Flemington New Jersey Bed & Breakfast

Wine Festival time in New Jersey!

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ME with Michael Calameco on the day of the Festival!!

ME with Michael Calomeco on the day of the Festival!!

What fun!  Main Street Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn participated in the first NJ Wine Festival of the season last weekend…the ‘East Coast Slow Food & Wine Festival’ which was hosted by Hopewell Valley Vineyards, about 15 miles from us in Pennington, NJ.  The Festival  was a great fit because of our comittment to seasonal food which is locally grown & is (for the most part) organic.  The festival featured 5 NJ Wineries which offered tastings and wine  for purchase.  Chef-owned restaurants were on hand to provide seasonal and freshly prepared offerings.  Local, artisinal  ice-cream shoppe, ‘The Bent Spoon’ scooped amazing ice creams and sorbets to our hearts content!  There were samples of NJ award winning wines, cooking demonstrations, cook book authors, seminars on organic farming, bee keeping, honey making, cheese making, wine seminars & winery tours!  Small local farms were on hand selling items such as honey,  jams,  jellies, & organic produce.  There was live music, sunshine & refreshing cool breezes!  Michael Colameco, (radio personality & Channel 12 TV Chef)  did a cooking demo and showed his technique for making crabcakes. Gary Pavlis (the 30 Minute Wine Expert) and Maureen Petrosky of ‘Wine Club’ fame brought wine education to an whole n’other level!  This event has grown out of the slow food food movement & it highlights the season’s locally grown vegetables, fruits, meats, etc.

farmers market

farmers market

We encourage you to attend a ‘Wine Festival’ this Summer and taste the best of NJ Wines!…Spend the day and maybe plan to meet up with friends you haven’t seen in awhile!   Bring a chair, pack a lunch and  slow down for the day!…its what Summer was made for. ENJOY!!  Most importantly Drink Responsibly (assign a designated driver) and Drink Local!  For Upcoming Festivals visit the NJ Winegrowers Website or do a wine tasting at a winery near to you… wine festival

*** The Slow Food movement  is a non-profit which was formed in 1986 in Italy and was formed in response to the opening of the the first McDonalds in Rome.  The organization currently has about 100,000 members worldwide in 45 countries.  SLOW FOOD promotes a philosophy of pleasure & protects ‘small’ food producers who make artisinal and quality products.  Their belief is in countering the effects the ‘industrial’ and ‘fast food’ culture.  They also work diligently towards protecting traditional food & wine heritage.

4 Responses to “Wine Festival time in New Jersey!”

  1. @Dick & Fay…Welcome! We look forward to seeing you in October…please come bearing stories of your travels and photos since we last saw each other…Quincy sends you licks…xo
    @Kathy…Welcome!…Thank you for the kind words…we do love all that we do here and so nice to have all this fun stuff to blog about…Do visit us next time you are in town for a cup of tea or a glass of wine on the veranda…sending you & your two ‘Sweeties’ love… xo

  2. Don, Ken & Quincy ~ feel like I am right there, as I wish I was when you are describing the beautiful summer events at the manor!! You are
    the most perfect coulple to be the innkeepers at Main street manor! your colorful language & enthusiasm for what you do & the passion & gusto that you do everything with is soooo reflected in all the beautiful things that you produce!!! Love Kath ~ Mike ~ & Sweety Fagan XO

  3. Dick & Fay Stout says:

    eh…that should read Quincy!

  4. Dick & Fay Stout says:

    Glad to see this site…will check in often. We hope to be back in Flemington in October, and will be giving you a call. Give Quicny a hug for us.

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