THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19
A five-course Dick Vermeil Wine, NFL Pigskin Classic dinner, will be held at Robert’s Steakhouse, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel, Atlantic City. 6 PM; $110 (exclusive of tax and gratuity) includes a complimentary bottle of Vermeil Wines’ Zinfandel signed by coach Vermeil. For reservations, call 855-500-7623 or e-mail Kim Mullins, Robert’s director of sales and marketing at [email protected]
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
In honor of its 30th anniversary, The Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis St, New Brunswick, will hold a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project with live entertainment and samplings from its summer food and drink menus. 6 to 10 PM; suggested donation $100 per couple. To RSVP or for more information, call 732-846-3216.
Slow Food Northern NJ & The Ethical Culture Society will screen, “La Cosecha,” (the harvest), a film about the children in the U.S. who harvest 20 percent of our food. The Ethical Culture Society is located at 516 Prospect St, Maplewood. 7:30 PM; suggested donation $5. RSVP by September 18 to [email protected]
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
The Jersey Skyline Wine Festival will be held at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park. Noon to 5 PM; $20; $25 at the gate; two-day pass, $40. Tickets are available at the event website.
Oktoberfest will be held at the Red Tail Lodge at Mountain Creek, Crystal Springs Resort, 200 Route 94, Vernon, with food—German classics such as bratwurst, knockwurst, weisswurst, potato pancakes, German potato salad—German beers, live entertainment and much more. Saturday, 11 AM to 9 PM; Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; $5 admission; children under 5 free; free parking; preferred parking $20. Visit the event website or 973-827-5996.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
The Stone House at Stirling Ridge, 50 Stirling Ave, Warren, will host a family-style dinner featuring produce from its Dancing Goat farm and other local farms, paired with local beer and wines, presented by executive chef Jerry Villa. 2 PM; $85. Reservations: 908-754-1222.
The Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival will be held at the White Street parking lot, Red Bank, to benefit the John & Jane H. Booker Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center, the Cancer Institute of NJ Foundation, and Red Bank River Center. Noon to 7 PM; donation is $5 for anyone over 10 years old. Rain date 9/29. Information: [email protected] or 732-829-1104.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
A Culinary Classic will be held at The Mill at Spring Lake Heights, 101 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake Heights, to benefit the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. 5 to 9 PM; $75. Tickets can be purchased by calling 732-918-2600 or online at the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties website.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Octoberfest will be celebrated at Satis, 212 Washington St, Jersey City with Bavarian beers and classic Octoberfest hors d’oeuvres. 8 PM; $40, plus tax and tip. Reservations: 201-435-5151.
A five-course Caymus & The Wagner Family of Wines dinner will be held at Fin, Tropicana Casino And Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 6 PM; $125, includes tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased at www.Ticketmaster.com or call 609-340-4202.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25
A five-course Caymus Wine dinner will be held at The Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville. 6:30 PM; $120, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 908-766-0002.
A California Red Wine Tasting with hors d’oeuvres, will be held at One53, 153 Washington St, Rocky Hill; $70. Reservations: 609-921-0153.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
A Farm-to-Table dinner will be held at the Barn at Perona Farms, Andover to benefit the ScoutStrong program of the Boy Scouts of America.7 PM; $250. For tickets, call Joseph Gonnella at 973-765-9322 ext. 242.
A Fall Fun cocktail class will be held at Liberty House, Liberty State Park, 78 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City. Information and reservations: 201-395-0300.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
The New School will be hosting a panel on "The Founding of the Food Network: A 20 Year Retrospective," at Wollman Hall (B500), Eugene Lang College, 65 West 11th St, New York. 6 to 7:30 PM; free and open to the public.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Grape Expectations, a food and wine event, with special guest Eric Asimov (New York Times chief wine critic), will be held at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair to benefit the library. Mr Asimov will collaborate with Sharon Sevrens of Amanti Vino Wines and chef Ariane Duarte of CulinAriane restaurant to curate a tasting and wine education seminar for the first portion of the evening. 6:30 to 7:30 PM; $250, includes a copy of Asimov’s book and entrance to the general event. From 7:30 to 10:30 PM, a festive wine and food adventure will celebrate the works of Charles Dickens; $100. Some participants include: 12 West, Amanti Vino, CulinAriane, Fricassee, Little Daisy Bakeshop, Pig & Prince, Terra at the Isabel Rose, Let’s Spoon, and Continuum Living. The Wine Class tickets can be purchased by e-mailing Anita at [email protected] The general event tickets can be purchased at the Montclair Public Library Foundation website.
A Taste of Medford will be held at Kirby’s Mill, 275 Church Road, Medford; noon to 3 PM. Information: [email protected] or call 609-969-3838.
Hamilton Park BBQ Festival to benefit the Hamilton Park Conservancy will be held at 232 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, rain or shine, with food from vendors and beer by NJ Beer Company; Noon to 8 PM. Information can be found at the event’s Facebook page.
The Big Brew Beer Festival will be held at The Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave, Morristown. VIP buffet provided by Morris Tap & Grill and Food Network Chopped champion chef Eric LeVine will be doing a beer-related cooking demo. Information and tickets, visit the event website.
A five-course meal prepared by chef Patrick Yves Pierre-Jerome will be held at St James Episcopal Church, 581 Valley Road, Montclair. 6:30 PM; $65.00 payable in cash on arrival. Reservations: 973-600-4235.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
The Epicurean Palette will be held at the Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 1 to 4 PM; $140; member $110; VIP $225 from 11 AM; day of event $175. For information, visit epicureanpalette.org.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
Attention beer aficionados! The 3rd Annual Jersey City Homebrew Competition will be held at the 4th Street Arts & Music Festival, 377 4th Street, Jersey City, from 4 to 8 pm. The competition is sponsored by the Jersey City Brew Club and Jersey City Ties, a professional organization promoting community development through service and social events. A portion of proceeds will benefit 4th Street Arts, Inc. To compete or to judge or just to attend and get more info, visit http://jerseycitybrewclub.com/jersey-city-homebrew-contest. Also www.facebook.com/JCbrewcomp Tickets, $20; advance tickets available at http://jchb.brownpapertickets.com/