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FOODIE THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

 

Foodie Things to Do

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THIS WEEKEND:

Through March 28: Collingswood welcomes foodies from near and far to its bi-annual restaurant week. The week features three- and four-course meals at prices ranging from $25 to $35 per person. Restaurants will feature popular dishes that are typical of their cuisines, which range from Italian to American to Mexican to Cuban. For more information, including a list of participating restaurants, click here.

 

March 28: Hudson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) hosts its 8th Annual Wine Tasting, with more than 90 world-class wines to taste and delicious foods and desserts. Bottles of wine ranging in value from $25 to $300 can be won with purchase of a “cork” for the cork pull. Live and silent auctions will offer attendees the opportunity to bid on getaways, local experiences and services, sports memorabilia, luxury gift baskets and much more. The event will be held at the Atrium at Harborside Financial Center in Jersey City from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free parking is available. To purchase tickets and for more information about this event, please visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.

March 28: Show your support for the New Jersey Agricultural Society’s three programs: New Jersey Farmers Against Hunger, Learning Through Gardening, and the New Jersey Agricultural Leadership Development Program by attending the Spring in the Garden State Gala. This is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds help cover operating costs of the three aforementioned programs. Ticket and sponsorship details can be found here. The event will be held at Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe.

March 28 to 30: The New Jersey Food and Wine Festival is a three-day event celebrating the world’s finest wines and renowned chefs. The festival will benefit the James Beard Foundation, which aims to celebrate, nurture and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through inspirational programming. Events include a champagne reception, “Battle of the NJ Sous Chefs” and “The Art of Blending Bourbon,” among many others. Tickets are available here, and prices vary depending on the individual event. Crystal Springs Resort, Rt 94 & 2 Chamonix Drive, Vernon Township.

March 29: The Tewksbury Woman’s Club is hosting ”A Taste of Tewksbury” food and wine tasting fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature 60 wines. There will also be 12 local restaurants and one cheese shop providing tastings from their menu. The Woman’s Club will offer dessert tastings from their cookbook, which will be available for purchase at the event. Local talent Cailin Marie will provide live music. Admission is $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Contact atasteoftewksbury@gmail.com for more details, or call 908-509-1855 to buy your ticket. The Oldwick Manor, 163 Oldwick Road, Oldwick.

March 30: The High Street Grill will host a Beer and Cheese Tasting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For $30, guests can attend this educational and delicious event for some local, farm-fresh cheese. The High Street Grill, 609-265-9199, 64 High Street, Mt. Holly.

March 30: Support the Rutherford Education Foundation by attending A Grape Adventure, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This wine tasting will feature more than 100 wines as well as some specialty beers. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Matera’s on Park. The event is presented by the Rutherford Wine Shoppe and sponsored by Boiling Springs Savings Bank. Tickets are sold only in advance, and are $75 per person. Purchase tickets at Rutherford Wine Shoppe, Matera’s on Park, from a Board Member, or through Eventbrite. The evening’s festivities will be held at Make Wine With Us, 201-876-9463, 21 Currie Ave, Wallington.

AND BEYOND:

Come join the fun asmore than 30 Essex County restaurants take part in the 14th annual Taste of Essex. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. Musical entertainment will be on hand throughout the evening, and will feature a cappella group Gimme Four, the Greg Buford Trio, and the Montclair State University All-Star Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $35 in advance, and $45 at the door. Proceeds benefit the North Essex Chamber scholarship fund to provide scholarships to young people in Essex County. Go to tasteofessex.com for a complete list of participating restaurants. Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange.

Through April 1: Enjoy a match of up to $5 dollars in Uber or cab fare at the Funbars Hoboken spot, Little Town, New Jersey. Also, first-time Uber users can get $20 off their first Uber ride with promo code “FUNBARS.” Whether it’s an Uber ride, or you just hopped in a taxi or yellow cab, remember your receipt and show it to your server or bartender. Once inside, present your receipt to your server or bartender, who will start your tab with a credit for the same amount as your fare, or more details, venue locations, hours and events, please visit the Funbars website. Blackout days apply.

April 2: Just in time for the spring holidays! Chef Robert Bennett’s Classic Cake Academy offers fresh, festive ideas for Passover and Easter and something scrumptious for spring at 7 p.m. $10 per person, admission fee includes complimentary hot beverage. Sign up in store, by phone or email, (856) 751-5448 info@classiccake.com. Classic Cake, 480 Evesham Road, Cherry Hill.

April 2: Join 50 of the metropolitan area’s top chefs and restaurants for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s annual benefit, Cooking for Kids: Gourmet Fare From Everywhere! There will be food and drinks for the over 600 in attendance, as well as a performance by the Joe Krown Trio featuring the Funky Meters. Confirmed participants include Top Chef contestant, Chef Ariane Duarte of CulinAriane in Montclair; winner of the Food Network’s Chopped, Chef Michael Carrino from Pig & Prince Gastro Lounge in Montclair, Chopped contestant Chef Ryan DePersio of Fascino in Montclair, along with many others. General admission tickets are $195, and can be purchased here. Westmount Country Club, 28 Rifle Camp Rd., Woodland Park.

April 4 and 5: Attend “The Celebration of the Suds” at the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival. More than 100 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations. The focus of the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is the promotion of craft beers and the brewers who create them. This event is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers and the casual beer drinker to speak to company representatives and brewers responsible for some of their favorite brews. Click here to buy tickets for $55. Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Miss America Way, Atlantic City.

April 4 to 14: Enjoy three-course meals at many Jersey Shore restaurants during Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. Prices will be fixed at $20.14 or $30.14 per person. Click here for a list of participating restaurants.

Grow it Green, a Morristown-based non-profit that aims to build community through projects centered around food, education and outdoor spaces, is hosting “Diamonds for Kale,” their 2nd annual fundraising gala. The gala, which will take place from 7 to 10 p.m., will offer dancing, fine wine, beer, signature drinks and artisan appetizers from Chef Thomas Donohoe of End of Elm. Tickets are $125 and are available here. The Kellogg Club, 25 Colles Avenue, Morristown.

April 12: For$50 guests can enjoy a screening of “Tampopo” in addition to a Sake and wine/beer tasting with starters. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the screening will start at 6. Tickets are available by calling (856) 453-8130 or (973) 864-4001. L’il Mama’s Cafe, 20 West Commerce Street, Bridgeton.

April 13 to 18: Make your reservations for Bordentown’s Restaurant Week. Sample the fine eateries of Restaurant Row, all for a fixed price of $19.95 to $29.95. Click here for a list of participating restaurants and to make reservations.

April 19: Come to the Jack DiSalvo Charity Baseball Game at 2 p.m. to help raise money for a scholarship fund for New Jersey student athletes who demonstrate strong athletic abilities as well as academic excellence and are fueled by the motivation and determination to succeed. The game is open to the public and with a donation of any amount, participants will receive two free tickets with a meal voucher (Suggested Donation: $25). Celebrity Chef Anton Testino of Hell’s Kitchen will be preparing a special “Ball Park Style” menu and will also be at the game taking photos and signing autographs. Tickets can be purchased here. 160 Parmelee Ave., Hawthorne.

Pay a visit to America’s Grow-a-Row’s Farm-to-Fork Fundraiser from 5 to 10:30 p.m. at the Life Camp in Pottersville. Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman will make an appearance as the guest speaker. This unique fundraiser features local food artisans, a farm-fresh dinner and fine auctions. To participate or attend, visit americasgrowarow.org. LifeCamp, 67 McCann Mill Road, Pottersville.

 

 

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