Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond


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November 7: The Third Annual Long Branch Chef’s Challenge 6:00 p.m. at Ocean Place Resort and Spa. $75 per person. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Kay Guadagno Memorial Fund at Monmouth Medical Center. Competing chefs will be judged by a professional panel and all attendees will have an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice! There will be a Tabletop competition, judged by DesignNJ and guests will have a chance to vote for People’s Choice! For tickets contact the Chamber office at 732-222-0400 or Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

November 8: Kings Food Market Holiday Tasting Event. Shoppers who attend the event will be welcomed to taste their way through the store as Kings offers three consecutive days of signature samplings, exclusive cooking demonstrations and a special gift from Morristown’s own ENJOU Chocolate for the first 250 attendees. Customers who visit the store on Friday, November 8, will also have the opportunity to meet and receive complimentary consultations from nutritionist Shari Bilt Boockvar, MS, RD.  Special tastings will occur throughout the weekend from Friday, Nov. 8 – Sunday, Nov. 10. This event will take place at 191 South Street in Morristown. 973-898-4512 or

November 8 – 17: Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. Explore a new spot or go back to an old favorite! With everything from a martini contest to a bacon-centered event, Jersey Shore Restaurant Week will be full of fun and surprises. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit

November 9: High Street Grill celebrates the arrival of Speakeasy in the Garden State. To celebrate Speakeasy Ales & Lagers’ arrival in NJ, High Street Grill will turn into a 1920s style speakeasy at 7 p.m. on November 9. And in the spirit of the times, you’ll need a password to get into this raging party. 64 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ. Go to for more info!

November 9: Chinese Tea Ceremony. The art of drinking and serving tea is a major part of life in China. This ceremony emphasizes the tea: what it tastes and smells like and how one tea tastes compared to the previous tea, or in successive rounds of drinking. Additional refreshments will be served during this program. Ceremony will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Camden County Library at Rutgers, 301 North 5th Street, Camden. Admission is free. Register at or call 856-225-6807.


November 14: A Taste of Hunterdon: A Foodie Fundraiser. Visit the Grand Colonial Restaurant in Hampton to celebrate the work of Family Promise of Hunterdon County and raise money for the only homeless shelter for families in Hunterdon County. For $65 per person, guests will enjoy great food, amazing auction items, and a lovely venue. To register for this fantastic night out for an important cause, please download the registration form here or click on the link to register online. This event will take place at 86 Route 173 West in Hampton, right off of Route 78. For more information visit Family Promise of Hunterdon County online or call them at 908-782-2490.

November 16 – 17: Thanksgiving Pie Tasting Party. For just $2 per person, join Farmer Johnson for a pie tasting party! All proceeds go to UrbanPromise’s Thanksgiving dinner fund to help provide 600 dinners this holiday to individuals! This event will take place at Johnson’s Corner Farm, 133 Church Rd., Medford. Click here or call 609-654-8643 for more information.

November 17: Cakebread Wine DinnerCome enjoy a four-course dinner paired with the handcrafted wines of Cakebread Cellars. Chardonnay, zinfandel and cabernet will be paired with some of Chef Kevin’s wonderful creations. Cakebread wines will be sold at a discount as well. This event will take place at the Iron Room at Atlantic City Bottle Company, 648 N. Albany Avenue in Atlantic City from 7 to 9 p.m. $75 per person. Visit for more details or call 609-348-6400.

forks&corks-finalNovember 18: Jersey Bites Presents Forks & Corks to benefit the Algonquin Arts Theatre at the Mill, Spring Lake Heights from 6 to 9 p.m.. This event will showcase deliciously diverse cuisine from the area’s most popular restaurants, along with a cast of renowned wines and beers.  $65 per person. Entertainment: The Paul Marino Band Dress: Business Attire Sponsorship Opportunities contact Teresa Staub Development Director, 732-528-4336 or

marquee2November 22: Viva South Jersey. This gala, an evening of chance, music and food, is raising money for the Food Bank of South Jersey’s “no kid hungry in South Jersey” program. This program provides food and nutrition services to needy children in elementary and middle school. It will benefit their “no senior hungry in South Jersey,” so that seniors no longer have to make the difficult choice of whether to pay for medicine or to pay for food. This gala takes place from 6 to 11 p.m. at 1501 John Tipton Blvd. in Pennsauken. Tickets are $150 for individuals and $250 for couples. Click here to purchase tickets.

1391997_10202313817798025_1195530569_nNovember 22: New Jersey Craft Beer Dinner. With breweries like Carton and Kane already well-established and new ones like The Village Idiot and Spellbound soon to open, NJ beer drinkers have plenty to be excited about! High Street Grill is celebrating NJ beers on Friday, November 22 at 7 p.m. There will be a NJ Craft Beer tap takeover and four-course meal and beer pairing upstairs. Call 609- 265-9199 to book your place today. Hosted by beer expert Gary Monterosso. 64 High Street, Mount Holly. Tickets are $50 per person.

November 22 – 24: Beaujolais Nouveau Weekend. Gather in the historic Renault Gourmet Restaurant for a wonderfully prepared 3 course gourmet dinner featuring wine tastings and, of course, an exclusive tasting of the latest vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau. This dinner is priced at an amazing $32 per person. Spending the night? Renault is offering one night hotel packages starting at $209 (plus tax). To reserve your place in history at the Beaujolais Nouveau Weekend at Renault Winery Resort & Golf (72 Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City), call 609-965-2111. Visit for more information.

November 29 – December 1: Holiday Wine Trail Weekend. Kick off the holiday season by getting outdoors and visiting a winery here in New Jersey, and finding that special gift for someone on your list, as part of the Holiday Wine Trail Weekend  Nov. 29-December 1 at participating wineries throughout the state. These wine trails offer guests the opportunity to plan special day trips to New Jersey’s wineries. Create your own NJ Wine Trail! Start and finish wherever you’d like, and visit the wineries in the order that you choose! Please check to make sure each winery you plan to visit is participating before you start. For a complete list of participating locations, visit

November 30: Holiday Feast and Pig Roast. November 30 marks the weekend after Thanksgiving when everyone is home for a brief moment and ready to celebrate together, so Geraghty’s Pub and Restaurant is throwing the party! They will be pouring all your favorite winter beers and big beers to keep you warm as winter approaches and roasting a whole pig for a celebratory feast! 148 West Broad Street, Burlington. Call 609-386-1121 with any questions.

H11851November 30: Sparkling Wine Open HouseNo beverage says “celebration” quite like sparkling wine. Passion Vine Wine Company’s Sparkling Wine Open House on Saturday, November 30 will help you find the ideal bottle of bubbly, whether you’re searching for the perfect sparkler to complete your holiday meal or looking to secure something special to ring in the new year. As a guest, you will have the opportunity to sample a broad selection of sparkling wines and Champagnes, from every day treats to high-end treasures. You are welcome to visit and taste any time between 2 and 4 p.m. for this casual open house event, and a tasting tour will be offered to the first 50 guests. Sign up ahead of time to guarantee your spot! Limited seating available and prepayment for this event is required. Call 888-601-VINE (8463) to reserve your seat or book online!

December 3: TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE! Unleash your wild side in this game tasting on Tuesday, December 3, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at newly opened Terre à Terre ( in Carlstadt. With a menu focused exclusively on locally grown and sustainable foods, Chef Todd Villani will prepare a multicourse wild game tasting, featuring local bison, duck, lamb, and venison. For more information, pricing, and reservations, call 201-507-0500 or visit