Upcoming Corkside Wine Events at Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, NJ

Spanish Night! Thursday, April 20, 7PM. Join us for a night celebrating Spanish food, wine and music! The US Paella champs Frank Rodino (South Orange resident) and Manny Rey will once again show their paella mastery that earned them a trip to compete in the global championships in Valencia, Spain. Chef Rich Krug will make a range of delicious tapas, Hank Zona will curate a selection of traditional wine pairings and flamenco music and performance will be provided by Viva Flamenco NJ (yes, you’ll be able to try out a few dance steps too!). $79 plus tax and service. A group of 10 pays for 9 ($711 plus tax and service).

Burgundy Night! Thursday, April 27, 7PM. Perhaps the hottest wines right now are Burgundies. Join Hank and his guest, Juan Prieto, for a five course pairing dinner and discussion. Juan is a former team psychologist for the Mets and is recognized as importing one of the finest boutique Burgundy portfolios in the US. If you can find his wines, they are likely to be on the lists of restaurants like Daniel and Café Boulud. Here is your chance to taste some of his imports paired with Chef Rich Krug’s special menu prepared especially for tonight. As at most of our events, you will also have an opportunity to purchase any wines featured. Again, you aren’t likely to find them, or find them easily. We’re bringing them to you, along with a better understanding of Burgundy that will have you well ahead of the curve. $79 plus tax and service. A group of 10 pays for 9 ($711 plus tax and service).

Pay to attend both events and you will get a free seat at a very special wine and chocolate pairing next month with Montclair based Federica Heiman of Dolce Federica Chocolates. Her crafts are gorgeous and delicious. The date and details for that event will be announced next week.

These events aren’t just great values for what you will get, no one else in the area is doing anything like this on an on-going basis. Reservations are appreciated and recommended. Email corkside@krugcatering.com or call 800-470-4335 ext. 0. Questions? Write or call Hank Zona: hank@thegrapesunwrapped.com or 917-414-8957.