Take a Gnocchi Cooking Class at Kitchen 19 in Hammonton

Plus: Other food and wine events in Jersey City, Bernardsville, Cape May and Ocean.

Gnocchi Cooking Class at Kitchen 19
Friday, November 30, 6–8:30pm

Kitchen 19 in Hammonton is a hub of classes, events, and all things culinary supplied by local community chefs, bakers, foodies and educators. This Friday evening “Chef Lou” will be teaching participants how make his gnocchi. The night’s recipe will be seasonal pumpkin gnocchi with butternut squash and brown butter sage. In addition to sampling the gnocchi as you cook, you’ll start the night with a complimentary appetizer, finish it out with cappuccino or tea, and are encouraged to BYO if you’re so inclined. Tickets range from $54-$99. Kitchen 19 Creative Culinary Center, 19 South 2nd Street, Hammonton; 609-878-3488

A Taste of Italy at Satis Bistro
Thursday, November 29, 7:30pm

Something about Satis Bistro’s cozy spot on the corner of Washington in Jersey City seems just right for cold weather dining. This Thursday evening, the salumeria and “European-style café” is offering a “Taste of Italy,” a four-course dinner with Italian wine pairings. Tickets are $75, and you can call or email [email protected] to reserve a seat. Satis Bistro, 212 Washington Street, Jersey City; 201-435-5151

Tomasello Winery Paint & Pasta Dinner
Friday, November 30, 6–9pm

This Friday night, Tomasello Winery offers you a chance to get your seasonal spirit going with a wine bottle painting night and pasta dinner. The paint supplies and light-up wine bottles are part of the ticket price, as are the paint supplies. Drinks aren’t included in the $49.95 ticket price, but there will be a cash bar on site in case you need a little help finding your muse. Tomasello Winery, 225 Whitehorse Pike, Hammonton; 800-MMM-WINE

Bread Baking Basics with the NJ Audubon Society
Saturday, December 1, 12:30–3:30pm

December is the month for house-baked aromatics. If you’re looking to up your baking game, head to Bernardsville this Saturday afternoon. While everyone else battles mall crowds, you’ll learn about the connections between nature and wild yeast, sample fresh-baked breads, and teacher/naturalists Dorothy Smullen and Christine Whorton will teach you how to make your own starter dough to take home. Register in advance; tickets are $22 for non-members, $15 for members. NJ Audobon Society Headquarters, 9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville; 908-396-6386

Lewes Ferry Beer Dinner featuring Dogfish Head
Saturday, December 1, 6:30–9:30pm

Ferry terminals aren’t usually where you go to have fun, but this Saturday evening, Cape May’s Lewes Ferry Terminal actually will be. Go for a five-course dinner from the terminal’s On the Rocks Dockside Grill paired with beers from the Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery. A brewery rep will be on hand to talk you through pairings, which range from an IPA paired with chef Galati’s Scotch egg to a session sour paired with red snapper and a Russian imperial stout to round out your S’mores dessert. Tickets are $66, and include tax and gratuity. On the Rocks Dockside Grill, Cape May Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, Cape May; 609-889-7207

December Wine Portfolio Tasting Event
Friday, December 7, 4–6pm

It’s always good to approach the holiday season with a little wine laid in for the parties and dinners, and Piccola Italia’s giving you a pleasant way to stock up. It’s their last wine portfolio tasting of the year, with a dozen or so wines available for both tasting and purchase, and some complimentary snacks to keep you on your feet. No tickets required. Piccola Italia, 837 West Park Avenue, Ocean; 732-493-3090

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