2015 MONTCLAIR FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
On June 8 at the Gala dinner our favorite chefs, Mitchell Altholz, Highlawn Pavilion; Michael Carrino, Pig & Prince; Ryan DePersio, Fascino, Battello, NICO Kitchen + Bar; Ariane Duarte, Ariane Kitchen + Bar; Francesco Palmieri, Orange Squirrel and a guest chef to be announced, will create a gourmet feast at The Manor in West Orange. Wines will be curated by Sharon Sevrens of Amanti Vino. 6:30 to 10 PM; $175.
On June 13, the Grand Tasting hosted at the Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair, will feature diverse dishes from New Jersey restaurants. Amanti Vino will be presenting wines and spirits from around the world. 7 to 9 PM; $95. A VIP experience is available, which allows access to the museum at 6 PM for $135.
For information and tickets for both events, visit the event website.
DECEMBER 9 TO DECEMBER 14
SATIS BISTRO FOUR-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
To celebrate its fourth anniversary, Satis Bistro, Cafe and Wine Bar, 212 Washington St, Jersey City, (201-435-515) will offer a special prix-fixe tasting menu of Satis Bistro’s "greatest hits" (as voted for by customers) over the past 4 years from December 9 to December 14. Current seasonal menu will also be available.
OTHER FOOD EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3
GAME DINNER AT DAVID BURKE FROMAGERIE, RUMSON
A four-course game dinner will be held at David Burke Fromagerie, 26 Ridge Road, Rumson. 7 PM; $90 exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations: 732-842-8088.
WINE & BRINE DINNER AT MORRIS TAP AND GRILL, RANDOLPH
A five-course Wine & Brine dinner featuring Benziger Wines will be held at Morris Tap and Grill, 500 Rt. 10 West, Randolph. 7 PM; $65. Reservations: 973-891-1776.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4
WHITE TRUFFLE DINNER
A four-course White Truffle dinner with wines from the Piedmont region of Italy will be held at Rat’s Restaurant at the Grounds for Sculpture, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton; 6 PM. For pricing and information, call 609-584-7800.
HOLIDAY FLAVOUR, RED BANK
An evening featuring food samplings, entertainment, prizes, tree lighting and much more will be held at the Molly Pitcher Inn, 88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank, to benefit the Parker Family Health Center & Visiting Nurse Association. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $35 online; $45 at the door. Tickets at their website.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
WINE VS BEER AT FROG AND THE PEACH, NEW BRUNSWICK
A five-course dinner with pairings of one wine and one beer with each course will be held at The Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $115. including tax and tip. Reservations: 732-846-3216.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7
SAMPLINGS FROM RAVAL, JERSEY CITY
Meet the chefs from Jersey City’s anticipated new restaurant Raval Tapas Bar & Lounge at the Jersey City Project’s Project: Market, a holiday marketplace celebrating local, handmade, and seasonal offerings located at City Hall Plaza, 280 Grove St, Jersey City. Executive chef Michael Fiorianti and new chef de cuisine Ed Radich (formerly of OX) will be sampling a selection of their tapas; 11 AM to 6 PM.
WINE TASTING AT THE PLUCKEMIN INN, BEDMINSTER
A Winter Walk Around wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres will be held at The Pluckemin Inn, 359 Rt 206 South, Bedminster; 2:30 PM; $30. Reservations: 908-658-9292.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8
WINE DINNER AT THE WASHINGTON HOUSE, BASKING RIDGE
A five-course European Wine Tour dinner will be held at The Washington House, 55 S Finley, Basking Ridge. 7 PM; $85. Reservations: 908-766-7610.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9
RIEDEL WINE GLASS TASTING SEMINAR
A Riedel Wine Glass Tasting Seminar to benefit the Boy Scouts of America will be held at Miele Center at Princeton, 9 Independence Way (Route 1 N), Princeton. 6 to 8 PM; $138 includes cocktail reception, wine tasting, coffee and desserts. Each attendee also receives a four-glass Riedel tasting set valued at $138. Registration required at www.give.ppbsa.org or call Joseph Gonnella at 973-765-9322 ext 242 or [email protected].
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10
THE FEAST OF SEVEN FISHES
Learn how to make marinated fresh anchovies with pickled peppers, clams oregano, garlicky shrimp, cioppino, monkfish and gremolata, quick braised kale and honey fritters at a Feast of Seven Fishes cooking class that will be held at Heirloom Kitchen, 3853 Rt 516, Old Bridge. 6:30 PM; $100. Reservations: 732-727-9444.
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