Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

Food Events in New Jersey

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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: 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 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 3: BEX Kitchen is hosting a New Year’s Dinner where guests can choose from options like Lobster & Crab Enchiladas, Stuffed Pasilla Chiles, Champurrado & Pecan Shortbread and many, many more. First seating is at 6 p.m. and second seating is at 8:15. Guests must make reservations, and the dinner is $55 per person. BEX Kitchen, 52 Main Street, Califon, 908-975-3334. 

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.

High Street Grill Winter Beer FestJanuary 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 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 or Facebook for updates. Morristown Armory, 430 Western Ave., Morristown.

Food & Wine Show, Bergen CountyMarch 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.