On Saturday, September 26, Heirloom Kitchen, Old Bridge, will be collaborating on an Italian Classics Cocktail Class at Michael White’s Due Mari, 78 Albany Street, New Brunswick. Learn the history behind Italian classic cocktails, including a Negroni, Americano, and Aperol Spritz. Three cocktails will be demonstrated and each student will take home recipes, as well as their very own Mason Shaker (a $30 retail value)! Due Mari will provide lite fare such as arancini and crostinis. 3 PM; $58 inclusive of tax and gratuity. To register, visit their website or call 732-727-9444.
LEGAL SEAFOODS OYSTER FESTIVAL
Legal Seafoods at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus (201-843-8483) and The Mall at Short Hills (973-467-0089) will be hosting their seventh annual “Oyster Festival” from September 17 to October 14 with a special all-oyster menu. This annual Oyster Festival includes fried and baked oysters with various sauces and fillings that can be ordered in three-piece servings.
OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
CLOS PEGASE AT THE CELLAR CLUB OF THE HO-HO-KUS INN
Sample four wines and small plates from Clos Pegase at the Cellar Club of the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern, One East Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. The Cellar Club is the Inn’s monthly wine education series and no membership required. Four wines will be sampled, plus small plates. 6.30 PM; $35 exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations at their website or call 201-445-4115.
PEACOCK INN WINE DINNER
A four-course Sassicaia & Nardi wine dinner will be held at The Peacock Inn, 20 Bayard Lane, Princeton. 7 PM;$165 plus tax and gratuity. This event will have community seating and all wines will be available for purchase. Reservations: 609-924-1707.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
NEW JERSEY CHEFS TABLESIDE DINNER
The Westin Governor Morris Hotel, Morristown will host a NJ Tableside dinner, to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Sixteen chefs will create a five-course menu with wine pairings for 10 guests each. Chefs and guests will be matched at random. Cocktails start at 6 PM, dinner at 7 PM; $200. Reservations at their website.
WINES OF THE RHONE EVENT
A Wines of the Rhone tasting with 8 wines and food pairings will be held at The Ryland Inn, 115 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse Station. 6 to 8 PM; $65. Reservations: 908-534-4011.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
MONET’S PALATE COOKBOOK SIGNING
Along with a cider tasting, Amanti Vino, 30 Church Street, Montclair (973-509-9463) will host a book signing for Monet’s Palate Cookbook with author Aileen Bordman from 6 to 8 PM.
LOIRE VALLEY DINNER AT THE PLUCKEMIN INN, BEDMINSTER
A Loire Valley dinner with sommelier Brian Hider will be held at the Pluckemin Inn, 359 Route 206 South, Bedminster. 7 PM; $115, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 908-658-9292.
THE BITTER AND THE SWEET
A Garden Tasting of Aperitifs and Digestifs with passed hors d’oeuvres will be held at the Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick 7 PM; $40 plus tax and tip. Reservations: 732-846-3216.
PENFOLDS WINE DINNER
A five-course Penfolds wine dinner will be held at Steakhouse 85, 85 Church Street, New Brunswick. 7 PM; $125, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 732-247-8585.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Tickets are now on sale for an Outstanding in the Fields dinner, which will be held on Saturday, September 19, at Great Road Farm 1459 Great Road, Skillman. Farmers Steven Tomlinson & Jim Nawn will host this event with a menu presented by executive chef Crawford Koeniger of Agricola Eatery in Princeton. 3 PM; $210. For tickets, visit their website.
BIKE TOUR DE FARM
A bike Tour de Farm NJ will be held Warren County followed by a Farm to Fork dinner. For information and to register, visit their website.
HARVEST BREW FEST IN CAPE MAY
The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. will host a Harvest Brew Fest, from 10 AM to 6 PM which will include local food, wine, beer, spirits and talent. Admission to the grounds is free but there will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Commemorative t-shirts will be available. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508 or visit their website.
SEPTEMBER 19 TO SEPTEMBER 27
MONTCLAIR RESTAURANT WEEK
Montclair Restaurant Week will be held September 19 to September 27 with participating restaurants offering special prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus. Information available here.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
A CELEBRATION OF THE ORCHARD APPLE
The Chef’s Garden at Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg will host a reception with canapés followed by dinner featuring the Orchard Apple. 4 PM at the amphitheater followed by dinner at 6:45 PM; $55 plus tax and gratuity. Guest will also receive a care package of cider donuts. Reservations: 844-228-0256.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
RESTAURANT LATOUR AT BEARD HOUSE
Executive chef Anthony Bucco from Restaurant Latour, Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, will be presenting a Grand Wine, Grand Feast dinner at The Beard House, 167 West 12th Street, New York; 7 PM. Reservations: 212-627-2308.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
ATELIER TOUR AND DINNER AT RAT’S, HAMILTON
An atelier tour and three-course dinner will be held at Rat’s Restaurant, 16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 5:30 PM; $89; members $79. Reservations: 609-584-7800.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
AMARONE WINE DINNER
A six-course Amarone wine dinner will be held at Le Malt, 1021 St Georges Avenue, Colonia. 7 PM; $65 includes tax and gratuity. Reservations available here.
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