TASTE OF HOPE
On Wednesday, October 26, A Taste of Hope charity event to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held at the Cherry Valley Country Club, 125 Country Club Road, Skillman. Culinary co-chairs are: chef Eric LeVine (chef/partner Morris Tap & Grill and Paragon Tap & Table), pastry chef Michelle Spell (Ava’s Cupcakes) and/or Nancy Marino (American Cancer Society, senior development manager and distinguished events). 6 PM; $100. VIP ticket holders ($150) will have admission to a private food and wine pairing and receive gift bags. For additional information, and to purchase tickets or make a direct donation, contact The American Cancer Society Taste of Hope – New Jersey website.
NEW JERSEY HARVEST WINE FESTIVAL
On Friday, November 4, the New Jersey Harvest Wine festival will be held at the Hilton Short Hills, 41 John F Kennedy Parkway, Short Hills. The general admission ticket includes over 150 wines to taste; food consisting of cheeses, breads, crudités and dips, hot pastas and passed desserts; live music; and a wine glass. 7:30 to 10 PM; $69. Net proceeds from this event will benefit Family Promise of Bergen County, an organization dedicated to alleviating the plight of the homeless in Bergen County. Information and tickets, call 877-571-6690 or visit their website.
On Friday November 4 and Saturday, November 5, The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, One Borgata Way, Atlantic City will feature Savor Borgata, a food and wine event featuring special dinners, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, classes and much more. The following chefs will be in attendance: Wolfgang Puck, Geoffrey Zakarian, Michael Schulson, Michael Symon, Thomas Biglan, Thaddeus DuBois and Marc and Greg Sherry. Information at their website.
OTHER NJ FOOD EVENTS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
FALL WALK AROUND WINE TASTING
Restaurant Nicholas, 160 Route 35 S, Middletown will host a walk-around-wine tasting featuring 18 wines from France, Italy, Germany, California, Oregon and Argentina along with hors d’ oeuvres and artisanal cheeses. 7 PM; $50 of the $75 fee will be put towards your first wine purchase. Reservations: 732-345-9977.
OCTOBER 20 & OCTOBER 21
CAKEBREAD CELLARS WINE DINNER
Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson will host a Cakebread Cellars dinner at 6:30; $99 excluding gratuity and tax. Reservations: 732-933-9272.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
BRICK FARM TAVERN AT BEARD HOUSE, NYC
Executive chef Greg Vassos, of Brick Farm Tavern, Hopewell will be presenting a Garden State Bounty dinner at the Beard House, 167, W 12th Street, New York City. 7 PM; $175; member $135.Reservations: 212-627-2308.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WINE DINNER
A Pacific Northwest wine dinner will be held at Redux: Modern American Cuisine, 3 Central Avenue, Madison; 5:30 PM. For reservations and information, call for reservations, call David Mendez at 973-859-0527.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24
MARCH OF DIMES SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION
The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction will be held at Eagle Oaks Golf Club, 20 Shore Oaks Drive, Farmingdale. 6 to 9PM; $100. Tickets: e-mail [email protected] or call 732- 952-9018.
URBANI TRUFFLE DINNER
An Urbani Truffle Dinner prepared by Giovanni Atzori with the legendary wines of Bruno Giacosa, with Victor Rallo and Daniele Sbordi will be held at Undici Taverna Rustica, 11 West River Road, Rumson. 6:45 PM; $150. Reservations: 732-842-3880.
SILVER OAK WINERY DINNER
A Silver Oak Winery dinner will be held at Rails Steakhouse, 10 Whitehall Road, Towaco; 7 PM. Information and reservations: 973-335-0006.
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