By Samantha
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Here’s what the New Jersey and Eastern PA area are dishing up this month! Keep checking back as this page will be updated as new events come to our attention. If you have an event you would like to submit, click here.

Every Monday in January: Cooking Classes at Rat’s: The Cuisine of Spain (Hamilton, NJ)

“Join Rat’s Culinary Team headed by David Perini for the seventh season of cooking classes at Rat’s Restaurant. This year the culinary team will teach you how to prepare dishes from the great regions of Spain. In addition, Rat’s own wine expert Derik Fontana will present wine and beverage pairings to help you select the perfect complement to your meal.”


2nd and 4th Saturdays through April: Wrightstown Winter Farmers Market (Newtown, PA)

“FIRST WFM Winter Market at The Gathering! We are so excited to be at our new INDOOR location for the Winter Market! SAME GREAT produce, meat, dairy, coffee, artisan chocolates, bread, soap, sheep products, honey and prepared foods.”


January 6: Lore Pasta Dinner at the Stockton Market (Stockton, NJ)

“Great news, pasta lovers! Renowned NJ pasta company Loré Pasta joins the market this Friday, January 6th as a longtime vendor!
You can learn more in this superb Edible Jersey headlining article about this Italian brother-duo and their incredible, locally sourced and made pasta here. Learn all you want, but more importantly, come try for yourself! On Friday, January 6, the LoRé brothers will be serving dishes of their fresh pasta to eat here at the market. Show up hungry and let’s give them a big welcome!”


January 7 through April: Summit Winter Farmers Market (Summit, NJ)

“The Summit Winter Farmers Market will begin its inaugural season on Saturday, January 7, 2017 and run through Saturday, April 8, 2017.  The Market will be held at the Calvary Episcopal Church, located at 31 Woodland Avenue at the corner of DeForest Avenue every Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Come spend a Saturday in downtown Summit!  Park for free, buy your fresh, high quality, locally produced products from the market, and enjoy all the wonderful shops, restaurants, fitness studios, and more in the downtown.”


January 12: Earl’s New American Presents a German Wine Dinner

Bavaria meets Bucks County! Earl’s New American (Peddler’s Village “farm to table” restaurant) will feature German dishes such as Weiner Schnitzel Spaetzle and Saurbraten Potato Cake in a 4-course meal.


January 14: The Farm School’s Farm to Table Winter Dinner (Titusville, NJ)

“Please join us at our new location for a fabulous evening of farm fresh food and great conversation! Menu is based on the freshest of what’s in season, but we are planning for the following:

Roots to River Farm Crudites with Bagna Cauda
Seasonal Tartare with Roots to River Farm Spicy Greens
Winter Beet Soup
Balsamic Glazed Chicken Legs with Turnip and Parsnip Puree
Vanilla Panna Cotta with Brandied Cherries”


January 21: 2017 River Horse Cask Festival (Ewing, NJ)

“Our Annual Cask Festival is an evening full of limited and unique offerings. We’ll have over 20 specialty casks on tap, including our traditional cask favorites like Chocolate Porter with Hazelnut and Vanilla, Tripel Horse with Raspberries, Oatmeal Milk Stout with Mint and Vanilla, and Special Ale with Chocolate and Chillies, along with some new combinations that we’ve never tried before! “


January 21-22: Laurita Winterfest (New Egypt, NJ)

“It’s BACK!! A family-friendly, winter wonderland event for all ages highlighted by ice sculptures, classic winter activities, and a variety of themed food and beverages!!”


January 26: Taste of Winter Fest At the Lambertville Station (Lambertville, NJ) 

“The Taste of Winter Festival event spotlights the culinary delights that our river towns have to offer, as well as, featured tastings from wineries and breweries. We will be hosting a sampling from various restaurants – a delicious event indeed!”



January 28: Heldrich Hotel’s Craft Beer & Spirits Festival (New Brusnwick, NJ)

“Join us at The Heldrich Hotel for a Craft Beer & Spirit Festival benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties. There will be over 25 representatives from Spirits & Craft Breweries in the Metro area.”


January 29: Montclair Food & Wine Festival Speakeasy (Montclair, NJ)

“The Montclair Food & Wine Festival presents The Speakeasy, a clandestine affair set in the grandeur of the Wellmont Theater. Reminiscent of the Prohibition Era, the evening will intertwine illicit libations coordinated by Amanti Vino, fine culinary bites from over twenty area restaurants, and the sultry sound of Trent Armand Kendall + Brass Illusion.”


January 29: Unionville Vineyard’s Winter Artisan Market (Ringoes, NJ) 

“Sip while you shop from over twenty gourmet food producers and artisan craft vendors. Enjoy live Spanish guitar by Victor 1-4pm each day, and try barrel samples of our developing red wines with the winemakers as part of your wine tasting. Public winery tours each day at 2:30pm. Free to attend, tastings are $10.

Loré Pasta
Ringing Rocks Jewelry
Blue Moon Acres
Lindsey Lou’s Organics
Cherry Grove Farm
Penelope Traveling Boutique
All You Need Is Cake
Holly Jolly Jams
WoodsEdge Wools Farm, LLC
Whitehouse Station Sauce Company
Finely Crafted
The Funky Chunks Soap Co.
Dezigns By JJ
Gail Adams Jewelry
Barry Stout Woodworking
Adirondak Bow Knife”




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