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A portion of the proceeds from this sure-to-be-amazing weekend will benefit The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Jersey Shore Wine Weekend will feature a Bordeaux wine dinner from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday. Cynthia A. Murray, the co-owner and vice president of marketing for the Bottle Shop in Spring Lake will be hosting the four-course dinner paired with wines and made by Executive Chef Barry Walling. Tickets are $85.
Wine seminars will take place on Saturday from 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a variety of sessions. The morning includes the Wine Tasting Primer and The “Great Whites” of Burgundy Tasting, with tickets starting at $36. The Barolo Lunch, hosted by Ama Ristorante in Sea Bright, provides three courses paired with Barolo, at $60 per person. In the afternoon, Wines of Southern France features Picpoul De Pinet, Corbieres, and Grand Terrior Tautavel, with tickets for $40.
Point Pleasant’s Head Sushi Chef Joe Tokio teaches a class on rolling sushi and pairing the perfect saki at 3 p.m., with tickets priced at $36. Beginning at 4 p.m., award-winning Chef Doug Walsh of Jersey Shore BBQ in Belmar pairs Zinfandel and slow-cooked BBQ, tickets for this are also $36.
At 6 p.m. the Grand Tasting features the Ultimate Wine and Cheese Event, against a backdrop of live music. Thirty wines from around the world will be paired with meats, cheeses, breads and crackers, provided by Joe Leone’s, Point Pleasant, Sea Girt, pates from Alexian Pate, and hors d’ouevres from Gourmet Kitchens. Tickets are $60.
Sponsors include Shore Foodie, J. Vrola, Hudson City, Pavese-McCormick Agency INC, and Joe Leone’s.
Jersey Shore Restaurant Week began in 2009 and has been behind nine restaurant weeks, having one of the largest in the region outside of New York.