Saturday, January 19, 2013

Valentine’s Day Planning in Woodland Park

It’s not too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day and Fairway Market has a terrific event coming up to help you plan something special!
On Tuesday, February 5 at their Woodland Park, NJ location, they will be hosting a Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Tasting and Lecture with experts in each field:

·         Steve Jenkins, Fairway’s cheese monger

·         Joshua Wesson, Fairway’s sommelier

·         Alexandra Leaf, chocolate expert

Fairway Market’s Steven Jenkins has been a cheese monger for almost 40 years and he has been an intensely influential driving force behind the state of the artisanal cheese industry in the United States today.    Jenkins’ first book, Cheese Primer (Workman, 1996) a New York Times bestseller, is one of the most highly regarded manuscripts in the cheese industry. Jenkins was a board member of The American Cheese Society and was awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award. Also, in recognition of his significant contributions and services given to the field of agriculture and to France, he was given the Order of Agricultural Merit by the French Minister of Agriculture in March, 2010.
Joshua Wesson (@joshuawine) is known to be among the most successful, knowledgeable and engaging people in international wine-and-spirits industry. In 1989, he was nominated for the Who’s Who in American cooking. In 1990, he was elected to the board of the American Institute of Wine & Food’s New York chapter. In 1997, Food & Wine magazine named him the Retail Wine Innovator of the Year for his work with Best Cellars which he founded. He is considered to be a leading authority on the pairing of wine and food and has written extensively on the subject in books and magazines.

Alexandra Leaf is an acknowledged scholar, a noted culinary historian, lecturer and expert guide to the world’s finest chocolates. She is the producer of the 92nd St. Y’s annual Chocolate Fest and President of Chocolate Tours of New York City. She also leads walking tours and teaches classes for the Institute for Culinary Education. As a chocolate educator she travels the world lecturing on the history, manufacture and appreciation of fine chocolates.
Tickets are required. There is no charge for the evening but any donations to the Anita Kaufmann Foundation would be greatly appreciated.  The Anita Kaufmann Foundation is a public charity whose sole mission is to educate the public not to fear people with epilepsy, seizures or brain trauma.  All of their programs are designed to eliminate stigma and increase awareness of these conditions and their impact on families and entire communities.

A credit card is required to secure your tickets. Your card will not be charged unless you have chosen to make a donation. Space is limited for this free event so go to  to reserve seats.
Besides getting expert tips on three essential ingredients for a perfect Valentine’s Day, if you choose to make a donation to the Anita Kaufmann Foundation, you’ll be helping others. Sounds like a delicious, heart-warming way to spend an evening!


1510 US Rt 46 West
Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Tuesday, February 5