Check out this week’s batch of food and drink events in New Jersey.
New Fall Menu at Porter (Weehawken)
The menu introduces small plates such as burrata (whipped feta with hazelnuts, heirloom tomatoes and fig jam; pastas—including goat cheese ravioli—and mains such as duck breast with baby turnips, and chicken with butter beans). Porter is also featuring pizzas with toppings such as mozzarella, prosciutto and vodka sauce. Fall cocktails include the Apple a Day (apple vodka, ginger, cinnamon, hard cider) and Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz (Diplomatico Reserva rum, Montenegro Amaro, cold brew and Nutella).
Porter, 1100 Ave. at Port Imperial, Weehawken; 201-430-8415
Fall Festival at La Mer Beachfront Resort (Cape May)
Every weekend through November 14, La Mer Resort is hosting a fall festival. From noon to 5 pm, enjoy family-friendly activities including face painting and cookie decorating. For adults, there will be specialty fall cocktails. From 6–9 pm, musicians will perform on the lawn, which will feature cozy fire pits. Tickets can be purchased on site.
La Mer Beachfront Resort, 1317 Beachfront Ave., Cape May; 609-884-9000
October Feast at Orchard Park by David Burke (East Brunswick)
A special prix-fixe, German-inspired menu is available on Sunday and Monday nights in October at Orchard Park. For $45 per person ($9 extra for beer pairings), you get three courses. Appetizer options include baby gem and red cabbage salad, potato soup and pretzel-crusted bratwurst. For the entrée, choose pork shank, veal cutlet, braised short rib or surf & turf. Dessert is gingersnap bread pudding.
Orchard Park, 670 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick; 732-554-5714
Halloween Party at Concourse Club (Wood-Ridge)
On Saturday, October 30, enjoy a spooky soirée on the Concourse Club’s rooftop to ring in Halloween from 5 pm to close. The evening will feature a DJ, costume contest and a menu of delicious dishes such as lobster bao buns, chicken sliders, the I Dare You banana split and more. Email [email protected] for reservations.
Concourse Club Rooftop, 379 NJ-17 South, Wood-Ridge; 201-710-6459