SUMMER NIGHTS IN SANTORINI
At Kuzina by Sofia, Sawmill Shopping Center, 404 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, Summer Nights in Santorini will be celebrated on weeknights through September 19, with a variety of 50 hot and cold mezze menu items passed on trays continuously throughout the dining room. For more information call 856-429-1061; BYO.
ATLANTIC CITY PALM RESTAURANT
On July 21, a Benziger wine dinner will be held at the Atlantic City Palm Restaurant, 2801 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City. The following menu will be served:
Reception: Trio of oysters on the half shell with white cranberry mignonette; carpaccio of prosciutto di Parma and imported cheeses; fresh figs, seasonal melon, roasted pistachios, microgreens, and breadsticks
(2006 Benziger Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast)
Broiled jumbo lump crab cake with cucumber mango relish and roasted red pepper aioli
(2006 Benziger Chardonnay, Carneros)
Double-cut lamb rib chop with goat cheese polenta and sun-dried cherry demi-glace
(2004/2005 Benziger Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast)
New York strip with oven-roasted steak fries and haricots verts; cedar-plank-roasted wild Alaskan halibut fillet with Parmigiano-Reggiano and asparagus risotto, tomato saffron broth, and crispy fried leeks
(2005 Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County)
Molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream
(Fonseca Bin 27 Port)
7 to 11 PM; $95 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 609-344-0483.
WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM
On July 19, get your fill of frozen treats at the Annual NJ State Ice Cream Festival, which will be held on Washington Street in Toms River. 11:30 AM to 5 PM. Tasting kits will be available for a small fee. For more information call 732-341-8738.
SECOND-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
On July 17, Rio 22 Brazilian Steakhouse & Sushi Restaurant, 2185 Route 22 West, Union, will have a Carnival celebration to celebrate its second anniversary. The festivities start at 4 PM with a samba band and dancers. For dinner reservations call 908-206-0060.
SILVER WINE DINNER AT THE FROG AND THE PEACH, NEW BRUNSWICK
On July 18, the Frog and the Peach, 29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick, will celebrate its 25 years in business with a four-course Silver Anniversary wine dinner that includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Alumni chefs David Drake, of Restaurant David Drake in Rahway and Daryl Wine Bar & Restaurant in New Brunswick, and Eric Hambrecht, of Stage House Restaurant & Wine Bar in Scotch Plains, will join executive chef Bruce Lefebvre to create a special dinner featuring signature dishes from the Frog’s past. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the New Brunswick Ronald McDonald House. $150 including tax and gratuity. For time information and reservations call 732-846-3216.
7/15: A summer wine dinner will be held at Tavern 344, 344 French Hill Rd, Wayne. 7 to 9 PM; $40. For reservations call 973-696-9440.
7/15: A Techniques for Teens participation cooking class taught by Paul Ingenito, chef/owner of the Perryville Inn, Perryville, will be held at Kings Cooking Studio, 450 Rt 206, Bedminster. 11 AM to 2 PM; $65. To register call 908-719-4966.
7/16: An Organic and Bio-Dynamic Wine Tasting, with wines paired with earth-friendly entrées, will be held at the Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Dr, Northfield. 6 to 10 PM; $65. For reservations call 609-236-4408.
7/16: A seafood dinner featuring white wines from Italy will be held at Pierre’s Restaurant and Wine Bar, 995 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown. 7 PM; $95 including tax and gratuity; casual dress. For reservations call 973-425-1212.
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