Jersey Shore Food + Wine Experience
February 28-March 1, 2020
Friday-February 28, 2020
THE HESS COLLECTION WINE DINNER – 6:30-9:30.
Curated by Paul Winberry, Jr. Executive Chef at Trama’s One Willow. Paul worked as a commercial lender by day, but at night followed his true passion and trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York City. After his initial kitchen job, he moved to California and trained under Douglas Keane, chef/owner of Cyrus, the only two star Michelin restaurant in Sonoma County where he rose to Sous Chef. Winberrie and Keane competed in TV’s Top Chef Masters and won the competition. When Cyrus closed he moved back East to work with Chef Dan Barber at the acclaimed Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY. From there he opened the Beach Tavern in Monmouth Beach and most recently opened Trama’s at One Willow in the Highlands.
The Hess Collection is one of the premier family-owned and family-led companies in Napa Valley. Hess Cabernet and Chardonnay wines are consistently rated in the 90’s by the wine press.
Menu and Pairings
Jerk Chicken – Spiced rub, creamy dipping sauce and Crunchy Spring Roll – Braised short rib, white cheddar and caramelized onion
Wine Pairing: Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon
1st Course – Watercress Salad – Endive, blue cheese, bacon lardon, candied pistachio
Wine Pairing: Hess Napa Valley Chardonnay
2nd Course – Lobster Bisque – Sherry, cream, lobster broth, chives
Wine Pairing: Hess Sauvignon Blanc Shirttail Ranches
3rd Course – Petit Filet and Roasted Bronzino – Pomme puree, creamed spinach
Wine Pairing: Bodega Colome Estate Malbec
4th Course – Warm Apple Cobbler – Vanilla bean gelato, brown sugar crumble
Wine Pairing: Hess Select Pinot
Saturday-February 29, 2020
LUNCH WITH CHEF LOU SMITH – 12:00pm-12:45pm.
Hosted by Chef/Owner Lou Smith from Blend on Main, Manasquan
Fresh from a stint on Gorden Ramsey’s TV Show, acclaimed Chef/Owner Lou Smith from Blend on Main in Manasquan demonstrates his cooking methods and prepares a delicious lunch paired with wines. TICKETS
TAPAS & RIOJA – 1:00pm-1:45pm.
Hosted by Albarino Tapas | Wine Bar – Shrewsbury.
Take a trip to Spain and sample delicious tapas paired with Spain’s wonderful Riojas. Feast on Spanish delicacies and enjoy these wine pairings: 2014 Beronia Rioja Reserva and 2015 Baron de Ley Rioja Blanco.TICKETS
A TASTING: GLORIOUS PIEDMONT – 2:00pm-2:45pm.
Hosted by Cynthia Murray – Spring Lake Bottle Shop – 2nd Generation Wine Merchants. We’ll explore the great wines of the Piedmont region of Italy and pair them with some wonderful cheeses. We’ll be tasting Sottimano Nebbiolo, Gavi La Scolca, Voghera Basarin Barbaresco and 2012 Barolo Mascarello Monprivato. TICKETS
THE ART OF PIE MAKING – 3:00pm-3:45pm.
Hosted by Sugar Specialty Bake Shop – Brielle. Now you can make spectacular pies at home when you learn the secrets of great pie making from one of the best in the area. You’ll also taste a delicious apple pie that we will pair with 2016 Chateau des Jacques Morgan and a wonderful pecan pie that we will pair with a Cantine Florio Fine Marsala Dry. TICKETS
A TASTING: SANCERRE – The Ultimate French Sauvignon Blanc. 4:00pm-4:45pm
Hosted by Katie Califano, On Premise Wine Specialist | Certified Sommelier Fedway Associates
We’ll taste two different styles; 2018 Chateau de Sancerre and 2018 Domaine de la Perriere and pair one with cheese and one with shellfish. TICKETS
THE GRAND TASTING – 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Join us for this spectacular event where you can taste wines from the major regions of the US, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Chile, Argentina and more. Enjoy cheeses and charcuterie, pates and passed hors d’ouevres. TICKETS
Sunday-February 23, 2020
BRUNCH & BELLINIS 10am-12pm.
Hosted at Cross & Orange, Cookman Ave. Asbury Park
Start with complimentary Hot Cross Buns and a Peach Bellini (or Bloody or Mimosa) then select an entree from their extensive menu. Additional drinks only $5. TICKETS
The Breakers Hotel in Spring Lake is offering special rates for the weekend.
$149 plus tax for a Petite Queen through Ocean Front King Deluxe.
$175 plus tax for any room with fireplace
Rate for EITHER option includes the room, chocolate covered strawberries, Champagne and a non-refundable $25 breakfast credit.