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THIS WEEKEND:

November 8-17, 2013 Jersey Shore Restaurant Week  Click here for participating restaurants 

November 14: A Taste of Hunterdon: A Foodie FundraiserVisit 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: Alstede Farms Pie Tasting Weekend will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 84 County Route 514 in Chester. Come and try something totally new or stick with your old favorite pie flavors!

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 to those in need! The 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 acbottlecompany.com for more details or call 609-348-6400.

AND BEYOND:

 A Tasteful Experience, Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation, Child Life Program, FundraiserNovember 18: Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation’s signature fall event, A Tasteful Experience, will be held at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. Funds raised at this year’s event will benefit the Medical Center’s Child Life Program, which helps children and their families cope with illness and hospitalization. To purchase tickets, visit www.claramaassfoundation.org or call 973.450.2251 for more information.

Forks & Corks, Jersey Bites, Algonquin Arts TheatreNovember 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. The Paul Marino Band will provide the entertainment. Guests are asked to dress in business attire. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Teresa Staub, Development Director at 732-528-4336 or [email protected]

November 19: Hamilton Park’s Gourmet Fall Food and Wine Tour invites visitors to walk their way through three restaurants and a wine shop! Hamilton Park is a quaint residential neighborhood boasting unique restaurants, in Jersey City. A Garden State Food Tours local expert guide will lead the way from restaurant to restaurant, all within a short walking distance (less than three blocks between each location). Stops on the tour include Madame Claude Wine, GP’s Restaurant, Doco Market and Café, Hamilton Inn and Dessert from All Kinds of Whoopie. Tickets are $65. Click here to register. Link includes a $5 discount!

Frankenfood, SPIKE TV, Casting callNovember 22: ATTENTION ALL CUTTING-EDGE, EXTREME COOKS! Casting Call for SPIKE TV! Television network SPIKE will hold a casting call for Frankenfood, an upcoming series, at Chef Central, on Route 17 in Paramus, on Friday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you’re interested in being cast on the show, bring at least one serving of your best extreme, innovative dish and a photo of yourself. You must also fill out an entry form before the casting call. For more details, send an email to  [email protected]. Chef Central, 240 Route 17 North, Paramus.

Viva South Jersey, No Kid Hungry in South Jersey, gala, No Senior Hungry in South JerseyNovember 22: Viva South JerseyThis gala, an evening of chance, music and food, will raise money for the Food Bank of South Jersey’s No Kid Hungry in South Jersey program, which provides food and nutrition services to needy children in elementary and middle school. It will also benefit their No Senior Hungry in South Jersey program, so that seniors no longer have to make the difficult choice between paying for medicine and paying food. This gala will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. at 1501 John Tipton Boulevard. in Pennsauken. Tickets are $150 for individuals and $250 for couples. Click here to purchase tickets.

New Jersey Craft Beer Dinner, High Street GrillNovember 22: New Jersey Craft Beer DinnerWith 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 spot today. Hosted by beer expert Gary Monterosso. 64 High Street, Mount Holly. Tickets are $50 per person.

November 22 – 24: Beaujolais Nouveau WeekendGather in the historic Renault Gourmet Restaurant for a wonderfully prepared three-course gourmet dinner featuring wine tastings and, of course, an exclusive tasting of the latest vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau. $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 www.RenaultWinery.com for more information.

November 29 – December 1: Holiday Wine Trail WeekendKick 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 www.newjerseywinetrails.com.

November 30: Holiday Feast and Pig Roast. On the weekend after Thanksgiving, 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.

Sparkling Wine Open House, Passion Vine Wine Company, November 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. Limited seating available and prepayment for this event is required. Call 888-601-VINE (8463) to reserve your seat or book online.

December 3: Unleash your wild side in this game tasting event on Tuesday, December 3, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at newly opened Terre à Terre (www.terreaterre.biz) 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 http://terreaterre.biz/events/.

Crystal Springs Resort, Champagne Weekend, Vintage Champagne DinnerDecember 7 – 8: Crystal Springs Resort is hosting a Champagne Weekend with a Vintage Champagne Dinner on the December 7, featuring guest Sommelier Laura Maniec. Dinner is $325 (excluding tax and gratuity). On December 8, there will be a Champagne tasting seminar from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. Menu and details can be found on their website, and reservations can be made by calling 973-827-5996 extension 3. Crystal Springs Resort, 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg.

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