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Pastore at Casa Giuseppe

January 11th: West Windsor: West Windsor Farmer’s Market End of Season Wine & Cheese. Get together and toast the New Year with friends and vendors from the Market at a Wine and Cheese party. View the pilot of Fresh a new series starring some of our farms from the market.  To purchase tickets: https://m.bpt.me/addtocart.html

January 13th: Iselin: “Sit Down” with Vincent Pastore & Friends Casa Giuseppe, 487 Route 27, Iselin,NJ 08830. Ticket price is $100. Includes a Meet & Greet with Vincent Pastore from the Sopranos, a tradional Italian 5 Course dinner, music by Tony “Boccigalupe” Amato and friends. Proceeds to benefit the Light of Day Foundation. Click for more information and tickets. 

January 13th: Cherry Hill: Local “Food for Thought” Fare
Learn how to think and buy locally at this interactive program with our partners, the Master Gardeners of Camden County:
  • Meet representatives from local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms
  • Get up close and personal with worm composting
  • Learn how to grow veggies in raised bed and container gardens
  • Master Gardeners on hand to answer all your “growing” questions
  • Presented by the Sustainable Cherry Hill Garden Task Force and Master Gardeners of Camden County. Registration required: Click Here
A Night Out to Restore the Shore, Jan. 22ndJanuary 22nd: Asbury Park: Mr. Green Tea Presents a Night Out to Restore the Shore. $100 Tickets include full access to this exclusive event. Full course family style meal, drinks, live music and silent auction with items that range from bottles of wine to lavish vacations. Hurry only a few tickets are still available. Go to MrGreenTeaIcecream.com/RTS
January 27th: Princeton: “East Slow” Winter Farmers Market . Stock up on and eat locally produced meats, cheeses, breads, mushrooms, baked goods, wine, sweets, pies and more. Held at D&R Greenway Land Trust. 609-924-4646

February 18th and April 2nd: Mays Landing: Gourmet dinners at Careme’s hosted by the American Vegan Society, at the Academy of Culinary Arts. Experience a meal of exceptional quality prepared and served by the culinary students under a chef educator. Call 856-694-2887 or visit www.americanvegan.org.

February 24th: Princeton: “East Slow” Winter Farmers Market . Stock up on and eat locally produced meats, cheeses, breads, mushrooms, baked goods, wine, sweets, pies and more. Held at Tre Piani Restaurant. 609-452-1515

February 26th: Atlantic City: A Taste of Atlantic City. $35.00. Experience an exclusive Preview of Atlantic City Restaurant Week. Tickets are available only online at www.acrestaurantweek.com. The ticket price includes the tasting and live music. A cash bar will be available.  The restaurants will serve “tasting size” portions of items that will be included on their special Restaurant Week menus, as well as specialties from their regular menus. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit Community FoodBank of NJ/Southern Branch, Alcove of Atlantic County and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Foundation.

March 14: Atlantic City: The 30th anniversary Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala will take place on Thursday, March 14, at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. With the theme, “Celebrate the 30 kNights,” the Gala will feature Camelot-inspired décor and an opulent feast.

The Restaurant Gala’s 30th anniversary honorees include the Donio and Crescenzo families of Hammonton and Chef Kevin Scull of Egg Harbor Township.

The annual fundraiser celebrates food by highlighting hors d’oeuvres prepared by students in the Academy of Culinary Arts and showcasing the specialties of 50 of the region’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. Each year hundreds of guests attend the Gala, which also includes live music and an elegant dessert reception.

The event has raised nearly $3 million for scholarships since 1984. All Gala proceeds benefit student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

For more information on the 2013 Gala, contact Carrie Leahy at (609) 463-4672acccfdn@atlantic.edu, or visitwww.atlantic.edu/gala.

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Author:Deborah Smith, Executive Editor

Deborah Smith is the Founder and Publisher of JerseyBites.com, a collaborative website focused on food news in New Jersey.

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