Festivals of Food – Winter 2010

Better late than never, I guess. Well, there were very few things going on the first couple of weeks in January, so that helped. I also came across a number of events from last year that seem to not be happening this year. Anyway, I will add more as I find additional events, so always check back.

– John

UPDATED 2/2/10!

JANUARY

1/23 – Kick The Winter Blues Wine Festival
Enjoy blues, blush, baked goods…and more
Natali Vineyards – 221 Route 47 North (Delsea Drive), Cape May Court House. 609.972.7318.
12PM to 5PM. Admission: free.

1/23
Gourmet Dinner and Wine Tasting
A cooking demo with a dinner and wine pairing
Congregation Beth Israel – 2501 Shore Road, Northfield. 609.641.3600.
6:30PM. Admission: $125 ($75 for dinner only).

1/23-24
Rhythm, Reds & Whites
Jazz, cheese and other munchies to go with the wine
Heritage Vineyards of Richwood – 480 Mullica Hill Road (Route 322), Mullica Hill. 856.589.4474.
12PM to 5PM. Admission: $10 (an additional $5 for winery tour).

1/26International Food Fest
An international pot luck for kids ages 2 to 6
Ocean County Library, Tuckerton Branch – 380 Bay Avenue, Tuckerton. 609.296.1470.
11:30AM. Admission: free (must register in advance).

1/30
Fire & Ice Festival
Chili tasting is open to public at noon, and you’d better be there at noon or you’ll miss it!

Main Street, Mount Holly. 609.261.0314.
10AM to 4PM. Admission: free.

1/30Winter Beer Fest
Sample brews from 20 different craft brewers

High Street Grill – 64 High Street, Mount Holly. 609.265.9199.
1PM to 2:45PM and 3PM to 4:45PM. Admission: $30.

1/30India Republic Day Celebration
Indian cuisine and dancing for you to enjoy
Burlington Township High School – 610 Fountain Avenue, Burlington. 856.596.2651.
3PM to 8PM. Admission: $10 for adults, $7 for kids.

FEBRUARY

2/5 Festival Carnivale
Back at The Quarter for its second year
The Quarter at Tropicana – 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609.340.4000.
6PM to 10PM. Admission: free ($5 menus at participating restaurants).

2/5
Wine Tasting
Cape May is not so dead in winter after all
Grand Hotel – 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May. 800.257.8550.
7PM to 12AM. Admission: $75.

2/6Eagle Festival and Annual Chili Bowl
This one’s for the birds – except for the chili, which is for the humans

Mauricetown Firehall – Noble Street, Mauricetown. 856.305.3238.
Eagle Festival is from 8AM to 4PM, Chili Bowl starts at 6:30PM. Admission for Chili Bowl: $20.

2/6Winter Wine Fest
A nice selection of wines and a number of local eateries participating
Holy Eucharist Church – 520 Medford Lakes Road, Tabernacle. 609.268.8383.
7PM to 10PM. Admission: $40.

2/6-7, 13-14Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend
C’mon now…wine…chocolate…does it get any better?
Participating wineries throughout the area.
12PM to 5PM. Admission will vary from each location.

2/8-15 Chocolate Week
Chocolate fun on LBI is back again
Long Beach Island. 609.494.7211.
Times and fees will vary from each location.

2/13Rock ‘n Roll Wine Tasting
They’re saying it’s a new kind of wine tasting. M’ok.
Club Worship – House of Blues at Showboat, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609.236.BLUE.
8PM to 11PM. Admission: $45 ($40 in advance).

2/13-14 Chocolate by Jacques Torres
Watch the master at work
Traymore Room – Bally’s, Park Place and Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609.340.2000.
6PM to 9PM (Saturday), 11AM to 2PM and 4PM to 8PM (Sunday). Admission: $40.

2/19Domenico Wine & Cheese Pairing
Word is they go together very well, especially if they’re from France, Spain and Italy
Bacchus Winemaking Club – 1540 Route 37 West, Toms River. 732.505.6930.
7PM to 9PM. Admission: $25 ($20 in advance); must RSVP.

2/27The Feast in February
Local food, music and a brand new banana wine, chiquita!
Natali Vineyards – 221 North Delsea Drive (Route 47), Cape May Court House. 609.465.0075.
12PM to 5PM. Admission: free.

MARCH

3/1 – International Chefs’ Night Out
Taste what’s happening in the Toms River area and help support a good cause
Ritacco Center – 1245 Old Freehold Road, Toms River. 732.240.6414.
6PM to 10PM. Admission: $50 (must be purchased in advance).

3/5-6
March Country Weekend
Two nights of wine, vittles and country song
Laurita Winery – 35 Archertown Road, New Egypt. 1.800.LAURITA.
6:30PM to 10:30PM. Admission: $7 ($5 in advance).

3/11Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala
Big annual event with many area restaurants participating – has raised over $2 million in scholarships
Bally’s Atlantic City – Park Place and Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609.463.4672.
Admission: $200.

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