The Best Food Events in NJ This January

2023 will kick off with a number of food and drink events in New Jersey.

Noon January 1

Debut in 2023 and enjoy panoramic views of the Delaware Bay. His one of the best restaurant views on the Jersey Shore. The Lookout’s Hair of the Dog branch serves stuffed French toast, shrimp and grits, salmon hash, and more. Drinks include tea and toast (a martini with orange gin), a peach and basil bellini, and a Bloody Mary platter.
1200 Lincoln Boulevard, Cape May. 609-551-4209

January 1, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Ring in the New Year with a Bloody Mary. Photo credit: Rex Nemchenko

All guests are welcomed at Seaview for a special New Year’s Brunch. The focus of the day is the Bloody Mary, and guests can customize their drink with a variety of garnishes, including bacon, celery, and pickled vegetables. For brunch, you can enjoy omelets, prime rib, dessert towers, and more.
401 S New York Road, Galloway. 609-652-1800

January 7, 1-4pm

Get your feet wet at this unique wine event. Start with a wine tasting and chicken parmesan dinner, served with roasted vegetables, salad, and dessert. After dinner, spend a wonderful time stomping grapes at the winery. Tickets are $47.50 per person and can be purchased over the winery’s phone.
783 County Road 519, Belvidere; 908-475-3671

January 12, 7:30pm-10:30pm

Ilene Moreno of Colorful Dinner Delivery, a fresh meal delivery service with new menus every week in Maplewood and surrounding areas, is stopping by the kitchen table for a special dinner. Moreno is preparing a four-course vegan dinner that includes French onion soup with grilled cheese croutons, maple mustard kale and pumpkin salad, sweet potato gnocchi, and a surprise dessert, and the event is her BYO. Tickets are $100 per person.
1851 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood. 917-414-4970

January 28, 5:00pm – 11:00pm

The 17th Annual Burns Banquet honors 19th-century Scottish poet Robert Burns (born 25 January). Dinner includes a Scottish menu, Celtic music from his band, and poetry readings. Guests can dine at The Lookout, at the Ferry Station, or at the atrium of the newly renovated Cape May he Ferry Terminal. Tickets range from $20 to $85, depending on location.
1200 Lincoln Boulevard, Cape May. 609-551-4209

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