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December 20: Teaberry’s Tea Room will host a Candlelit Christmas Tea this Friday. It is a six-course tea party (soup, salad, bite sized savories, scones, dessert and sorbet) and BYO. A presenter dressed in Victorian clothing will read A Christmas Carol to guests. Teaberry’s Tea Room, 2 Main Street, Flemington. Call 908-788-1010 to make prepaid reservations.
December 21: At Cape May’s Congress Hall, enjoy breakfast with Santa. 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 21: Enjoy The Dickens Christmas Roast at the British Chip Shop in Haddonfield. This three-course dinner will be $25 per person. Call for menu details. Reservations are encouraged. British Chip Shop, 146 Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield, 856-354-0204.
December 21: Flounder Brewing Co. in Hillsborough will hold its monthly tour this Saturday. Founded by Jeremy Lees along with his brothers, Dan and Mike, this brewery is known for varieties including Hill Street Honey American Ale and Pumpkin Ale. During the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to taste-test some of their signature creations. The Flounder Brewing Co., 1 Ilene Court, Bldg 8, Suite 16 Hillsborough, (908) 396-6166. For more about Flounder Brewing Co., check out our recent article.
December 24 and 31: Chef Patruno and his staff at Nunzio’s Ristorante Rustico are busy preparing for a Seven Fish Dinner for Christmas Eve and a New Year’s Eve Feast, both of which are currently accepting reservations. Chef Patruno’s Seven Fish Dinner will be held on December 24 and will include dishes like marinated cod (ceviche style), cod fish croquettes with tomato and basil, PEI Canadian mussels marinara sauce with garlic bread, crispy fried smelts, fish stew with bay scallops and much more. Nunzio’s Ristorante Rustico, 706 Haddon Avenue Collingswood, 856-858-9840. For more about Nunzio’s, check out our recent article here.
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 three-course dinner including shrimp cocktail, Beef Wellington and traditional New Year’s 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 [email protected] 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: Bergen County-based Giants of Generosity will sponsor a Celebrity Food and Wine Show. Funds will be raised by the charitable organization 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. Clinton Inn Hotel, 145 Dean Drive, Tenafly. Purchase your tickets here.