Restaurant News

TASTE OF THE NATION EVENTS

On April 28, a charity event, Taste of the Nation Princeton, will be held at the Westin Princeton, Forrestal Village, Princeton, to benefit Share Our Strength, a nonprofit group that strives to end hunger in the U.S. and abroad. More than 40 area restaurants and leading purveyors of specialty foods, fine wines, and spirits will showcase their culinary talents and products. 6 PM; advance tickets $85; tickets at the door, if available, $95. For tickets call 1-877-26TASTE or visit www.tasteofthenation.org/princeton.

On May 5, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Northern New Jersey will be held at Birchwood Manor, 111 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, to raise money for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Eva’s Village. Sample dishes from more than 40 chefs, taste wines from around the world, and bid on culinary packages and gourmet items. 6 to 9 PM; $85 in advance, $95 at the door. For tickets call 973-772-4474.

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NEW SPRING MENU AT THE BERNARDS INN, BERNARDSVILLE
Executive chef Corey Heyer from the Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, has introduced his new spring menu. Some choices are: white and green asparagus; pistachio-crusted rack of lamb; wild Pacific salmon; day boat sea scallops; and grilled loin of rabbit. For reservations call 908-766-0002.

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CAPE MAY HAPPENINGS
On April 26, indulge in a Chocolate Fantasy buffet that will be presented at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington Street, Cape May. 2 PM; $35. For more information and reservations call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

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.

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MEET THE OTHER PAM ANDERSON
On May 5, Pam Anderson, author of The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great, will conduct a class at Viking Cooking School, 4 Sperry Road, Fairfield. The following menu will be demonstrated: quick open-face omelet with spinach, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes; Asian chicken noodle soup; simple apricot pistachio bars; goat-cheese-topped wine biscuits with rosemary and cracked black pepper; fresh tomato flatbread pizza with arugula and proscuitto; and double chocolate tartlets. 6:30 to 9 PM; $69. To register call 973-244-1311 or log on to www.vikingcookingschool.com.

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JEFFREY’S OF WESTFIELD
Jeffrey’s of Westfield, 114 Central Avenue, Westfield, has a newly expanded bar menu and a three-course $19.95 Twilight Dinner menu that’s offered between 4 and 6 PM. For more information and reservations call 908-232-4517.

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ENDLESS HAPPY HOUR
The Madison Bar and Grill, 1316 Washington Street, Hoboken, has an Endless Happy Hour on Thursdays from 4 PM to close. House wines, beers, and well drinks are half price. For more information call 201-386-0300.

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A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO TRY EXPENSIVE WINE
Half-price bottled wine is offered on Monday evenings at restaurant.mc, 57 Main Street, Millburn. For reservations call 973-921-0888.

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