Dining Events and Updates Oct. 4

The Montclair Dispatch's Dining section in bite-sized form. Food and dining updates in and around Montclair for the week of October 4, 2015.

Want the scoop on special dining events and updates in Montclair? Look no further than the Montclair Dispatch’s Dining section; bite-sized edition. Updates featured weekly.


Amanti Vino is hosting an epic showdown of beverages, with a side of gourmet dinner this month. Cru vs. Brew 2015 features Wine icon Michael Skurnik of Skurnik Wines pitted against Garrett Brown of Firestone Walker Brewery in a throwdown: wine versus beer. The event boasts a 5-course meal, prepared by chefs Ariane Duarte (of Ariane Kitchen & Bar), Shawn Paul Dalziel (of Laurel & Sage), John Sauchelli (of Maritime Parc), Corey Heyer (of Bernards Inn), Francesco Palmieri (of the Orange Squirrel) and James Laird (of Restaurant Serenade,) each paired with a wine and beer selection from each competitor.

Cru vs. Brew: Thursday, October 22 @ 7:00PM at the Women’s Club of Upper Montclair. Tickets are $170/person and proceeds benefit Intensive Therapeutics. For more info and to purchase tickets call (973) 509-9463.


Escape is hosting two exclusive dinners in the coming month. The Rhone Wines Dinner will take place October 21st, in celebration of Escape’s alliance with Wine Legend. Escape’s own Chef Bryan Gregg is preparing a dining experience with wines from Côte du Rhône. The OctoberFeast Dinner with SO Tasty Vegan welcomes Chef Sally Owens of SO Tasty Vegan to the Escape kitchen for a vegan meal.

The Rhone Wines Dinner: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 @ 7PM. Tickets are $75/person. Seating for this event is very limited, call Escape at (973) 744-0712 to reserve. Contact Wine Legend (973) 992-4441 and reference the Escape 10/21 dinner to reserve the wines.

The OctoberFeast Dinner: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 @ 7PM.Tickets are $40/person plus tax and gratuity. BYOB. Seating for this event is very limited, call Escape at (973) 744-0712 to reserve.


The Montclair Food and Wine Festival has just opened ticket sales to their first winter event, Frost Bites 2016, for January. Montclair Food and Wine invites foodies of all kinds to celebrate the new year with an evening of small-bites, music, champagne, and a VIP event with Food Network star Chef Amanda Freitag.

Frost Bites with the Montclair Food and Wine Festival: Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 7:30PM. Tickets from $75. For more info and to purchase tickets visit montclairfoodandwinefestival.org

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