Join Jersey Bites at the New Jersey Home Show March 4 to 6 at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center. This year’s show will include DIY Network celebrity Mark Clement, from MyFixItUpLife.com, Tiny Living on the Big Blue Bus with @skoolielove and an antique car auction. You can also hang out with NJ 101.5’s Big Joe Henry on Saturday. Throughout the weekend, seven of New Jersey’s best chefs and food personalities will be on hand to demonstrate their culinary chops and dish up some delicious tastings for guests at the Jersey Bites Cooking Pavilion. (And if you thought things couldn’t get any better, we’ll be giving away four packs of tickets every day, starting today, on Facebook.)
Friday, March 4
Personal chef to the stars, Chef Jesse Jones, will whip up his famous shrimp and grits. The fun gets started at 5:30 p.m., and it’s sure to be a lively demonstration.
Saturday, March 5
On Saturday, the demonstrations kick off at 11:30 a.m. with Eric LeVine chef and partner at Paragon Tap & Table and Morris Tap & Grill. LeVine has made numerous network appearances across NBC, ABC, Fox5, and The Food Network, where he became the 2011 Champion of Chopped. Chef Eric will prepare his buffalo chicken mini tacos with blue cheese kohlrabi slaw. Yum!
At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dina Deleasa-Gonsar takes the stage. Deleasa-Gonsar is the author of DishItGirl.com and appeared alongside her family on E! Networks’ Married to Jonas. She’ll be in the pavilion to make her amazing marsala marinated stuffed mushrooms on top of an arugula Parmesan salad. You won’t want to miss it.
The day wraps up at 3:30 p.m. with Salt Creek Grille Princeton’s Executive Chef Luis Estrada and Operations Partner, Hugh Preece, who is also a connoisseur of wines and responsible for Salt Creek Grille’s wine list of more than 75 varietals. Chef Luis will prepare his pan-seared blue cobia over Parmesan and corn risotto cake, and basil pesto finished with a tomato marmalade.
Sunday, March 6
Day three kicks off at 11:30 a.m. with Cranford’s Andrea Carbine, owner of the acclaimed A Toute Heure and 100 Steps Supper Club. Carbine is also known for her dedication to the farm to table scene in Cranford. Andrea will be making their famous parker house rolls and demonstrating some sweet and savory fillings for the perfect brunch buffet.
At 1:30 p.m., Executive Pastry Chef Stuart Marx, of Avenue in Long Branch and the W Hotel in Hoboken, will make his scrumptious flourless chocolate truffle cake. Chef Stuart will also have samples of his famous toasted Coconut Cake for the audience.
The weekend wraps up with Sunday’s 3:30 p.m. session, featuring Kris Longwell and Wesley Loon, of How to Feed a Loon. Longwell and Loon will dish up their delectable Korean beef (Bulgogi) lettuce wraps. Be sure to stick around for that!
Please stop by our booth, right next to the cooking pavilion to meet Jersey Bites founder and author of The Jersey Shore Cookbook, Deborah Smith. At the booth, you can pick up your own signed copy.
You can also enter to win an insulated picnic basket full of some yummy New Jersey food products. We’ll see you there!
New Jersey Home Show is the largest home show in New Jersey.
Save 50% on admission but only when you buy tickets online at www.homeshowexpo.com. Use promo code BITES.
Friday, March 4, 2016: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, 2016: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 6, 2016: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Avenue