Taste the best food and drink that Cape May has to offer during the city’s 21st Annual Food & Wine Celebration Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15 to 24.
Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities, the event is a 10-day culinary tour and includes a variety of events, such as winery tours, dine-arounds, demonstrations, and more.
One great way to experience the culinary festival is to take part in one of the Chef’s Dine-Arounds. Try dishes from five of the city’s top restaurants, paired with wines from local wineries Sunday and Monday, Sept. 17 and 18, or Wednesday, Sept. 20. A winery representative will join the tour to explain the unique flavorings of each pairing. The trolley departs at 6 p.m. from the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. Reservations are required. Cost is $125.
The Red Store, named by New Jersey Monthly magazine as one of the Top 25 restaurants in New Jersey, will offer a farm-to-table lunch and tour starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18. Board a trolley at the Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street and take a ride to Windy Acres Farm in Dennisville, home of Cape May Sea Salt. Tour the farm and get an up-close view of the process of creating sea salt, then head to the Red Store for a nutritious farm-to-table lunch. Tickets are $45.
New in 2017 is Temperance & Temptation at North Cape May’s Nauti Spirits Distillery, to be held 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. In true Victorian-style, watch a re-enactment of a temperance debate, then stay for a cocktail demonstration. Board the trolley at the Washington Street Mall information booth for $18.
Additional activities include a Chocolate Lovers’ Feast, a Chef’s Dine Around with Cape May Brewery, Champagne Jazz Brunch, Gourmet Brunch Walk, Cape May Wine Trail, Harvest Brew Fest and more. For more information go to CapeMayMac.org.