Upcoming Fall & Fun Food Events: The #SCBD Edition

It’s official– food event season has begun and is going strong at least until November. I already had the pleasure of attending the Vendy Awards & Food Truck Rally. So in honor of the event season, check out this line-up of upcoming food events, starting with Bergenfest tomorrow night:

Bergen Health & Life Bergenfest 2012:

BERGEN COUNTY’S BIGGEST CELEBRATION!
No one knows the best go-to destinations in Bergen County better than the people who live here. You voted for your favorites and now we are bringing them all together for the 5th annual Bergenfest Party & Expo. at a New and Bigger Venue–with Great Parking.

Where: Sheraton Mahwah, 5-9 PM
The 411:
VIP Ticket Admittance – Don’t miss a thing! Enjoy EARLY admission and the chance to win great prizes, and special gifts. 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | $50 | $65 at the door
General Ticket Admittance – 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. | $35 | $50 at the door
*VIP tote bag will be given to the first 500 attendees!Order tickets here: http://www.bergenhealthandlife.com/Bergenfest2012/Sponsors:
Bergen Health & Life, Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, The Fountain Spa, Devon Fine Jewelry, Atlas, & Montvale Health Associates.

NYC Wingfest 2012:

The 411: WingFest returns, with some new challengers to try and de-throne back to back champion, Dukes NYC’s title. Join us for all you can drink drafts, and all you can eat wings from the city’s best BBQ joints.

All you can eat wings from:

When: Saturday, September 29th

Time: Noon to 7 PM (divided into two sessions)

Session 1: Noon to 3 PM

Session 2: 4 PM to 7 PM

Where: Center 548- 548 West 22nd Street, NY, NY

Robert Irvine Live:

When: Friday, October 5th 2012

Time: 8-11 PM

Where: Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ

The 411: Robert Irvine Live 2012” is Irvine’s first theatrical tour and he’s not taking the show lightly. “This is not just me cooking on stage for two hours because that has been done before. I wanted to do something totally different that makes cooking a vehicle for being able to create a theatrical event,” says Irvine. If his premiere performances in Florida are any indication, Irvine has truly taken the idea of theatrics to heart. Those performances found him rappelling down balconies and being challenged to feed members of the audience with no knowledge of the ingredients while a timer counted down. Of course, these challenges are nothing new to Irvine, whose Food Network shows “Dinner: Impossible” and “Restaurant: Impossible” often find him challenged both physically and creatively with deadlines that often seem nothing short of insurmountable let alone impossible.

Look out for my pre-show interview with Chef Robert Irvine on Jersey Bites & post show coverage coming up soon!

Fairway Foodie Programs:

FOODIE FRIENDS HALLOWEEN THEMED COOKING CLASS FOR KIDS

WHEN:   WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
TIME: 4-5 PM (AGES 4-6), 5-6PM (AGES 7-11)
WHERE: FAIRWAY MARKET WOODLAND PARK, 1570 US 46 WEST
THE 411: Hannah Netter, Children’s Culinary Instructor at Fairway Woodland Park, has over a decade of experience working in childcare and currently manages and teaches children’s cookingclasses as partof a NYC-based company.  The Fairway “Foodie Friends Class” will inspire kids to be independent with their food choices and with small responsibilities like preparing their own simple meals. Each participant will take home a Fairway lunch box that they will have time to decorate during the class; a coupon for their guardians to come back and shop; the food they prepared during the class; a Fairway grocery pad and pen; and a fun recap of what they accomplished for the day. Tickets are $5 per class and parents are welcomed but not required to attend as each class will be supervised. For more information, call or inquire within the store or email info@fairwaymarket.com. Purchase tickets at the Woodland Park store or online at www.fairwaymarket.com/foodie-friends-class.

