November Foodie Happenings Around NJ

November Foodie Happenings Around NJ

Hi Everyone,

Now that the colder weather has arrived the foodie fun events are starting to move indoors but that definitely hasn’t slowed down the volume of exciting experiences ahead. This month wine events are in abundance along with a star studded Atlantic City culinary event and a way to give back through food during the holidays. Its the time of year for friends and family so get out there and enjoy!

November 7th-16th – Jersey Shore Restaurant Week; Monmouth & Ocean County, NJ: Various restaurants across the two counties have signed up to be a part of this promotional event. For just $20.14 or $30.14 (depends on location) you’ll get a 3 course meal in any of the participating restaurants. Familiar faces such as Stella Marina, Jack Bakers Lobster Shanty, and Avenue will all be included. The full list here:

November 7th– New Jersey Harvest Wine Festival; Short Hills, NJ: kick off the fall wine season at the Hilton Short Hills Hotel and over 150 wine selections from the Wine Library. There will be jazz music, passed hors d’oevres, wine education semimars. Make a full evening of it and stay the night right at the hotel. Details here:

November 8th – Savor Borgata Presents Street Eats; Atlantic City, NJ: The Atlantic City hotel is putting on a culinary, star-studded event that will showcase culinary superstars including Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Geoffrey Zakarian, Michael Schulson, Stephen Kalt, and restaurateurs Greg & Marc Sherry. 20 food stations, live music, games and entertainment will all be a part of this gastronomical experience. Get your tickets now:

November  8th and 9th – Six Flags Grape Escape; Jackson, NJ: 14 wineries, 5 food trucks and a full day of fun. Head to Six Flags Great Adventure for a Safari tour and tasting or just visit the main festival area to indulge in all the local wine and fare that will be offered. Advance Tickets can be purchased on the website:

November 11th – A Taste of Hoboken; Hoboken, NJ: This is a charity event showcasing some of the most popular Hoboken restaurants. The proceeds go to the North-Hudson YMCA. With 25 eateries like Sushi Lounge, Anthony Davids and Carlos Bakery all in attendance the food is bound to be fantastic. There will also be live entertainment. Buy tickets ahead here:

November 11th-12th – Kosherfest; Seacaus, NJ: The Meadowlands Exposition Center is dedicating 2 days to the world’s largest Kosher certified products trade show. Restaurant, supermarkets, gourmet food purveyors and more will be on site to showcase their products. Attend to see culinary competitions, attend seminars and more.

November 13th – Tea by the Sea; Point Pleasant, NJ: Jenkinson’s Aquarium will be hosting the perfect family event this month. For just $8 you can join the aquarium for a lesson on their animals along with tea and snacks. Pre-registration is required for the event so sign up now.,20141113000000

November 15th-Alstede Farms Pie Tasting Weekend; Chester, NJ: Come in and tast all the delicious homemade pies this farm has to offer. They also continue their family fun weekends right into November with pony rides, moon bounce, a corn maze and a hut that offers food and snacks for purchase.

November  15th-16th – Sugar and Spice Jazz Weekend Open House at Cream Ridge Winery; Cream Ridge, NJ: Join the winery from 1-4PM on Saturday and Sunday for an afternoon of smooth music, special holiday release wine tastings, and gourmet samples all for free! Take a tour or get some holiday gift ideas on your visit. More information here:

November 20th – Chef Dinner at Old York Cellars; Ringoes, NJ: Join Old York Cellars for their first ever Chef Dinner at the winery. It will be accompanied by a live broadcasted wine tasting. Chef Jonas Gold of 55 Main will be preparing a seasonal menu to pair with the wines, while winemaker Scott Gares and Sommelier Laurin Dorman broadcast these pairings as a live online guided wine tasting called Virtual Vines. See the menu and get tickets here:

November 24th-27th– Community Food Bank of New Jersey Holiday Meal Service Delivery; North Bergen, NJ: If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities this holiday season here is your opportunity. The CFBNJ is looking for people to meal prep, service and clean up for the days leading up to Thanksgiving. If this opportunity is filled up the website has so many others that get posted that you can assist with.

November 27th– Chakra Celebrates Thanksgiving; Paramus, NJ: Chef Thomas Ciszak of Chakra celebrates Thanksgiving on November 27 with a three-course multiple option menu ($48) filled with Thanksgiving classics and new interpretations alike. Some dishes to look forward to include Kabocha and Butternut Squash Soup, House-Cured Duck Breast, and pumpkin semifreddo. Chef Ciszak will also send guests home with a free pumpkin pie to enjoy the next day. Thanksgiving hours are 12:30pm-7pm and reservations can be made by calling 201-556-1530.

November 27th- Crystal Springs Thanksgiving; Hamburg, NJ: Crystal Springs resort is offering 4 unique ways to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday. Head to the Grand Cascades Lounge for a family friendly buffet with live music. Crystal Tavern will ahve their own 3 course meal and Spring’s Bistro will ahve a 4 course Italian inspired feast. Lastly, you can order your won Turkey feast to go ahead of time by November 24th. More details on all these exciting options here:

November 28th, 29th and 30th –NJ Holiday Wine Trail Weekend; Various wineries around NJ: Starting Black Friday and carrying on throughout the weekend tasting rooms across the taste will be inviting you for special tastings,  food pairings, discounts and sales. Every winery has their own spin. For more details and a full listing of participating wineries go to : 

November 28th, 29th and 30th – Holiday Open House at Alba Winery; Milford, NJ: Spend the day sampling the award winning New Jersey wines from this vineyard. Local restaurants will be preparing special pairing tastes.

…all for the love of the dish






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