On February 7, John Halligan, executive chef at the Park Steakhouse, Park Ridge, will be cooking the Great Steak Extravaganza at the James Beard House, 167 West 12th Street, New York City.
The following menu will be presented:
Classic filet mignon steak tartar
Surf & turf of sizzling sea scallop topped with foie gras
Absolute Insanity: ten-hour-braised Kobe beef short ribs in Guinness stout with truffle whipped potatoes
Late Night Steak & Eggs, Circa 1979: grilled dry-aged New York sirloin with creamed spinach
Modern take on orange goat cheese flan
7 PM; $155; James Beard Foundation members $125. For reservations call 212-627-2308. Mention that you’re a friend of the Park Steakhouse to receive the member price.
TASTE OF MADISON
On January 28, Taste of Madison will be held at the Madison Hotel, 1 Convent Road, Morristown. 5 PM VIP admission $100; 6:30 PM general admission $65. For tickets call 973-377-7830.
HUDSON RESTAURANT WEEK
You have two weeks to feast at participating restaurants offering discounted prix-fixe meals (lunches starting at $13 and dinners from $23) during Hudson Restaurant Week, Mondays through Fridays from January 28 to February 8. For more information log on to www.hudsonrestaurantweek.com.
SUPER BOWL WEEKEND PAMPERING PACKAGE
Problem: He loves football; you don’t. Solution: Renault Winery Resort, 72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, is offering a pampering package on February 1, 2, or 3 that includes an overnight stay at the Tuscany House Hotel (standard room), a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, breakfast at Joseph’s Restaurant, a 30-minute massage, and a manicure; $200 per person (double occupancy) plus taxes. For more information and reservations call 609-965-2111.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD LAUGH?
On January 30, a Comedy Night Dinner Show will be held at Brandl, 703 Belmar Plaza, Belmar. 6 PM; $60 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 732-280-7501; BYO.
WASSAILING THE APPLE TREES
On February 2, join the Wassailing the Apple Trees party at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton. This is an ancient British tradition where celebrants gather around a bonfire to chant a traditional verse that invokes the positive spirits in the orchards in order to keep the trees safe from evil spirits until the next year’s apples appear. Cider-soaked bread will be tied to an apple tree for the spirits. Activities during the day will include the Princeton-based dance troupe Handsome Molly performing traditional and rural Molly dances of nineteenth-century England, and complimentary donuts and hot cider will be served. Bring your own noisemakers. 1 to 4 PM. For more information and directions call 609-924-2310.
EARLY FOOD EVENT
1/25: A Wine & Food Pairings class and dinner will be held at Renault Winery & Golf Resort, 72 N Bremen Ave, Egg Harbor City. 6:30 PM; $75 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 609-965-2111.
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