Food Events

5/1: A Chefs Gala black-tie event to benefit Table to Table will be held at the Alpine Country Club, 80 Anderson Ave, Demarest. Chef André Soltner will be the guest of honor. 6:30 PM; $300. For more information and tickets call 201-444-5500.

5/1: The Fourth Annual Food and Wine Tasting sponsored by the Association for Advancement of Mental Health will be held at Rider University, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville. 6 to 9 PM; $75. For tickets call 609-759-7447.

5/1: A six-course spring wine dinner will be held at Liberty House Restaurant, Liberty State Park, Jersey City. 7 PM; $70. For reservations call 201-395-0300.

5/2: An Evening With the Wines of Hermann J. Wiemer will be held at Berta’s Chateau, 7 Grove St, Wanaque. 7:30 PM. For price information and reservations call 973-835-0992.

5/2: A five-course, five-wine Piedmont, Italy, wine dinner will be held at Stage House Restaurant and Wine Bar, 366 Park Ave, Scotch Plains. 7:30 PM; $65. For reservations call 908-322-4224.

5/2: A walk-around wine tasting with passed hors d’oeuvres and small plates will be held at the Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis St, New Brunswick. 7 to 9 PM; $69 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 732-846-3216.

5/3: The annual wine tasting will be held at Moorestown Community House, 16 E Main St, Moorestown. 5:30 to 8:30 PM; $55. For tickets call 856-235-0326.

5/3: Kentucky Derby Day, which includes a bourbon tasting, brunch at Liberty House Restaurant, and a live feed of the race, will be held at Liberty State Park, Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Noon to 7 PM; tickets range from $250 to $500. For more information and tickets call 908-629-0386 ext 209.

5/3 and 5/4: The Greek Orthodox Parish of Hunterdon County will host its Fourth Annual Opa! Big, Fat Greek Festival at Razberry’s Banquet Center, Rt 12 E, Flemington, to raise money for a new Byzantine-style church.

5/4: A three-course dinner with live music will be held at the Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St, Cape May. 7:30 PM; $60. For reservations call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

5/5: A six-course cooking demonstration will be held at Harvest Bistro, 252 Schraalenburgh Rd, Closter. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $70. For reservations call 201-750-9966.

5/5: A charity event, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, will be held at Birchwood Manor, 111 N Jefferson Rd, Whippany, to raise money for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Eva’s Village. 6 to 9 PM; $85 in advance; $95 at the door. For tickets call 973-772-4474.

5/5: The 2008 Culinary Classic will be held at the Mill at Spring Lake Heights, 101 Old Mill Rd, Spring Lake Heights, to benefit the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. 5 to 9 PM; $85.

5/6: A Southern, French, and Creole cooking class taught by Chef Jesse Jones will be held at Classic Thyme, 710 South Ave W, Westfield. 7 to 10 PM; $59. For more information and to enroll call 908-232-5445.

5/7: A hands-on Vegetarian, Healthy, and Local cooking class will be held at the Brothers Moon, 7 W Broad St, Hopewell. 6:30 PM; $45. For reservations call 609-333-1330.

5/7: The Second Annual Beefsteak Dinner & Tricky Tray Auction Fundraiser will be held at the Brownstone, 351 W Broadway, Paterson, to benefit the Mental Health Clinic of Passaic. 6 to 10 PM; $45. For tickets call 973-473-2775 ext 109.

5/7: A Cookin’ Country demonstration class with Chef Jesse Jones will be held at Kings Cooking Studio, Short Hills. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $55. To register call 973-463-6500.

5/7: A B.R. Cohn Winery dinner will be held at Harvest Bistro, 252 Schraalenburgh Rd, Closter. 7 PM; $100 plus tax and 20 percent gratuity. For reservations call 201-750-9966.

5/7: A four-course Viñedo de los Vientos wine dinner will be held at Restaurant David Drake, 1449 Irving St, Rahway. 6:30 PM; $125 plus tax and 20 percent gratuity. For reservations call 732-388-6677.

5/9: An evening of fine wine, food, and conversation with Deborah Brenner, author of Women of the Vine, will be held at Mia Restaurant, 2100 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City. 7 PM; $130. For reservations call 609-441-2345.

5/9: A Best of Burgundy and Rhone wine dinner will be held in the wine cellar at Restaurant Latour, Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hardyston. $800 plus tax and gratuity. For more information and reservations call 973-827-0548.

5/9: A Spring Grand Tasting sponsored by Super Saver Wines and Spirits and Buy-Rite Liquor will be held at the Hyatt of New Brunswick, 2 Albany St, New Brunswick, to benefit the Robert Wood Johnson Cancer Institute of NJ. 7 to 11 PM; $80. For tickets call 908-722-6700.

5/9: High Street Grill, 64 High St, Mount Holly, will host a four-course Bourgogne wine dinner. 7 to 9:30 PM; $85. For reservations call 609-265-9199.

5/11: A three-course dinner with live music will be held at the Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St, Cape May. 7:30 PM; $60. For reservations call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

5/12: A three-course Simply Elegant Dinner Parties cooking class will be held at Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique, 188 Spring St, Newton. 6:30 PM; $65 including meal, lecture, and demonstration. For reservations call 973-300-4192.

5/13: A Cookin’ Country demonstration class with Chef Jesse Jones will be held at Kings Cooking Studio, Bedminster. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $55. To register call 973-463-6500.

5/14: A five-course Wine Journey of Southern France dinner will be held at Restaurant Serenade, 6 Roosevelt Ave, Chatham. 7 PM; $150 all inclusive. For reservations call 973-701-0303.

5/15: A wine tasting event, Uncorked, will be held at the Montclair Art Museum, 3 S Mountain Ave, Montclair, to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. 7 PM; $200. For tickets call 908-355-3663 ext 245.

5/17: The Gateway International Wine Festival will be held at Hamilton Farm, 1040 Pottersville Rd, Gladstone. Noon to 6 PM; $40; in advance $30. For tickets call 410-769-8223.

5/17: The Nineteenth Annual NJ State Chili & Salsa Cook-Off will be held on Washington St, Toms River. 11 AM to 5 PM. Tasting kits will be available for a small fee. For more information call 732-341-8738.

5/18: A Spring Lilac Party with a wine tasting and a light supper will be held at the Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Rd, Far Hills, to benefit the arboretum. 4:30 PM; tickets range from $125 to $275 (a $275 ticket includes a special concert and champagne reception starting at 3 PM). For more information and tickets call 908-234-1815.

5/18: A Wines for Summer Sipping tasting sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts will be held at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St, Cape May. 1 to 3 PM; $25. For more information and reservations call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

5/19: The Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter Grand Tastings event will be held at Pleasantdale Chateau, 757 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange. 6 to 9:30 PM; $350. For tickets call 908-781-8418.

5/19: A four-course demonstration cooking class will be held at Prickly Pear Restaurant, 80-30 Main Street Plaza, Hackettstown. For more information call 908-979-0003; BYO.

5/21: The Great Grill & Pig Out to benefit Table to Table will be held at the Estate at Florentine Gardens, 97 Rivervale Rd, River Vale, with guest of honor Chef Waldy Malouf. 6:30 PM; $175. For more information and tickets call 201-444-5500.

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