Calendar of NJ Events -
September 2007

Event Date: 9/6/07
NJ Wine Dinner & Wine Tasting
Description: ANNUAL WINE, DINNER & WINE EXCHANGE !! Time: 6:30- 9:30.
Address: Courtyard On Main, 30 E. Main Street, Freehold, NJ

Event Date: 9/7/07
Open House Wine Tasting
Description: Stop By The Winery & sample some Wine & Tour the winery. Time: 6:00 - 8:30.
Address: Grape Beginnings, 54 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ

Event Date: 9/8/07
A Taste of The Garden State
Description: Join us on Saturday, September 8th for the 2nd Annual Farm & Food Open House: A day of farm tours, tastings at local farms, and special family-oriented events at many farms. Experience a day out on the farm filled with educational tours of fruit, vegetables, flowers, herbs, eggs, honey, dairy, and livestock, including hayrides, cooking demos, and tasting. Your day visiting the farms won’t be complete without the Farm & Food Cookout featuring a feast of locally grown food prepared by top chefs and live music. The Foodshed Alliance of Northwest Jersey, in partnership with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA), Slow Food Northern New Jersey, and Whole Foods have brought together this day of getting to know where your food comes from. The Farm & Food Open House is an initiative of the Northwest Jersey BUY FRESH, BUY LOCAL Campaign. This campaign connects farmers and consumers through food and farming events. The campaign plays an important role in developing a NW Jersey food network where people can eat and enjoy primarily locally grown, healthy, fresh food and farmers can make a fair living growing this food while respecting the environment. The Farm & Food Open House begins with self-guided tours of thirteen farms in Warren, Morris, Sussex and Hunterdon counties. Each farm offers unique introductions to their products and farmland. Time: 10-4PM, 5-8PM - Cost: $5-$25.
Address: Farms in Morris, Hunterdon, Sussex, Warren Counties, New Jersey
Phone#: 908-362-7967

Event Date: 9/8/07
Murder Mystery Dinner
Description: The case of “Who Done It?” Guided by clues throughout dinner, role-play and try to solve the case while you wine and dine. Reservations required. Time: 7 pm to 9:30 pm - $55 per person plus tax.
Address: Four Sisters Winery, 783 County Route 519, Belvidere, NJ
Phone#: 908-475-3671

Event Date: 9/9/07
Harvest Dinner
Description: A five-course Harvest Dinner will be held at Andre's Restaurant & Wine Boutique. $45.
Address: Andre's Restaurant & Wine Boutique, 188 Spring St, Newton, NJ
Phone#: 973-300-4192

Event Date: 9/9/07
Grandparents Day Buffet Brunch
Description: A Grandparents Day Buffet Brunch will be held at the Grain House Restaurant at the Olde Mill Inn. 10 AM to 2 PM; $24; children $9; plus tax and gratuity.
Address: The Grain House Restaurant at the Olde Mill Inn, 225 North Maple Ave (Rt 202), Basking Ridge, NJ
Phone#: 908-221-1150

Event Date: 9/11/07
Italian Film and Dinner
Description: An Italian Film and Dinner evening will feature a complimentary movie shown at the Princeton Public Library at 6 PM followed by a five-course meal with wines and a discussion of the film at Mediterra, 29 Hulfish St, Princeton. 8 PM; $65 plus tax and gratuity.
Address: Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ
Phone#: 609-252-9680

Event Date: 9/15/07
Celebrate Wines of South America
Description: NJ Chapter of Women for Winesense invites you to join them for a tasting of wines from South America. South America has been making wines since the 1500's, notably form the countries of Argentina & Chile. This wine producing nation is making great strides in quality wines, some of the best values today. So come join us and discover new world wines with old history. Time: 7pm to 9pm $25 members, $35 non-members. Our program will include cheeses and light appetizers to complement each of the country's wines.
Address: Private Home, 333 River Street, Apt 427, Hoboken, NJ
Phone#: 201-963-4986

Event Date: 9/15/07
WineFest at Valenzano Winery
Description: A WineFest will be held at Valenzano Winery. Noon to 6 PM; $8 in advance; $10 at the gate; children free.
Address: Valenzano Winery, 1320 Old Indian Mills Rd, Shamong, NJ
Phone#: 609-268-6731

Event Date: 9/15/07
Cape May Harvest Food and Wine Tasting
Description: Cape May Harvest Food and Wine Tasting sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts will be held at Carriage House Tearoom and Cafe. 6 PM; $65.
Address: Carriage House Tearoom and Cafe, 1048 Washington St, Cape May, NJ
Phone#: 800-275-4278