6th Annual NYC Food  Film Festival: 

What: Where Guests Taste What They See on the Screen

When: October 17 – 21, 2012

Venues:

The 411: Returning to New York City for its 6th consecutive year offering a unique series of events where food and film lovers return to taste what they see on the screen, the NYC Food Film Festival is the only festival in the world that serves the food that is seen in the films. Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefiting the Food Bank For New York City, the 2012 NYC Food Film Festival runs from October 17 through October 21 in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The NYC Food Film Festival has grown from an intimate food-nerd date-night destination to one of New York City’s most beloved festivals, and the largest of its kind in the world. Last year, the Food Film Festival made its 2nd trip to Chicago, where it will return this year from November 15th – 17th for the Chicago Food Film Festival. The NYC Food Film Festival was created by George Motz, the documentary filmmaker behind the award-winning Hamburger America film, book, and mobile app, and host of Travel Channel’s Burger Land, along with Harry Hawk. Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival presents the best, and the most memorable, of the world’s favorite and exotic foods on the big screen…and then serves them to the guests. The NYC Food Film Festival is co-produced by Grease Bomb LLC and Food Films America.

TICKETS ARE FOR ON-SALE ONLINE AT:  www.thefoodfilmfestival.com

Hope to see some of you readers at these events! Let me know if you plan on coming! Look out for another event round up in the works closer to November. Comment me if you plan on coming out!

‘Til next time, happy Eating! 😀

The leaves are FALLing and the Drinks Are Flowing!

Fall is here! Apple picking is in full spin and pumpkin picking has begun as October is quickly approaching. In honor of the new season, here are a few cocktail recipes to celebrate with:

PUMPKIN PATCH

Stone Rose Lounge, Lilium, Whiskey Blue, Whiskey Park, Living Room

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon light brown sugar

1 teaspoon honey

3 dashes of pumpkin spice seasoning

¾ ounces fresh lime juice

1 egg white of medium size egg

1 ¾ ounces 100% apple cider

1 ½ ounces Avion Silver Tequila

Instructions: In a shaker glass add light brown sugar, honey, pumpkin spice seasoning, fresh lime juice, and egg white. Shake vigorously until dissolved and add apple cider and Avion Silver Tequila; garnish with pumpkin spice seasoning.

CALABAZA-TINI

Havana Central

Ingredients:

1 ounce Bols pumpkin smash liqueur

½ ounce hazelnut liqueur

½ ounce high proof rum

½ ounce gold rum

2 ounces ice cream base

Pinch of cinnamon sugar

Instructions: Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.  Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with cinnamon and sugar.

DISARONNO APPLE COBBLER

DISARONNO

Ingredients:

2 parts DISARONNO

1 part cranberry juice

1 part apple juice

¼ part fresh lemon juice

Instructions: In a rocks glass, mix ingredients over ice. Garnish with an apple slice.

HOLIDAY DELIGHT

DISARONNO

Ingredients:

1 ounce aged rum/ whiskey/ cognac

1 ounce DISARONNO

1 heaping bar spoon of pumpkin pie mix

½ ounce heavy cream

1 whole egg

Instructions: Place all ingredients into a mixing glass. Dry Shake (shake without ice so as to ‘whip’ the ingredients together). Then shake again with ice. Strain into a rocks glass without any ice. Top with freshly grated Cinnamon.
CINNAMON OLD FASHION

KOI Bryant Park

Ingredients:

½ ounce cinnamon simple syrup

1 dash bitters

2 ounces Overholt Rye Whiskey

Orange pieces

2 cherries

Instructions: Muddle orange pieces and cherries with cinnamon simple syrup. Add bitters, Overholt Rye Whiksey, and shake with ice. Strain over fresh ice; garnish with a cherry and cinnamon stick.

 

AUTUMN CRISP

KOI Bryant Park

Ingredients:

1 ounce lavender scented cucumber purée

1/2 ounce simple syrup

2 squeezed lemon segments

2 ½ oz bull dog gin

Instructions: Shaken and strained into a martini glass.

 I don’t know about you but I love the Fall– here’s to a wonderful season! If you know of more Fall cocktails please comment below! I love trying new cocktail recipes! Who knows I may just post it on the Small Chick Big Deals Facebook page too!

Cheers! 😀