ARTHUR SCHWARTZ RETURNS
On March 12, Arthur Schwartz will be at Montclair High School, 100 Chestnut Street, Montclair, discussing his new book, Jewish Home Cooking. 7:30 PM; $15. Registration is required; call 973-746-6636.
On March 13, Arthur will host a cooking demonstration and book signing at Chef Central, 240 Route 17 North, Paramus. 7 PM. For more information call 201-576-0100.
DINNER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
A TASTE OF RUSSIA
On March 3, a vodka and caviar tasting featuring Imperia vodka drinks and hors d’oeuvres including Petrossian caviar will be held at Morton’s the Steakhouse, Riverside Square Mall, Hackensack. 6 to 7:30 PM; $45 including tax and gratuity.
CELEBRATE SOUTH JERSEY RESTAURANT WEEK
South Jersey Restaurant Week, sponsored by the South Jersey Independent Restaurant Association (aka SJ Hot Chefs), will be held from March 9 to 14, with more than 60 participating restaurants offering a special menu that features unique and signature specialties. Each four-course dinner will be priced at $35. For more information visit www.sjhotchefs.com.
WOMEN OF THE VINE
On March 6 and 10, join winemakers Marketta Fourmeaux, Dorothy Schuler, Carol Shelton, and Signe Zoller at the Women of the Vine Cellars dinners that will be held at Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 90 the Promenade, Edgewater. 6 to 10 PM; $95. Women of the Vine Cellars is an importing and marketing company that has united award-winning women winemakers under one label. For more information call 201-313-9463.
CHIMICHURRI GRILL, NORTH BERGEN
Chimichurri Grill, 7722 Bergenline Avenue, North Bergen, is now exclusively serving free-range, hormone- and antibiotic-free, 100 percent organic grass-fed beef imported from Uruguay. Also, as of April 2008 the restaurant will be offering organic chicken, lamb, pork, and seasonal vegetables. For reservations call 201-453-2345.
COOKING CLASSES TO CONSIDER
Want to prepare healthier meals but don’t know where to begin? On March 4, a Healthy and Hearty Winter Dishes class will be offered at Cook ’N’ Tell, 151 Stone Hill Road, Colts Neck. Instructor Casey Pesce uses local fish, meats, and other products. 7 to 10 PM; $65. To register call 732-577-8484.
Tired of making the same old starters? On March 5, a hands-on Appetizers cooking class will be held at the Brothers Moon, 7 West Broad Street, Hopewell. Chef Will Mooney will teach students how to prepare the following dishes: tuna with sesame vegetables in wonton; plantain chips with sweet-hot BBQ chicken; crab, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime in tortilla cups; molasses-glazed baby-back ribs; and goat cheese with roasted peppers and parsley. 6:30 PM; $45. For reservations call 609-333-1330.
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