Event Date: 9/15/07
Tre Piani Wine & Food Pairing
Description: A private dining experience with six wines paired with six courses. Jim Weaver, Chef/Owner of Tre Piani has made several trips to Italy this past year and is sharing wonderfuly inspired ideas in the menu created for CookAppeal's creative endeavors, so come take a Tour of Northern Italy. Alan Hallmark with share his education along with Elizabeth Stelling, CookAppeal's Chef/ Owner experiences with the wines along with other information. Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM - Cost: $110 + Tax & Gratuity.
Address: CookAppeal The Wine & Food Experience, Forrestal Village Road, Princeton, NJ
Phone#: 609-356-3186

Event Date: 9/17/07
Signature Chefs International - Latin Fusion
Description: Signature Chefs International: Latin Fusion, will be held at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe Hotel, to benefit the March of Dimes. Time: 7 to 10 PM; $100.
Address: Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe Hotel, 100 Frank W. Burr Blvd, Teaneck, NJ
Phone#: 973-882-0700 ext 14

Event Date: 9/17/07
Chakra Restaurant Presents An “Ole Imports” Wine Dinner
Description: Join Chakra for an evening out with Patrick Mata founder of Ole Imports. Patrick’s passion is to bring the true personality of each wine area of Spain to America. We have carefully chosen wines from many different wine growing regions to express the quality, value and terroir that the country of Spain brings forth. Time: 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM - Cost: $85 per person, inclusive of taxes and gratuities.
Address: Chakra Restaurant, W. 144 Route 4 (Eastbound), Paramus, NJ
Phone#: 201-556-1530

Event Date: 9/18/07
Beer Tasting Dinner
Description: Surprise your taste buds with a five-course dinner at Aleathea's Restaurant. America's Beer Authority and Sirius Satellite Radio contributor Gary Monterosso has matched each course to a different style beer and will be on hand to discuss the pairings. Reserve early; limited to 50 people. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC). Time: 6 pm-9 pm - Cost: Admission is $65 per person (gratuity included), adults only.
Address: Aleathea's Restaurant, 7 Ocean Street, Cape May, NJ
Phone#: 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278

Event Date: 9/20/07
NJ Wine Tasting Dinner
Description: This evening Palazzo offers a four course meal - $75 per person + tax and gratuities. Time: 7pm. Click Here for Special Menu.
Address: Palazzo, 11 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Phone#: 973-746-6778

Event Date: 9/21/07
Rosenblum Wine Dinner
Description: A Rosenblum Wine Dinner will be held at High Street Grill. 7 PM; $90.
Address: High Street Grill, 64 High St, Mount Holly, NJ
Phone#: 609-265-9199

Event Date: 9/21/07
Luigi's First Annual Wine Dinner
Description: Luigi’s First Annual Italian Wine Dinner will be held on Friday, September 21st @ 7:30 p.m. Cost: $65 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.
Address: Luigi's Bistro Located at the Golden Inn, Oceanfront @ 79th Street, Avalon, NJ
Phone#: 609-368-5155

Event Date: 9/23/07
The Epicurean Palette at Grounds for Sculpture
Description: The Epicurean Palette will be held at Grounds for Sculpture. Time: 4 to 7 PM; $99; Grounds for Sculpture members $89. Also, Rat's will be opening its exclusive wine cellar for a silent auction.
Address: Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ
Phone#: 609-584-7760

Event Date: 9/24/07
Zita Keeley's Wine School
Description: Zita Keeley is the Wine School's founder and principal instructor. In addition to her duties at the school, she is the New Jersey chapter president of Women For Winesense and recipient of the WFW 2007 Rising Star Award for the East coast. She is a professional member of both the American Wine Society and Society of Wine Educators. Known as "The Wining Woman" on her blog at, Ms. Keeley brings her passion and expertise to the table as well as more than a healthy dose of entertainment. The school with her name on it is certain to hold the attention of her students.
Address: Hyatt Regency, Jersey City, NJ
Phone#: 201-963-4986

Event Date: 9/25/07
Wines of Tuscany Dinner
Description: Casa Dante presents... Wines of Tuscany on September 25, 2007. Our delicious cuisine paired with some fabulous Tuscan and Super-Tuscan Wines! Please join us in welcoming in the fall wine season. We promise to impress you with our fabulous pairings! Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM - Cost: $95.00 Per Person.
Address: Casa Dante, 737 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
Phone#: 201-795-2750

Event Date: 9/28/07
Description: Basil T's Annual Oktoberfest Dinner will be held on Friday, September 28th, 2007 at 6:30 pm sharp. HOSTED BY BREWMASTER DAVE HOFFMAN & KURT EPPS OF ALE STREET NEWS.
Address: Basil T's Brew Pub and Italian Grill, 183 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ
Phone#: 732-244-7566

Event Date: 9/28/07
First Annual NJ Wine Tasting Event
Description: Rogers' Rescues First Annual Wine Tasting Event will be held at Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club, to benefit Rogers' Rescues, a nonprofit organization that cares for dogs. Time: 7 to 10 PM; $70.
Address: Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club, 25 Clubhouse Dr, Whitehouse Station, NJ
Phone#: 908-303-2197

