So many events, so little time

Encore Please! – Princeton HealthCare System’s October 21 Introduction to Korean Cuisine demonstration and tasting is fully subscribed, and at $10 per person, no surprise there!  BUT, if enough people ask, they’ll schedule an encore presentation. (Call 609.897.8980 to get on the waitlist for that.)  This event, and many others hosted by PHCS, is dedicated to promoting healthier eating habits among people of all cultures.

Introduction to Korean Cuisine is hosted by the Women’s Club of the Korean Community Center of Greater Princeton, and takes place at the PHCS Fitness & Wellness Center on Route 206.  I’ll also be writing about Korean food for the Packet issue of November 6.  This being Princeton, of course we have a talented chef/author in our midst, Sue K. Choo, who has a cookbook coming out, and whose recipes will be featured at the event and in my column.

MartinisOctober 22 – On the Bone restaurant hosts a complimentary vodka tasting, 5:00-8:00pm.  The event will include samples of premium vodkas from the classics such as Belvedere and Gray Goose to new brands such Saaga from Estonia, Ciroc made from grape, Exclusive from Russia and Pravda from Poland.. Guests will be given a brief tutorial on each vodka by their bartender during the tasting.  Martinis will also be offered a reduced price. Aren’t the ones pictured here gorgeous?

On the Bone is the steakhouse attached to the Doubletree hotel at Rte. 1 and Ridge Road. I recently reviewed them, and am a fan because I agree with them that meat is better served on the bone. Their website (watch out for loud music! – the mute button is at the very bottom right) is www.ontheboneprinceton.com.

October 24 – The 12th Annual Unionville Vineyards Wine Harvest Festival is postponed to this date, Noon to 5pm.  Admission: $15.00 for ages 21+ (includes 8 wine tasting tickets), $5.00 for ages 12 to 20; under age 12 Free.  Complimentary Wine Glass for the first 800 guests age 21+ that bring an item to donate to the Flemington Area Food Pantry – now, isn’t that nice?

October 26 – The annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction takes place at the Princeton Hyatt 6:00-10:00pm, $100.  A premiere food tasting event featuring many of the finest restaurants and purveyors in New Jersey, join them for tantalizing food, wine and superb entertainment. (I attended this last year and it was fabulous!)

October 27 – An evening with winemaker Marimar Torres. A wine dinner prepared by Terra Momo Executive Chef, Christopher Albrecht and Mediterra Chef Luis Bollo will feature a 5 course menu with wine pairings. $75.00 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). For reservations call 609.252.9680.

November 4One53 in Rocky Hill has added a second Rhone Wine tasting since the first one sold out so quickly.  The Autumn in Rhone event (6:30pm) includes select hors d’oeuvres to accompany the wines, and is $65 per person (plus tax & gratuity) prepaid with reservation. Seating is limited to 24. 609.921.0153.

Thanksgiving! The Frog and The Peach is open on Thanksgiving, 1:00-7:00pm! The 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu includes turkey with traditional trimmings as well as selections from their fall menu, at a mere $49 (+ tax and gratuity). Kids are only $19.  Meanwhile they have several promotions running now, including a special Date Night (Friday) 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings, $150/couple (normally $105 per person). 732.846.3216.

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