In Cape May, an Irish Whiskey Pairing Dinner for St. Patrick’s Day

Plus: A burger pop-up in Westwood and an Austrian wine dinner in New Brunswick.

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St. Patrick’s Dinner, La Mer Resort Pier House, Cape May
Friday, March 19

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this waterfront resort is organizing a special dinner. The four-course dinner will have an Irish whiskey paired with each dish for $75 per person, reservations required. The menu includes seared turbot paired with Jameson Black Barrel whiskey, seared duck breast with Dingle Single Malt #3, roasted leg of lamb with Red Breast 12-year Cask Strength, and for dessert, a warm Irish apple cake (with a brown butter crumb topping and caramel) paired with Writer’s Tears Copper Pot. There’s also a St. Patrick’s Day Package being offered for guests who would like to stay at the resort for the weekend. To make a reservation, call the restaurant.
La Mer Resort’s Pier House, 1317 Beachfront Avenue, Cape May; 609-884-9000

St. Patrick’s Day Party, Bar Anticipation
Sunday, March 7

This Belmar bar is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with an outdoor party. In true Irish fashion, bagpipers will be there to perform as well as other live performers staggered throughout the day. Doors open at 12:30 pm and the event will begin at 1 pm. Food and drinks specials will be available all day. Make sure to make your reservation online to secure your table.
Bar Anticipation, 703 16th Avenue, Lake Como; 732-681-7422

EightyTwenty Smash Burger Pop-Up, Westwood
Sunday, March 14 and Sunday, March 28

A new traveling burger pop-up hosted by chef Matthew Borgersen, who has been taking a break as executive chef at Caffe Anello, will be coming to Westwood in March. The pop-up is inspired by Hackensack’s White Manna burgers, and are made with meat being smashed on a griddle, topped with American cheese, and served on a potato roll slider. EightyTwenty will be popping up all over Bergen county, but the first dates will be Sunday, March 14 and Sunday, March 28 at Caffe Anello’s location.
EightyTwenty Smash Burger Pop-Up, 11 Madison Avenue, Westwood

Virtual Wine Tasting, Catherine Lombardi
Friday, March 19, 7 pm

Austrian wines are the highlight of this Zoom dinner, where wine experts Peter Schleimer and Johannes Hirsch, as well as Austrian personality Hans Reisetbauer, will join the call. The prix fixe menu starts with artichokes and asparagus with parmigiano-reggiano crisp, the second course is an olive oil poached tuna, the main course is a choice between a pistachio crusted pork chop and cioppino, and dessert includes a lemon tart with elderflower meringue. Each dish is paired with one or two different wines, and for an additional price you can add schnapps to your drink menu. Wine price is $199.95, food price is $89.95, and reservations can be made via phone or email: [email protected].
Catherine Lombardi, 3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick; 732-296-9463

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