange Place in Jersey City, you can meet distillers, blenders and whiskey experts of all stripes and taste every kind of fine whiskey as well as high-end rums, cognac and other spirits. The event takes place from 7 to 10 pm. Must be 21 or older. General admission: $65. jcwhiskeyfest.com
Looking ahead to April, two restaurant events in Rahway:
A Taste of Spring will take place Friday, April 21, from 5:30 to 9 pm at the Rahway Recreation Center, 3 City Hall Plaza. It features 40 regional food establishments, wine, beer and live entertainment. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Info: rahwaytaste.com
Rahway Restaurant Week starts the next day, Saturday, April 22, and continues through April 29. Participating restaurants will offer fixed-price menus at special prices. More information at rahwayishappening.com.