Events of Many Flavors

A Jamaican cooking demo, a tasting of worldwide wines, another of flavored vodkas, and a chef cooks for those who can't cook for themselves.


Cooking Demo with Chef Kwame Williams: The chef of the popular Jamaican restaurant Vital, in Montclair, will lead a free cooking demonstration at Williams-Sonoma, 630 Valley Road in Upper Montclair, from 1 to 4 pm, Saturday, March 4. Williams, who recently was selected to take part in the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs’ Boot Camp, from March 12 to 14, at the Inn at Serenbe, in Chatt Hill, Georgia, will show home cooks how to create meals from Williams-Sonoma Sun Basket recipes. For information, call 973-783-1799

Around the World Wine-tasting: More than 100 wines from regions worldwide will be offered at The Bernard’s Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road in Bernardsville, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Friday, March 10. The wines will come from the inn’s own cellar, which has received accolades from The Wine Spectator and The World of Fine Wines. Reservations are required and are $55 per person. 908-766-0002

House-infused Vodka and Food Pairing: A food-and-vodka pairing dinner will take place at Piccola Italia, 837 West Park Avenue in Ocean Township, starting at 7 pm on Friday, March 10. The four-course dinner includes five different aquavit. Cost per person is $69.95 per person, not including tax and tip. Reservations advised. 732-493-3090

Chefs Deliver to Those in Need: Chef Meny Vaknin, of Mishmish in Montlcair, on Monday, June 12 will take part in a program for Citymeals on Wheels at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. He will be one of 50 chefs gathering for the 32nd annual Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals. It’s a follow-up for Vaknin, who last week—as part of the Chefs Deliver program from Citymeals—cooked and delivered a Mediterranean-inspired dinner to senior citizens living in Manhattan’s East Village. Chefs Deliver brings together a rotating cast of chefs in the region who deliver meals to people too frail to shop or cook for themselves. To read more about Vaknin’s participation, click here. For more about the organization, see


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