Unwind at Juniper Hill’s Wine Wednesdays

Plus: Other food events in Asbury Park, Cape May and Holmdel.

Wine Wednesdays at Juniper Hill

Annandale

From 3 pm to close every Wednesday, Juniper Hill is hosting its popular Wine Wednesdays. Each week the staff opens one of its favorite bottles of wine and offers $7 glasses to guests dining in. (A glimpse at the menu: a Roasted Heirloom Carrots appetizer, a Miso Grilled Salmon entrée and a Chamomile Panna Cotta dessert.) Guests can also pick up their favorite bottle of draft wine for $20.

Juniper Hill, 73 Beaver Ave., Annandale; 908-335-8905

Friday Dinner Specials at Bell Market

Holmdel

This Monmouth County spot has announced the return of its Friday dinner specials. Updated weekly and designed to feed 4–6 people, meals include a side dish and dessert—plus quick and easy heating instructions. Kicking off the first special: Braised Chipotle Beef Tacos, Frijoles Borrachos (also known as Drunken Beans) and Churro Tres Leches Cake. Check the website for the weekly menu; pick up meals on Fridays, anytime after noon.

Bell Market, 101 Crawfords Corner Rd., Holmdel; 732-365-2110

Rum Pairing Dinner at La Mer Beachfront Resort

Cape May • Friday, April 16

The Pier House is celebrating warm weather with a rum pairing dinner at La Mer Resort. Each dish in the four-course meal will be accompanied by a complementary Caribbean rum (not to mention a beautiful view of the water). Plates will include Caribbean Spiced Shrimp (with an Angostura 1824), Coconut and Macadamia Nut–Crusted Seared Mahi (with an 18-year Flor de Cana), Pork Medallions in Pineapple Rum Sauce (with Ron Zucapa, XO) and Vanilla Ice Cream in a Toasted Coconut Shell (with Plantation Isle of Fiji). Call for reservations; $75 per person.

La Mer Beachfront Resort, 1317 Beachfront Ave., Cape May; 609-898-2244

Gin & Jazz Tasting Event at Asbury Lanes

Asbury Park • Saturday, April 17

After hosting its Good Old-Fashioned Whiskey Tasting event, Asbury Lanes is turning toward gin-based cocktails. Enjoy a tasting menu by Chef Michael Dunston while Other One & Friends performs classic jazz. The three courses: a Local 130 Scallop Crudo with a Yuzu Vinaigrette, Bierig Brothers Lamb with Minted Brown-Butter Radish, and a dessert of Berries, Cream and Shortbread. Tickets ($60 per person) can be purchased online.

Asbury Lanes, 210 5th Ave., Asbury Park; 732-774-7100

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