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Cru Vs Brew

Join Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer & Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver as they square off to pit their respective expertise against each other alongside former Top Chef contender Ariane Duarte’s amazing gastronomical line-up.

  • When: Tuesday, March 23rd @ 7:30pm
  • Where: Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair, 200 Cooper Avenue

All net proceeds from the evening will be donated to World Cares Center, a nonprofit group working within Haitian communities. World Cares Center fosters sustainable, locally-led disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts. World Cares Center’s work supports groups such as EDEYO, a Haitian school founded by Montclair residents in Port au Prince, My Father’s House Orphanage, the Family Health Clinic and many other local groups in Haiti.

  • Wine Geek and Hop Head Tickets ($160 per person) – $80, or half of the ticket price will be tax deductible and donated to World Cares Center.
  • Wine and Beer Connoisseur Tickets ($500 per person)Attendance to a VIP cocktail party (6:30pm to 7:30pm), a seat at Garrett and Fred’s table, an autographed copy of Garrett’s book, The Brewmaster’s Table and more!

As we mentioned above, the theme of this event is a competition!  Fred and Garrett are tasked with  selecting a wine (from Amanti Vino) and beer (from Brooklyn Brewery) to pair with each of Ariane’s challenging, mouth watering courses described below.

At the conclusion of each course, a panel of judges will evaluate the success of Fred and Garrett’s pairings and select a winner.  But wait, you count too!  We will also poll the audience after each course and will include your vote in the tabulation.

Grab a napkin…

  • 1st Course: Snapper Crudo, Avocado, Orange Tapioca, Malden Sea Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2nd Course: Szechwan Peppercorn Salmon, Baby Bok Choy
  • 3rd Course: Dry Barbecue Rubbed Flank Steak, Spinach Gratin Potato
  • 4th Course: A selection of Artisanal Cheeses (donated by Tallmadge Cheese Market)
  • Dessert: Everyone’s favorite…Chocolate Flourless Cake!

Let the pairings begin!

To purchase tickets to Cru vs Brew,  call the store (973) 509-WINE (9463).  If you are unable to join, but would like to make a donation to World Cares Center, please contact Sharon Sevrens at

  • Scott

    Should be a great event for an excellent cause!

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