Check out this week’s batch of food and drink events in New Jersey.
New fall menu at Porter (Weehawken)
The menu features small platters such as burrata (whipped feta with hazelnuts, heirloom tomatoes and fig jam; pasta, including ravioli with goat cheese – and main courses such as duck breast with turnips and chicken with butter beans). Porter also offers pizzas with toppings such as mozzarella, prosciutto, and vodka sauce. Fall cocktails include Apple a Day (apple vodka, ginger, cinnamon, hard cider) and Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz (Diplomatico Reserva rum, Montenegro Amaro, cold brew and Nutella).
Porter, 1100 Avenue in Port Imperial, Weehawken; 201-430-8415
Fall Festival at La Mer Beachfront Resort (Cap May)
Every weekend until November 14, La Mer Resort hosts an autumn festival. From noon to 5 p.m., enjoy family activities such as face painting and cookie decorating. For adults, there will be specialty fall cocktails. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., musicians will perform on the lawn, which will feature cozy fire pits. Tickets can be purchased on site.
La Mer Beachfront Resort, 1317 Beachfront Ave., Cape May; 609-884-9000
October Party in Orchard Park by David Burke (East Brunswick)
A special German-inspired fixed-price menu is available Sunday and Monday evenings in October at Orchard Park. For $ 45 per person ($ 9 more for beer pairings), you get three courses. Appetizer options include baby gem and red cabbage salad, potato soup, and pretzel-crusted bratwurst. For the starter, choose pork knuckle, veal cutlet, braised piece of rib or surf & turf. The dessert is a ginger bread pudding.
Orchard Park, 670 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick; 732-554-5714
Halloween party at the Concourse Club (Wood-Ridge)
On Saturday, October 30, enjoy a spooky evening on the roof of the Concourse Club to celebrate Halloween from 5 p.m. to closing. The evening will feature a DJ, costume contest, and a menu of delicious food such as lobster bao breads, chicken sliders, I Dare You banana split and more. E-mail [email protected] for reservations.
Concourse Club Rooftop, 379 NJ-17 South, Wood-Ridge; 201-710-6459
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