Table Hopping: Escape, Terre à Terre Chefs Cook for Charity

Chef Bryan Gregg, owner of Escape in Montclair, has announced chef Todd Villani of Terre à Terre in Carlstadt will partner with him for a charity dinner to benefit the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of NJ on Wednesday, March 25.

The following menu will be presented:

Amuse: Scallop, grapefruit, poppy seed, and avocado—chef Villani

“Mire Poix” celery-root soup, green onion, pickled carrot—chef Villani

Sot L’y Laisse “chicken oyster” hot coals, sprouted rye, early spring peas—chef Gregg

Monkfish, foraged mushrooms, turnip, haricots verts, and mussel cream—chef Villani

Dry-aged beef, forest flavors, huitlacoche—chef Gregg

Dessert: Brioche, chocolate, hazelnut, orange—chef Gregg

7:30 PM; $68 per person with 50% of the proceeds donated to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of NJ. Reservations: 973-744-0712; BYO.

CLASSIC THYME SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS
Does your child enjoy cooking? Registration is now open for the Classic Thyme Summer Culinary Cooking Camps located at 710 South Avenue W, Westfield, which offers 2-, 3- and 4-day sessions for age groups 4 years old and up. Information and registration at their website.

OTHER FOOD EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

SCOTCH DINNER AT PLEASANTDALE CHATEAU
A four-course Scotch Dinner featuring single-malt Scotch whisky handcrafted at The Balvenie Distillery will be held at the Pleasantdale Chateau, 757 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange. 6:30 PM; $140 tax & service charge included. Enjoy the complete chateau experience and have dinner for two with an overnight stay for $429; tax and service charge included. Reservations: 973-731-5600 ext 3016.

Liberty House Restaurant, 76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, will host a five-course Napa Valley wine dinner. 7 PM; $85. Reservations: 201-395-0300.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20
GIRL’S NIGHT OUT AT SICKLES MARKET
Sickles Market, 1 Harrison Avenue, Little Silver, will host a  “Girls Night Out,” in their greenhouse, featuring premium wines, fine foods, spring fashions, and helpful tips from local experts. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical, Long Branch. For tickets, call 732-741-9563 or purchase in-store. Must be 21 and over. No exceptions, ID Required. 7 to 9 PM; $40. Information: Tori Sickles, [email protected] or call 732-741-9563.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 AND SATURDAY, MARCH 21
ATLANTIC CITY BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Over 150 different breweries from around the country will be at the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, which will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Miss America Way, Atlantic City. For information and tickets, visit the event website.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 TO SUNDAY, MARCH 22
The New Jersey Wine & Food Festival will take place March 20 to 22 at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg with guest of honor David Kinch of the Michelin 2-starred Manresa in Los Gatos, California. Kinch is a James Beard Award-winning chef and recently published his first cookbook, Manresa: An Edible Reflection. On Friday night, March 20, chef Kinch will take part in a dinner at Restaurant Latour paired with winemaker Jen Beloz of The Prisoner Wine Company, and on Saturday March 21 he will host a book signing and be featured in the VIP section of The Grand Tasting. The Festival’s featured wine producer is Larry Stone, estates director of Quintessa and Huneeus Vintners. Other events include educational seminars, a marketplace lunch, a Grand Brunch and Chefs & Winemaker After Party. Proceeds from the Festival will benefit the James Beard Foundation. Tickets and information can be found at the event website or call 844-374-2122.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22
CELEBRITY FOOD & WINE SHOW
A Celebrity Food & Wine Show sponsored by the Giants of Generosity and BMW of Tenafly will be held at the Clinton Inn, 145 Dean Drive, Tenafly, to benefit the Office of Concern Food Bank in Englewood. This event will include a cooking demonstration by executive chef Maneet Chauhan from the television show Chopped, food and wine samplings from area restaurants and a culinary competition. 1 to 4 PM; $65. Tickets available here.

MONDAY, MARCH 23
CHEF’S COUNTER TASTING @ ANTHONY DAVID’S, HOBOKEN
Anthony Pino, chef/owner of Anthony David’s at 953 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, and chef de cuisine Justin Antiorio will create Chef’s Counter Tastings (there are 10 seats) featuring the cuisine of Vento, where they will prepare and serve a five-course meal; BYO. Tickets can be obtained via [email protected] for $100, which includes tax and gratuity. For more info, call 201-222-8399.

TUESDAY, MARCH 24
ATELIER TOUR & DINNER AT RAT’S
A tour of the Johnson Atelier and the Digital Atelier followed by a three-course dinner at Rat’s Restaurant will be held at the Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. 5:30 PM; $79; members $69. Reservations: 609-586-0616.

FLORA SPRINGS WINERY DINNER
Join Paul Gardner of Flora Springs Winery at a wine dinner at Mediterra Restaurant, 29 Hullfish Street, Princeton. 6 PM; $75 excludes tax and gratuity; Reservations: 609-252-9680.

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