Iron Chef Morimoto Coming to Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater

Plus: Other food, beer and wine events in Atlantic City, Holmdel, Princeton and more.

Iron Chef Morimoto at Mitsuwa Marketplace

Saturday, March 30, 2 pm 

Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater is hosting none other than the Iron Chef himself. To promote his newly launched ready-to-prepare Momosan Ramen, Masaharu Morimoto will do a cooking demonstration at the market and follow that up with a book signing. Speaking of books, if you don’t already own a copy of Mastering the Art of Japanese Cooking, copies will be available for purchase there. The cooking demo begins at 2 pm, though we imagine you might have to miss the end to get a good place in line for the book signing, which begins at 3:30. Mistuwa Marketplace, 595 River Road, Edgewater; 201-941-9113

Sam Adams Beer Dinner at Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill

Thursday, March 28, 7 pm

This week marks Atlantic City’s first-ever “Beer Week” (officially, anyway), and if you haven’t hit any of the city’s events you can still grab dinner Thursday night or some sudsy brunch this weekend at Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill at Caesar’s. Thursday’s dinner is a four-course menu with dishes like Slow Roasted Berkshire Pork Belly and Wood-Grilled Tenderloin Medallions with Bone Marrow Toast paired with Samuel Adams beers like New World Tripel and Thirteenth Hour Stout. Weekend brunch will be served from noon to 5pm, with special dishes and limited release Firestone Walker beers. Tickets for the dinner are $50, and can be purchased here. Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill, 2100 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City; 609-343-2600

Sicilian Four-Course Wine Dinner at Mediterra

Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 pm

For another installment of their “Wherever the Olive Grows” dinner series, guest chef Nicolo Angileri is taking over the kitchen at Princeton’s Mediterra for a four-course culinary ode to the regional cuisines of Sicily. Marco Scapagnin of Firriato Winery in Paceco will pair each dish with a Sicilian wine. Tickets are $70 before tax and tip, and can be purchased online. Mediterra 29 Hulfish Street, Princeton; 609-252-9680

Central + Main Birthday Celebration

Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 pm

First birthday parties are typically where a bunch of adults gather around a bewildered infant and wait patiently for a maximum-stickiness “cake smash.” This is a different kind. Next Tuesday, Leia Gaccione’s Central + Main is celebrating a year in business with a four-course dinner and wine pairing (no word on the menu yet, but where Gaccione is concerned, we’re guessing it’s good). Reservations can be made over the phone, with a $50 per person wine fee due at the time of the reservation and a $70 dinner fee the night of. Central + Main, 3 Central Avenue, Madison; 973-845-6622 

Book Launch with Katie Parla

Friday April 5, 5:30–8:30 pm 

Rome-based writer, educator, and journalist Katie Parla has just released her long-awaited cookbook, The Food of the Italian South, and Corbo & Sons at Bell Market will celebrate with two ticketed events, an Apertivo Hour ($65) and a seated dinner ($125), both on Friday. From 5:30 to 8:30, sommelier Chantelle Corbo and Parla will work through a few prepared dishes from the book with pairings selected by Corbo for each taste. Chef Richard Corbo follows up at 8 pm with a “Food of the Italian South Seated Dinner,” with three courses inspired by the cookbook (and more pairings from Chantelle). Your ticket for either event buys you a signed cookbook. Ticket prices do not include tax or tip. Corbo & Sons, 101 Crawford’s Corner Road, Holmdel; 732- 365-2500

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