The Grand Cafe Wine Tasting Dinner

The Grand Cafe Wine Tasting Dinner on February 10, 2017 (Fri) from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Enjoy Chef Quang’s Selection of Hot and Cold Hors d’ oeuvres, plus SIMI Sonoma County Wines. Cost: $88 per person, Plus Tax and Gratuity. The Grand Cafe, 32 Washington Street, Morristown, NJ 07960. Phone: (973) 540-9444

Winemaker Dinner at Pluckemin Inn

Winemaker Dinner at Pluckemin Inn on February 9, 2017 (Thu) from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. The wines of the Rhone are the perfect partner to winter’s hearty cuisine and we are thrilled to have owner Walter McKinlay of Domaine de Mourchon, named best producer in Seguret and top 100 values of 2016 by the Wine Spectator, on hand to tell the story of how he and his wife Ronnie went from successful careers in IT and owning a restaurant in Scotland to creating a fantastic small Domaine nestled in a secluded valley between the picturesque villages of Séguret and Mont Ventoux in the south of France. As usual, Executive Chef Andrew Lattanzio will create a menu to pair with the excellent wines from Domain de Mourchon from the sunny southern Rhone. Cost: $115 per person plus tax and gratuity. The Pluckemin Inn, 359 US-206, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921 – Phone: (908) 658-9292

Annual Beef & Brew St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser

Windansea is hosting the 2017 Beef & Brew St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser on January 29th, 2017 (Sunday) from 3 – 7 pm. Tickets are $30 (2 or more, $25 each) and includes buffet dinner & brew. There will be a gift auction, pipe bands and Irish dancers to entertain. All proceeds to benefit the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The 2017 Grand Marshal, Ken Braswell, ShoreGrafx & Grand Marshall, Jay Cosgrove, Bahrs Landing Restaurant, will be presented with their sashes! Windansea, 56 Shrewsbury Ave., Highlands, NJ 07732 – Phone: 732-291-4713.

Montclair NJ Food & Wine Festival Presents The Speakeasy

Amanti Vino + Montclair NJ Food & Wine Festival Presents… “The Speakeasy” on Saturday, JANUARY 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM. Doors at 5:30 PM. Price per Ticket $93.00. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair, NJ 07042 – Phone: (973) 783-9500.

Jersey City NJ Wine Festival

Join us on January 28, 2017 (Sat) from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM for Jersey City’s Best Wine Event. 1 Session with an amazing VIP hour. 150 styles of wine from around the World! Held at the elegant Harborside Plaza Atrium. VIP hour gets you early access to the event, appetizers buffet prepared by Chef Eric Levine. Great music, excellent food, seminar classes sponsored by Cool Vines of Jersey City. Cost: General admission $60, VIP – $125 Designated Driver -$15. Harborside Plaza 2 Atrium, 153 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ 07322 – Phone: 973-927-2794

Heldrich Craft Beer & Spirit Festival

Enjoy over 25 local craft brews & spirits on January 28, 2017 (Sat) from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM! Join us for The Heldrich Craft Beer & Spirit Festival, benefiting Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Don’t miss this great event! Cost: $40.00. The Heldrich, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 – For more information call 732-214-2206.

Tea 101: A Brief Introduction

“Tea 101: A Brief Introduction” on Saturday, January 28 @ 1:30 PM. Presentation by Tea Love blogger Catherine Felegi, with samples; bring mug. Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 – Phone: (908) 322-5007.

Asbury Park NJ Beerfest

Come to the Asbury Park NJ Beerfest on Saturday, January 28th from 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. ADMISSION: $45. Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave., between Fifth and Sunset Asbury Park, NJ 07712 – Phone: (732) 775-3533

3rd Annual Chocolate and Wine Tasting

It is back and bigger than ever! Our 3rd Annual Chocolate and Wine Tasting has arrived! Join us at Branches in West Long Branch and enjoy the sweeter side of life at NMG Greater Media’s third annual Chocolate and Wine Event on January 28, 2017 (Sat) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A perfect time to indulge in chocolate and enchant your palate with wine and spirits, this event is open to anyone who is looking to make their Saturday a little sweeter!

With Valentine’s Day only two weeks away, you can get some great ideas and do some shopping while you are there. Our vendors are also offering great giveaways and specials for anyone who attends the event.

Chocolate and Wine will feature representatives and wares from chocolatiers, bakeries, and specialty food markets. With your ticket, you will get the chance to sample it all as well as purchase what you crave.

In addition to chocolate and wine and spirits, we will also have a variety of vendors. Tickets purchased in advance- $12 / Children $5. Ticket sales end at 8 a.m. Saturday, January 28th, 2017. Tickets available for purchase at the door – $15. Cash only at the door. Branches Catering, 123 Monmouth Road, West Long Branch, NJ 07764 – Phone: 732-542-5050

Burns Night Scotch Dinner

Celebrate a Scottish tradition on the evening of January 25th, 2017 starting at 7pm! Burns Night is a 200+ year old tradition in Scotland that celebrates the life and work of poet Robert Burns. It is held every year around the 25th, the poet’s birthday. We will be serving up Scottish salmon in lieu of haggis (which is banned in the US), as well as a variety of scotch whiskeys. Scots and non-scots are all welcome! Cost: $65 per guest. Ryland Inn, 111 Old Hwy 28, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889. For Reservations call 908.534.4011