There are lots of special events, before, during, and after Valentine’s Day; here is some of what has arrived in my Inbox lately.
On February 10, 11:00am-5:00pm, the Princeton Farmers Market with both farmers and crafters participating will be in the community room of the Princeton Public Library. Info at 609-356-0558.
Taste of Crete, in Hillsborough, continues to offer many special events and cooking classes, and is a great place to put together a creative gift basket for your honey. Maybe with Greek honey.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend at the Rocky Hill Inn. For February 11-14, Chef Evan has prepared a special Three course prix-fixe menu for $65, which includes a Champagne toast and special Valentine gift. Plus, there’s a special chocolate and wine tasting on February 24: Roger Kissling, sommelier, Gallo & Co. will be talking about wines and artisinal chocolatier, Diane Pinder of Donna & Company will be discussing the world of chocolate ($55).
Enjoy romantic foods like figs, honey, oysters, chocolate and more at Rat’s Restaurant on Valentine’s Day. $80, or $135 with five wine pairings. Call 609-584-7800 quick as a wink to reserve.
In Hopewell, the Brothers Moon serves their 10th annual “Aphrodisiac Menu” on Valentine’s Day. Just the choice of entrees alone makes my heart beat faster: Roasted chicken breast, grape and fennel seed farrotto, fontina fondue, or seared scallops with star anise dust, honey-roasted potato, spinach and red pepper aioli, or cocoa accented grilled lamb loin, cherry,mint-honey sauce and braised greens, pine nut cous-cous.
Celebrity Chefs Reunite at Eno Terra on March 6 at an elegant evening to benefit the Parkinson Alliance featuring the talents of Claudia Fleming, Jonathan Benno, and Christopher Albrecht. For information and reservations:
The Parkinson Alliance PO Box 308, Kingston NJ 08528
Eno Terra 4484 Route 27, Kingston, NJ 08528
And stay tuned for Princeton Pi Day! Your’s truly will be judging a PIE (get it?) contest at the Nassau Inn!