The Cape May Spring Festival will be held from April 25 to May 4 and will include special dinners, tours, and exhibits. For more information log on to www.capemaymac.org.
If you find yourself in Cape May on a Sunday or a Wednesday in April or May, take a trolley tour and then have brunch at the Mad Batter Restaurant, Henry’s on the Beach, or the Carriage House Tearoom & Cafe. 10:45 AM; $22; children ages three to twelve $17.50. For reservations call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.
COOKING WITH BEER
Do you like beer with your food? On February 26, learn how to make beer-battered seafood, beef tenderloin and bacon with Belgian ale, and Guinness ice cream at a Cooking With Beer class that will be held at Andre’s Restaurant & Wine Boutique, 188 Spring Street, Newton. 6:30 PM; $75 including a lecture, demonstration, and three-course meal. For reservations call 973-300-4192.
COOKING WITH CHEF TORREZ
On February 25, executive chef Jose Torrez from CoccoLa, Hillsborough, will teach a cooking class, A Taste of CoccoLa, at Kings Cooking Studio, 450 Route 206, Bedminster. Dishes to be demonstrated include: roasted eggplant ravioli topped with Maine lobster; pan-seared sea scallops with fire-roasted green and red peppers; sweet Italian sausage and cremini mushrooms; and flourless chocolate cake. 6:30 to 9:30 PM; $50. To register call 908-719-4966.
LUNCH AND DINNER DEALS
To celebrate its 25th year in business, the Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick, is offering a $25 prix-fixe lunch based on offerings from the regular seasonal menu. For reservations call 732-846-3216.
On Sundays, Epernay, 6 Park Street, Montclair, is offering a family-night menu for $22.95 per person. For reservations call 973-783-0447; BYO.
In a rush at lunchtime? restaurant.mc, 57 Main Street, Millburn, will serve a prix-fixe lunch, with a menu that changes daily, in 45 minutes or it’s on them. Tuesday through Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM; $21. For reservations call 973-921-0888.
CHEERS TO BETSY ALGER
Congratulations to Betsy Alger, co-proprietor of the Frog and the Peach, New Brunswick, who was sworn in as chairperson of the New Jersey Restaurant Association. She is the first woman to head the NJRA in its 66-year history.
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