Foodie Signs of Spring! Seriously!

Spring Tea Party and Easter Egg Hunt:

Dearborn Farms, 2170 Route 35 in Holmdel, will host a tea party and egg hunt from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9. Registration for the egg hunt is limited and required; registration opens Friday, March 31. To register, call 732-264-0256 or visit dearbornmarket.com.

Spring Break Events at Congress Hall Hotel:

The hotel, at 200 Congress Place in Cape May, will host events starting Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 21:

The Case of the Missing Taffy Box will have children looking for clues and searching the hotel for the missing taffy box; 11 am and 1 pm on April 11, 13, 15, 17; $10 per person; reservations required by calling 609-884-6542.

The Never Grow Up Luncheon will transform Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom into the setting of the J.M. Barrie classic story, Peter Pan. Kids will mingle with their favorite characters over lunch at 11 am and 2 pm on Friday, April 14; $35 per child and $15 per accompanying adult; reservations required by Friday, March 31. Call 609-884-6542.

Kids Can Cook, Too! will be led by Congress Hall’s executive chef, Jeremy Einhorn. He will show youngsters how to make themselves a full and tasty lunch. Best part? They get to eat what they make. The class-and-lunch will take place from 10 am to 12:30 pm on Monday, April 10, Thursday, April 13 and Friday, April 21. Tickets are $30 per child, $15 per accompanying adult; call 609-884-6542 to reserve spots by March 31.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will offer kids a special lunch with tea, sandwiches and treats accompanied by characters from Alice in Wonderland; 11 am and 2 pm on Wednesday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 18; $35 per child, $15 per accompanying adult, open to kids ages 6 and older; call 609-884-6542 to make reservations. More information at caperesorts.com.

Easter Sunday Brunch and Dinner:

The Washington Inn, 801 Washington Street in Cape May, will offer an Easter buffet brunch from 10 am to 2 pm on Easter Sunday, April 16; $29.95 for adults, $17 for children.

Starting at 4 pm on Easter Sunday, the Inn will hold an Easter dinner at regular menu prices. 609-884-5697; washingtoninn.com.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
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On Friday, May 5, Blue Moon Mexican Café will celebrate the victory that the Mexican Army—outnumbered 3-to-1—won over invading French forces at the city of Puebla de Los Angeles on May 5, 1862.

The fiesta will start at 3 pm at the three Blue Moon locations—Englewood, Woodcliff Lake and Wyckoff.  Expect the classics: guacamole, tacos and margaritas, plus a deejay and discounts on drinks. 23 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood, 201-541-0600; 42 Kinderkamack Road, Woodcliff Lake,   201-782-9500;  327 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff, 201-891-1331. bluemoonmexicancafe.com.

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