On Saturday, the Cape May County Chapter of the Red Knights hosted a ride from Main Street Cycle in Cape May Court House to Natali Vineyard where they served pulled pork platters to raise money for local food banks. The club also collected non-perishable food items to donate. It was a gorgeous day for a ride and I christened myself as a real biker by taking my first (and hopefully only) fall turning onto a gravel road. The bruises are ugly, but I was fortunately distracted by the tunes of Geno White playing at the back of the tent and all the amazing food.
The highly talented chefs from Copper Fish were in attendance serving mouthwatering crabcake sliders with a chipotle remoulade. Pensari “Old World Sausage Bread” sounds like something out of the medieval era, but their sausage bread will warm your bones on a chilly autumn afternoon.
We also enjoyed Cinnabon and a little shopping through handmade jewelry, feather hairpieces, cigars and gourmet oils.
Natali served up glasses and bottles of their award winning wines including 100% NJ Blueberry, Plum Wine and Meadow’s Edge- my personal favorite. They brewed a peach sangria especially for this event.
The vineyard was packed with people enjoying good food and good music all for the good cause of helping those less fortunate. It’s especially important to think of the hungry as the holidays approach. For information about how you can help local food pantries, please visit The United Way of Cape May County.
Alison Heller is the Jersey Bites Cape May County Regional Editor. She also writes for Examiner.com and TrendHunter.com. She grew up on the beach in Wildwood Crest and currently works in advertising. After earning her Master of Fine Arts in English and Creative Writing in New York City (a place that was essentially Food Rehab), she stopped putting ketchup on everything and started experimenting with flavors. She loves sushi and cupcakes, sushi that looks like cupcakes, but never cupcakes that look like sushi. www.superalzy.com