Eat, Drink and Be Merry in Cape May this Holiday Season

Share and celebrate the most festive season of the year with friends and family over gourmet meals, fine wines and much more this Christmas season in Cape May. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is offering special food and wine events to savor the best flavors of the holidays in Cape May — one of “America’s Best Food Cities,” according to Condé Nast Traveler magazine, ranking with cities such as New York and New Orleans — now through Jan. 1, 2019. Satisfy your appetite for Christmas cheer with these delicious events.

The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate great food and fine wine with friends and family. MAC is offering many holiday-themed food and wine tours and events that will satisfy your appetite for Christmas cheer.

The man in the jolly red suit will be coming to town and visiting the Inn of Cape May for Breakfast with Santa at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8, and Sundays, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9. Share a family-friendly breakfast buffet with Santa. Children can visit with Santa Claus, share their Christmas lists and hear a Christmas story. Admission is $18 adults, $12 children (ages 3-12) and $5 children under 3 who are dining.

It’s a bountiful buffet for chocolate lovers! Enjoy seven plated courses of delicious chocolate desserts and hear how each was created from the chef who prepared it during the Chocolate Lovers Feast at The Blue Rose Inn. This is a limited event so reserve early. 653 Washington St. Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. Admission is $40.

Come home for the holidays! Celebrate with a festive five-course dinner paired with a selection of wines at the famous Mad Batter restaurant during the Mad Batter Wine Dinner— “Home for the Holidays” on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Limited to 60. Admission is $75 (tax and gratuity included).

Are you a wine aficionado? Learn all about wines made for celebrating during the Cape May Wine School Class “Classic Champagne: A Tour of Sparkling Wine” on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. Before you pop the cork, prepare for your holiday celebrations by tasting delicious sparkling wines perfect for holiday celebrations at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St. Call the Washington Inn directly at (609) 884-5697 for tickets. Admission is $40 (gratuity not included).

Don’t miss this special opportunity! Enjoy a five-course, gourmet feast this holiday, with each course served in one of Cape May’s premier restaurants during the unforgettable Chefs’ Dine-Around on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 6 p.m. Wine will be selected for each course, and a representative from the sponsoring winery will explain the pairings. A trolley shuttle between restaurants is provided. Reserve early; limited to 34. Admission is $125 (gratuity included).

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