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December 13 and 20: Teaberry’s Tea Room is hosting Candlelit Christmas Teas on December 13th & 20th. It is a six course tea party (soup, salad, bite sized savories, scones, dessert & sorbet) and BYO. A presenter dressed in Victorian clothing will be reading “The Christmas Carol” and the house is extravagantly decorated for the season. Teaberry’s Tea Room, 2 Main Street, Flemington. Call 908-788-1010 to make prepaid reservations.
December 14, 21: At Cape May’s Congress Hall, breakfast with Santa will be hosted for the next two Saturdays. Seatings include unlimited bacon, seasoned eggs and pancakes galore. Guests will enjoy train and carousel rides, larger-than-life candy canes and Santa’s elves. Prices are $15.95 (+ tax) for adults and $9.95 (+ tax) for kids. Seatings are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, 609-884-8421.
December 14, 21: The Dickens Christmas Roast will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. for the next two Saturdays at the British Chip Shop in Haddonfield. This three course dinner will be $25 per person and will include different dishes each week. Some of the delectable cuisine will include stuffed pork loin, roast feef and Yorkshire pudding and herb roasted game hen. Reservations are encouraged. British Chip Shop, 146 Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield, 856-354-0204.
December 14: The Cedar Grove location of Baked in a Cup celebrates its grand opening this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to the public, the event will include face painting, balloon sculpting and other family-friendly festivities. The first 100 customers will receive a free mini cupcake. Baked in a Cup, 538 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, 973-655-0011, facebook.com/bakedinacupCG.
December 15: Sip and Shop Food Drive at the Willow Creek Winery is a free event where guests can sample local wines and sangria while shopping and supporting the small business owners, artists and jewelers of Cape May County. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Willow Creek Winery, 168 Stevens Street, West Cape May.
December 26: Come to Chef’s Dine Around from 6 to 10 p.m. to enjoy a five-course gourmet feast, with each course served in one of Cape May’s premier restaurants. Wine will be provided with each course, with a representative from the sponsoring winery on hand to explain the pairings. A trolley shuttle between restaurants is provided. Reserve early as seating is limited. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. $125 per person.
December 31: The British Chip Shop in Haddonfield is hosting a Hogmanay celebration from 5 to 11 p.m. Prices is $35 per person for a 3 course dinner including shrimp cocktail, Beef Wellington and traditional New Years Eve Scottish fruit cake. British Chip Shop, 146 Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield, 856-354-0204.
January 12 – 18: Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City will have its 2nd Annual Beer Week this January. Highlights will include drink and dining discounts, retail specials and exclusive accommodation packages. Save the date for a week’s worth of events, including the International Beer and Food Pairing. Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-340-4203.
January 25: High Street Grill’s Winter Beer Fest 2014 will allow guests to sample more than 40 craft beers from over 20 different breweries, including Carton, Firestone, Goose Island, Heavy Seas, Yards, Great Lakes, Allagash, Founders, Troegs, Lagunitas and more. Meet local craft brewers at their homebrew corner and snack on High Street Grill food. Sessions are from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Call (609) 265-9199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase your ticket.
January 25: The British Chip Shop in Haddonfield will celebrate Robert Burns Night in true Scottish fashion, with Haggis, Bagpipes and Scotch Whisky from 7 to 9 p.m. The price is $25 for a three-course meal consisting of Cock-A-Leekie soup, Haggis, ‘Neeps n’ Tatties and Whisky Trifle for dessert. British Chip Shop, 146 Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield, 856-354-0204.
February 15: The Big Beer Brew Festival is returning to the Morristown Armory and will feature more than 250 craft beer tastings. VIP ticket holders will enjoy another 25 special and rare beers, an extra hour of tasting per session and a gourmet buffet presented by Morris Tap and Grill of Randolph with menu designed by Food Network Chopped Champion (and Morris Tap & Grill Chef and partner) Chef Eric LeVine. The first session begins at 1 p.m. and the second begins at 7 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets. For a list of participating breweries, click here. Go to bigbeerbrewfestival.com or Facebook for updates. Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown.
March 8 – 9: Giants of Generosity is a Bergen County-based charitable organization that is sponsoring a Celebrity Food and Wine Show. Funds will be raised to help needy families and individuals throughout Bergen County. Featured guests are celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan, author, restaurateur, and a judge on the Food Network’s Chopped, and chef Guy Mitchell, producer of the White House Chef Tours. $75 per person. Save $15 on tickets by purchasing before December 22, 2013. Clinton Inn Hotel, 145 Dean Drive, Tenafly. Purchase your tickets here.