Event Date: 9/28/07
Moët & Chandon Champagne Tasting
Description: A Moët & Chandon Champagne Tasting... including hors d’oeuvres will be held at Morton’s The Steakhouse, Riverside Square Mall. Time: 6 to 7:30 PM; $50.
Address: Morton’s The Steakhouse, Riverside Square Mall, One Riverside Square, Hackensack, NJ
Phone#: 201-487-3614 - Tracy

Event Date: 9/28/07
Tasting of Pour Moi Cognac
Description: Pour Moi an exceptional cognac inspired by women, designed for women, delicately sophisticated. Designed to relax, enjoy, share special moments alone or with a friend. We invite you to enjoy the “greatest of all spirits” designed for the first time for today’s women. Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
Address: Hamilton Shoprite - St James Church, 1040 Allenton Rd, Yardville, NJ
Phone#: 609-587-2849

Event Date: 9/28/07
A Night to Remember: Last Dinner on the Titanic
Description: Ocean County history buffs, gourmets and wine connoisseurs can enjoy one of the finest dining experiences in history on Friday, September 28, at 7:00pm, as the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library hosts "The Last Dinner on the Titanic." The seven-course dinner will be a replica of the final meal served in the Titanic's first-class dining room on the fateful night the Titanic went down on April 14, 1912.

The first-class dinner menu was one of two that survived, according to "Last Dinner on the Titanic: Menus and Recipes from the Great Liner" author Rick Archbold, who will be a featured guest at the event.

The dinner enjoyed by some of the Titanic's most renowned passengers is based on the nineteenth-century French multi-course meal designed by Auguste Escoffier and will be prepared by Chef Ian Smith, and the students of the Culinary Arts program at the Lakehurst Center of the Ocean County Vocational Technical School.

Wine will also be served, and musical entertainment will be provided by the Garden State Philharmonic String Quartet. Formal or period dress is encouraged.

A limited number of seats are available for a donation of $75 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts of the Hancock County Library, Mississippi.
Address: Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St, Toms River, NJ
Phone#: 732-914-5408 - Harry Applegate, Jr.,

Event Date: 9/29/07
Second-Annual Autumn Cheese Festival
Description: The Second-Annual Autumn Cheese Festival will be held at Valley Shepherd Creamery. Time: 10 AM to 4 PM; $15 in advance; $18 at the gate; children under age thirteen $5; children under age five free.
Address: Valley Shepherd Creamery, 50 Fairmount Rd, Long Valley, NJ
Phone#: 908-876-3200

Event Date: 9/29/07
Ocean County Library Cooking and Cookbook BookFest
Description: On Saturday, Sept. 29th, from 11 AM to 3 PM, stop by the Toms River Branch for BookFest, a special event that promotes reading and showcases the rich culture of the written word in New Jersey. The theme of this year's BookFest is food and cooking, and will feature more than two dozen authors including:

Biker Billy
Combining his love of motorcycles and spicy food, Biker Billy cooks up excitement and fun everywhere he goes. He has hosted his own cooking television show, has written three books including the best selling „Biker Billy Cooks With Fire and has a syndicated column in various motorcycle magazines.

Delilah Winder
New Jersey's own chef Delilah Winder brings the southern flair featured in her cookbook.. Delilah's Everyday Soul: Southern Cooking With Style. She has been featured on the Today Show, the Food Network, and the Oprah Winfrey Show where Oprah dubbed her macaroni and cheese the best in America!

Father Joseph E. Orsini
Father Orsini, a retired New Jersey priest, has written several books on Italian cooking. Recipes range from popular Italian American meals to elaborate dishes created by Italian chefs. His books have a personal touch as he shares stories and travel notes about Italy. Orsini has been featured on Live With Regis and Kelly.

Alan Rosen
The co-owner of New York City's Junior's Restaurant and the author of... Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook: 50-To-Die-For Recipes..., Rosen is considered an expert on cheesecakes, as his family's recipe is considered the World's most fabulous cheesecake.

BookFest will also have many special features to entertain teenagers. Jill and Megan Carle, the authors of Teen Cook Dessert and College Cooking will give a presentation to help fellow young adults learn how to cook for themselves. Chef Greg Manning of the Old Corner Deli in Island Heights and Savory Faire in Toms River, and Toms River Schools food service director Peter Brattan will host a live cooking demonstrations for teens. A teen dessert making contest will also be held.

There will also be plenty of children's activities as well. Alex and the Kaleidoscope will be performing. The band features singer/songwriter Alex Mitnick who blends African and South American styles to make music that is fun for the whole family. Several children's craft projects will be offered throughout the day as well.

In addition, several other cooking writers will be available in the author's alley section to display and discuss their latest books. Sign language interpreters will be available for select presentations.
Address: Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St, Toms River, NJ
Phone#: 732-349-6200 ext 5912

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