Special events focusing on beverages are in the spotlight this winter. From wines to whiskeys, with a cup or two of tea as well, Garden State venues are pouring quality drinks.
At Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen, 110 South Street in Morristown, two primo wine dinners are planned.
On Friday, February 2, the “Mencia Dinner” will feature the wines of Spain’s Raul Perez. Andrew Mulligan, the Spanish wine specialist with Perez’s importer, Skurnik Wines, will be on hand to talk with diners.
On Wednesday, February 7, the “Amazing Pinot Noirs of Kelley Fox,” who works vines in Oregon, will be featured. Fox will be present to speak with diners at the dinner.
Each multi-course dinner, paired with the each winemaker’s wines, will cost $120 per person, not including tax and tip. To reserve, call Jockey Hollow at 973-644-3180. The restaurant’s Web site is jockeyhollowbarandkitchen.com.
Other beverage-focused events:
* Burgundy Wine Dinner, with both Domaine des Epeneaux and Comte Armand Burguet, at Piccola Italia, 837 West Park Avenue in Ocean Township, starting at 7 pm Thursday, February 8. The price of the five-course menu with wines is $125 per person, not including tax and tip. For reservations, call 732-493-3090 or visit piccolaitalianj.com.
* Jersey City Whiskey Festival at Harborside 3 Atrium, with the entrance on Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City, from 7 to 10 pm Friday, February 2. More than 100 styles of whiskey and spirits, as well as food vendors. General admission is $60; designated driver, $15. For tickets, visit jcwhiskeyfest.com.
* Oasis Social Graces Tea Service, at Oasis Farms, 89 Sleepy Hollow Road in Middletown. Future dates for the popular afternoon tea have been announced; all are on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 pm, with seatings at 3 and 4 pm: January 24, February 7 and 21; March 7 and 21; April 18; May 2 and 16. For reservations, e-mail [email protected].
* Heirloom Kitchen, 3853 Route 516 in Old Bridge, will serve a special Valentine’s Day menu from 5 to 10 pm on Wednesday, February 14. The cost is $75 per person, not including tax; a 20 percent service charge will be applied to the bill. For information and reservations, e-mail [email protected].Click here to leave a comment